Waghai Camp Site

CategoryForest

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressWaghai Camp Site, NH - 360, Ambapada, Near Saputara Hills, Waghai, Dang, Gujarat.

pincode394730

DistrictDang

About Waghai Camp Site

Transportation

BY ROAD The park lies close to National Highway 8 and is bisected by the Waghai-Vansda State Highway. The nearest town is Waghai, 4km away. It is 28 km from Ahwa, 40 km from Billimora, and 60 km from Saputara. The area is easiest explored with a private vehicle, but public transport is available, though less convenient. There are buses from Surat, Billimora, and Valsad to Vansda village, and from there you can hire a jeep to the park for about Rs 50/- per person. There are no taxi operations close to Vansda, but you can also get a cab from Surat, Bilimora or Valsad. By ST bus, Ahwa, the district headquarters and on a plateau from which begins the ascenscion from Waghai to Saputara, is often the most convenient place to arrive in the Dangs.

BY RAIL The nearest railway station is Waghai. The narrow gauge rail link connecting Ahwa to Billimora runs through the park, but ask around to check if its still functioning when you come here.

BY AIR The nearest airport is in Surat, 120 km away.

History

This education center is in the south east part of the park along the Ambika river. It is located at the Dang Forest Division on the way to the Waghai Botanical Garden. It offers visitors a unique and exciting opportunity to stay in the forest and make friends with it. After an evening campfire under the stars you can spend the night at the center. In the morning you can hire a guide (Rs. 50) to take you through the forest and tell you the names of trees and their uses, show you leopard tracks, how to recognize birds by their song, and other such secrets. There is a fantastic 3-story tree house made of bamboo which is perfect for early morning bird watching. Entry to the center is free.


Waghai Botanical Garden is a man-made garden and biodiversity conservation centre, which covers an area of 24 hectares. It houses more than 1400 species of Indian flora, which include several endemic and exotic plants.

Famous for

The place is not very much crowded. Makes it excellent destination to relax from city life. There’s a fantastic 3 storey tree house built inside campus.


Kilad Eco-tourism Centre is a part of Vansda National Park. With comfortable log huts and tree huts, the camp site is an ideal location for nature camps. The site, having an all season access, is a home to riverine woodlands and aquatic eco-systems and is administered by the Forest Department.

Best time to Visit

After monsoon, October to February. Even in summer, the atmosphere in Kilad Nature Center is pleasant.

Best time to Go

During Day 8.00am to 6.00pm

Distance of nearest cities

  • Saputara
    to
    Ahmedabad
    420km
  • Saputara
    to
    Ambaji
    600km
  • Saputara
    to
    Amreli
    708km
  • Saputara
    to
    Bharuch
    238km
  • Saputara
    to
    Bhavnagar
    589km
  • Saputara
    to
    Bhuj
    774km
  • Saputara
    to
    Dahod
    468km
  • Saputara
    to
    Dwarka
    835km
  • Saputara
    to
    Gandhinagar
    449km
  • Saputara
    to
    Himmatnagar
    499km
  • Saputara
    to
    Jamnagar
    691km
  • Saputara
    to
    Junagadh
    705km
  • Saputara
    to
    Mehsana
    494km
  • Saputara
    to
    Morabi
    443km
  • Saputara
    to
    Palanpur
    566km
  • Saputara
    to
    Porbandar
    790km
  • Saputara
    to
    Somnath
    784km
  • Saputara
    to
    Surat
    172km
  • Saputara
    to
    Valsad
    121km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Ahwa and thier inquiry no. is, 02631220030

Nearest Railway Station is Navsari and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Surat and thier inquiry no. is, 02612720109

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