Kunbar Eco Campsite, Narmada, Gujarat
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This post is an updated information guide of Kunbar Eco Tourism Campsite. Kunbar is a scenic village surrounded by hills all around. The campsite is 1 hr drive from Rajpipla city and a few minutes drive through rustic roads from Dediapada town. On the Google Maps, it can be found as Kunbar Eco Resort. The forest department has also landscaped a herbal/botanical garden a few hundred meters from the campsite.
A few months back, I was contacted by Narmada Forest Department to improve digital presence of Narmada eco tourism campsites. I, along with help of my younger brother Kunj Dodiya, set out to document every campsite in Narmada district by photos, videos and web pages.
Following is the account of Kunbar Eco Tourism Campsite:
Link to Narmada Eco Tourism web page: https://www.narmadaecotourism.org/places/campsites/kunbar-eco-tourism-campsite/
Please note that we photographed Kunbar in the month of February 2018, which isn’t the best time to capture beauty of Narmada region. Expect the campsite to be a lot more vibrant and green in the monsoon and post monsoon months up-to December.
Video by: Kunj Dodiya
The images below are 24 megapixels ultra high quality images and will take some time to load. I should’ve scaled and optimized them for web. Too late now, my bad.
Photos by: Kunj Dodiya
Kunbar Campsite is situated 50 km from the Narmada district headquarter, Rajpipla. I recommend getting to this place in own vehicle, public transportation is rare and would only be a hassle.
Dediapada is the closest town to Kunbar. The navigation isn’t as complicated as Junaraj Campsite and can be easily reached by Google Maps. Below is the linked exact Google Maps location:
|From Place||To Place||Distance in kms/Time in hr|
|Rajpipla||Kunbar Ecotourism||55 km / 1 hr 30 min|
|Surat||Kunbar Ecotourism||120 km / 2 hr 30 min|
|Ahmedabad||Kunbar Campsite||230 km / 4 hr|
|Mumbai||Kunbar Campsite||360 km / 7 hr|
|Vadodara||Kunbar Campsite||150 km / 3 hr|
I had implemented online booking functionality on the forest department website, however due to circumstances it couldn’t be enabled for production.
The booking can be done offline by calling the forest department at: +91 2640 220013. Alternative contact numbers are provided below. They are crowd-sourced and aren’t guaranteed to work.
Vishal Khadi Campsite: +91 2640 220330
Zarwani, Junaraj and Sagai Campsite: +91 2640 – 220013, 220343.
Contact Vijaybhai Directly for Zarwani, Junaraj, Sagai or Kunbar Campsite. His Mobile number: +91 7016861567
Above contact details are published in best faith and might not work in future.
Accommodation and Facilities
Cost of Accomodation
It’s always an good idea to call the Narmada Forest Department to get accurate pricing details. This is estimated cost.
|Cottage||Rs. 1000 / night|
|Tent House||Rs. 1000 / night|
|Hall||Rs. 3000 / night|
The forest department/campsite managing team has published list of all *possible* activities. If you’re school or an organization, you may be able to organize custom activities with the help of campsite management.
It is important to note that the list of activities is just an indicator of possibility and doesn’t guarantee its availability.
- Local dance
- Bird watching
- Star gazing
- Medicinal garden
- Night walk
- Cultural program
- Agriculture field visit
- Adventure activity
- Local adivasi food
- Wildlife movie
- Painting kits for children
- Digital detox
Kunbar has the perk of being at one of the best locations in Narmada. The area is serene and quiet. However, the lack of publicity kill the advantage of prominent location. While it is true that posts like this one try to promote the campsite, other models of offline publicity are also as much needed as digital publicity. Most people know of the popular campsites such as Vishal Khadi, Zarvani and Junaraj – but only a handful know of Kunbar.
I hope this post has been helpful to plan your visit.
If you have any additional information or feedback, please drop a comment down the post. Happy journey!
Other Narmada Campsites
- Dev Mogra Eco Tourism Campsite
- Junaraj Eco Tourism Campsite
- Kunbar Eco Tourism Campsite
- Sagai Malsamot Eco Tourism Campsite
- Vishal Khadi Eco Tourism Campsite
- Zarvani Eco Tourism Campsite
Other Places of Interest in Narmada
- Statue of Unity
- Sardar Sarovar Dam
- Ninai Waterfall
- Zarvani Waterfall
- Valley of Flowers
- Rajpipla City
- Rajwant Palace
- Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
Did you know that all campsites of Narmada are managed by a committee consisting of locals? The local village committee is responsible for maintenance of the campsite. As far I know, revenue coming from tourist accommodation bookings also goes into their account.