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ADDRESS
177, Haripur Village, Bhalchel,
Haripur Road, Junagadh District, Sasan Gir
Gujarat - 362150
 
EMAIL
 
PHONE
+91 285 350 2000
+91 901 650 1663 (9AM to 6PM Monday to Saturday)

HOW TO REACH ARAMNESS GIR

BY AIR

NEAREST AIRPORTS


Keshod (35 kms)
Diu (110 kms)
Porbandar (139 kms)
Rajkot (154 kms)

BY TRAIN

NEAREST RAILWAY STATIONS


Somnath (45 kms)
Junagadh (52 kms)
Gondal (117 kms)

BY ROAD

DISTANCE FROM MAJOR CITIES


Rajkot (154 kms)
Jamnagar (200 kms)
Bhavnagar (216 kms)
Gandhidham (341 kms)
Ahmedabad (350 kms)
Vadodara (386 kms)
Surat (530 kms)

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INFORMATION

Planning your trip is half of the fun, so we’ve put together a robust set of resources on some of the must-know essentials and tips ahead of your travels.

TRAVEL INFO

How to get here
There are various options to choose from when planning your journey to Aramness Gir and you can be sure we’ll do our utmost to take care of you from the moment we meet. Aramness Gir is located right on the boundary of Sasan Gir, Gir National Park, Gujarat, India. Access to Sasan Gir is by road.

One can fly into the domestic airports at Rajkot, Porbandar and Diu, a small coastal town on the west coast of Gujarat or Ahmedabad which is the closest International airport. All are serviced by several daily scheduled flights from Mumbai or Delhi. There is also a daily scheduled flight from Ahmedabad to Porbandar.

If you are arriving by private aircraft and helicopter transfer, you can fly into Keshod Airport 35 km away from Aramness Gir.

Our road transfers are done in style and comfort in air-conditioned 4 x 4 vehicles, fully equipped with Aramness amenities and snacks. Transfer times are listed below.
  • From Rajkot it is a 3-hour transfer
  • From Ahmedabad it is a 7-hour transfer
  • From Porbandar it is a 2.5-hour transfer
  • From Diu it is a 2.5-hour transfer
  • From Keshod it is a 45 min transfer
What to pack
During the warmer months the weather can be very hot and dry, becoming warm and wet during our monsoon season. Breathable, natural fabrics are recommended during this season with longer lengths to protect from sun and mosquitoes.
  • A pair of long trousers
  • Cotton t-shirts, including a long sleeve one
  • Comfortable trousers for sightseeing
  • Comfortable shoes for walking/trekking
  • A wide brim hat
  • A bathing suit
  • A windbreaker/light jacket
  • A light linen or cotton sundress
  • A light fleece or long sleeve shirt
  • A shawl for cooler weather as well as to cover the shoulders and upper arms when visiting a place of worship or local community
  • A pair of sandals
  • A pair of closed shoes (there is no need for high heels!)
  • Sunglasses, lip balm, sunblock, mosquito repellent
  • Camera, memory cards, chargers and adapters
The winter months (November to February) in Gujarat are by no means cold with average highs of around 29 degrees Celsius, but temperatures can drop at night. We suggest the following warm clothes during this season.
  • A warm jacket or winter coat
  • A warm beanie, winter hat and scarf, especially for game drives
  • A pair of gloves
  • A long sleeve shirt with thermal under garments
  • A warm jumper
What to watch
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by John Madden
  • Kitchen Therapy by Kamini Patel, a YouTube series of cooking shows by our very own foodie and chef.
  • Gotta do India, a YouTube travel show by local Scherezade Shroff
  • Great Indian Railway Journeys a British television documentary series with Michael Portillo
  • Rick Stein’s India
  • Highway a 2014 Indian road drama film written and directed by Imtiaz Ali
  • Lion by Garth Davis
  • India’s Wandering Lions by Martin Dohrn and Praveen Singh
  • Gandhi by Richard Attenborough
  • Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat, the anthem of Gujarat composed by A.R Rahman
  • Gir under the Monsoon Clouds a film by Wildlife Division Sasan Gir and Gujarat Forest Department
  • Breathe in a bit of Gujarat - Gir with Amitabh Bachchan and Gujarat Tourism
What to read
  • Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen
  • Freedom at Midnight by Dominique Lapierre & Larry Collins
  • Holy Cow: an Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald
  • The Holy Cow and other Indian Stories by Tarun Chopra
  • The Wild Heart of India: Nature and Conservation in the City, the Country, and the Wild by T R Shankar Raman
  • Rewilding: India’s Experiments in Saving Nature by Bahar Dutt
  • Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent by Pranay Lal

FAQS

When can I check-in?
Check in time is 14:00 hours. Should you be arriving early, we will do our best to accommodate you and get your room ready as quickly as possible. Should you be arriving late, we will ensure your check in is swiftly processed and you may make use of our afterhours menu.
When must I check out by?
Our check out time is 11:00 hours. Should you need a later check out and your room is not available, you can make use of the spa change room and showers to freshen up before departing.
What is your cancellation policy?
Guests using rack rates and cancelling 30 days prior to arrival will not be charged, however our discounted and special rates are fully prepaid and thus cannot be amended or cancelled.
What is your child policy?
All children are welcome at Aramness. Children under the age of 12 stay free if sharing a room with 2 adults. Children under the age of 12 may share a kothi with adults.
What is your policy on gratuities?
While appreciated, gratuities are not included and are entirely at the guest’s discretion. If you wish, gratuities can be added to your account for settlement on departure. The following may act as a guideline but is by no means a rule:

- Guests tip their safari guide and butler separately: US$ 20-30 and US$ 10-20 (per room, per day) respectively

- Gratuities for the lodge team are pooled and distributed amongst the entire staff: US$ 10-20 (per room per day)
What are the Covid protocols you have in place?
In light of continuing and ever-changing developments, we are adapting quickly. We strive to continuously find ways to strike the perfect balance between giving our guests an experience of a lifetime, whilst ensuring their well-being. Our teams continue to deal with each booking, case by case, and we will be led by our guests as to what their needs are and tailor-make their stay around those. Our back-of-house protocols are rigorous and in line with government standards. Please check with our reservations team to find out more details.
What are your park fees?
Park fees are charged by the Gujarat Forest Department. The entry fee for one vehicle (max 6 pax) is INR 1000 for Indian residents and INR 7000 for foreign nationals. This fee is subject to change.
What is the best time of the year to travel and why?
Each season comes with its own benefits, the details of which are underlined in our Rates section. October to March is highly recommended, as the weather is mild and pleasant giving you the best opportunity to maximise on the region’s incredible outdoor activities.

April to June is ideal for game viewing, as the visibility in the park increases drastically. With temperatures rising to 35 - 40 Celsius, the wildlife gathers around the water holes more frequently, making for excellent viewing.
How many days should I stay ideally?
This really depends on your itinerary, but we’d suggest a minimum of 3 nights.
How do I greet in Gujarat?
A few words in the local language go a very long way. Here are a few of the basics:
Welcome: Swagat che
Please: Krupa karine
Thank you: Abhara
Hello: Namaste
Good morning: Suprabhata
Good afternoon: Subha bapor
Good evening: Subha sanj
Goodbye: Avjo
Sleep well: Saru ungaje