Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Amreli district. It is located at southwest of the peninsular state of Gujarat. It spans an area of about 116 square-miles. The sanctuary was established in the year 1965 with the purpose of protecting the remaining wild population of lion outside the regions of Africa. Presently it is the only shelter of Asiatic lions. Owing to the efforts of wildlife activists, forest department and NGOs, the area gained the status of a protected area in 1900, by the declaration of the Nawab of the Princely State of Junagadh. Various lion breeding programs run in the sanctuary which has helped in augmenting the number of lions. It is also home to a vast variety of flora and other species of animals. Gir wildlife sanctuary is greatly famed for the conservation of Asiatic lions in the country.
Nagnath temple is a renowned temple of Amreli district. It was built by Late Diwan of Amreli. The temple is known for the magnificent architecture that adorns this beautiful temple.
Port Pipavav is the first private port of the country. It also owns the credit of being the third largest container terminal operator that occupies an area of about 6760 square kilometres. The port has one LPG / liquid cargo berth and three dry cargo berths. These three dry cargo berths are equipped with instruments which can handle multipurpose cargo and span a length of about 725 metres.
Other Tourist Places of Amreli District
Amreli district is further adorned with a number of temples including Balaji Hanuman Temple, Kamnath Temple, Gayatri Temple, Tapovan Temple, Bhimnath Temple, Khodiyar Temple, Bhurakhiya Hanuman Temple and Rokadia Hanuman Temple. Apart from these, Dhari town, Untvad town, Mandanka Nivas and Rajmahal Palace are other tourist attractions of the district.
(Last Updated on : 14-11-2013)
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