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Sagai-Malsamot Eco Campsite, Narmada, Gujarat

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November 2, 2018

This post is an updated information guide of Sagai Malsamot Eco Tourism Campsite. Sagai is located on the foothills of Malsamot hill station. It is a 2-hour drive around a winding road from Rajpipla located in the Dediapada Wildlife Sanctuary.

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 Sagai & Malsamot Eco Tourism Campsite:


Link to Narmada Eco Tourism web page: https://www.narmadaecotourism.org/places/campsites/sagai-malsamot-eco-tourism-campsite/


Please note that we photographed the campsite 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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe9DtmG3tz0

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

Sagai Malsamot Campsite is situated 70 km from the Narmada district headquarter, Rajpipla.

Sagai and Malsamot are neighboring villages hence the campsite has Sagai-Malsamot both name combined. When people refer to Malsamot ecotourism, it will be the same. 


Distance Matrix

From PlaceTo PlaceDistance in kms/Time in hr
RajpiplaSagai Malsamot Ecotourism70 km / 1 hr 30 min
SuratSagai Malsamot Ecotourism150 km / 3 hr
AhmedabadSagai-Malsamot Campsite250 km / 5 hr
MumbaiSagai-Malsamot Campsite400 km / 7 hr
VadodaraSagai-Malsamot Campsite140 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

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

At Sagai

FacilityCount
Twin Hut
6
Dining Hall1
Kitchen Hut1
Dormitory Room2
Interpretation Center1

At Samot

FacilityCount
Rest House Room2
Room6
Bamboo Hut 2

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
RoomRs. 1000 / night
HutRs. 1000 / night
DormitoryRs. 500 / 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
  • Botanical garden
  • Medicinal garden
  • Night walk
  • Cultural program
  • Games
  • Agriculture field visit
  • Adventure activity
  • Local Adivasi cusine
  • Wildlife movie
  • Painting kits for children
  • Digital detox
  • Meeting
  • Waterfall
  • Playing arena for kids
  • Interpretation center

Closing Note

Sagai campsite took me by a surprise that it is placed right next to the state highway. Which is quite uncommon to see for campsites. Other campsites of Narmada are usually tucked away far in the tribal areas. They feel secluded. Whereas, Sagai doesn’t feel so secluded and serene. 

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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6 Comments
  1. Reply

    Jasmin Ramani

    June 29, 2019

    Please can u provide latest contact details for booking these campsites? Because no number is active as mentioned above.

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      June 29, 2019

      Unfortunately, no. I haven’t been in touch with this place lately.

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      June 29, 2019

      Maybe you can refer to this comment:

      “Updated contact info provided by Mr Jignesh Rajani:

      Vishal Khadi Campsite 02640 – 220330

      Zarwani, Junaraj and Sagai Campsite 02640 – 220013,220343.

      Contact Vijaybhai Directly for Zarwani, Junaraj, Sagai or Kunbar Campsite. His Mobile number – 7016861567

      Thank you very much Jignesh Bhai.”

  2. Reply

    Darpan Dodiya

    August 30, 2018

    Updated contact info provided by Mr Jignesh Rajani:

    Vishal Khadi Campsite 02640 – 220330

    Zarwani, Junaraj and Sagai Campsite 02640 – 220013,220343.

    Contact Vijaybhai Directly for Zarwani, Junaraj, Sagai or Kunbar Campsite. His Mobile number – 7016861567

    Thank you very much Jignesh Bhai.

  3. Reply

    Jigar Dhaduk

    January 11, 2018

    We are group of 8 people and and one 5 year old boy. we are planing to come on 13th & 14th of January. We would like to do small trek n visit koshmal Waterfall. Please let us know which type of accommodation are you providing so we can book. you can call me or reply on email. Waiting for your reply

    Thank you
    Jigar 9725039730

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      January 16, 2018

      Hi Jigar,

      Unfortunately I’m just a traveler like you and not an official point of contact.

      You’ll to call the concerned department for such information, contact details has been mentioned in the article above.

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