This forested, hilly, 1412-sq-km sanctuary, about halfway between Veraval and Junagadh, is the last refuge of the Asiatic lion (Panthera leopersica). Taking a safari through the thick, undisturbed forests is a joy – even without the added excitement of spotting lions, other wildlife, and myriad bird species. Access to the sanctuary is by safari permit only, bookable in advance online.