Kunbar Eco Campsite, Narmada, Gujarat

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November 6, 2018

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.


Introduction Video

https://youtu.be/b2Trtxow6TA

Video by: Kunj Dodiya


Photo Gallery

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


Location

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:


Distance Matrix

From PlaceTo PlaceDistance in kms/Time in hr
RajpiplaKunbar Ecotourism55 km / 1 hr 30 min
SuratKunbar Ecotourism120 km / 2 hr 30 min
AhmedabadKunbar Campsite230 km / 4 hr
MumbaiKunbar Campsite360 km / 7 hr
VadodaraKunbar Campsite150 km / 3 hr

Booking Details

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. 

Campsite Contacts

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

FacilityCount
Cottage
4
Tent House7
Hall1

Cost of Accomodation

It’s always an good idea to call the Narmada Forest Department to get accurate pricing details. This is estimated cost. 

Booking TypeCost
CottageRs. 1000 / night
Tent HouseRs. 1000 / night
HallRs. 3000 / night

Activities

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.

  • Trekking
  • Local dance
  • Bird watching
  • Star gazing
  • Medicinal garden
  • Night walk
  • Cultural program
  • Games
  • Agriculture field visit
  • Adventure activity
  • Local adivasi food
  • Wildlife movie
  • Painting kits for children
  • Digital detox
  • Meeting

Closing Note

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


Other Places of Interest in Narmada

List: Places to Visit in Narmada

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. 

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