Super excited, the ride continued to Asiatic Lion's home, Gir forest. We entered Gir from the Choleadi gate, the herbivores welcomed us Nilgai, Sambar, Chital and the Langurs. Although we missed out on the Big Cats.
The following morning, we had to satiate ourselves with the mid-day safari but we missed out on the Lions. We checked the Kamleshwar dam, a hotspot for the Lions here, for any signs of activity but alas to no avail. Then we heard,as if music to our ears, Alarm Calls!!!!
The Chitals, were anxiously shouting out their lungs and we halted to try and notice the source of their concern. A silence of about 10 minutes and suddenly a movement in the bushes. Amazingly, it was a pair of Leopards. To spot a Leopard, has to be a matter of destiny, and ours was on a good one, I must say, as we got 2 of them. Satisfied and thrilled we ended the safari.
On our way back to Rajkot, we saw a large group of people stranded by the side of the road with torch lights in their hand. Intrigued by the commotion, we enquired and surprise...LIONS!!!
Relaxing amidst the stout Mango trees, she was least bothered by the crowd in front of her, so much so that she didn't mind cuddling with one of her cubs. Another Lioness walked past her and we figured out that, they were 2 of them and both had their own cubs. Goosebumps!! We watched this entire scene with amazement.Feeling happy and content we continued with our journey.