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The List of Eco Tourism Campsites in Gujarat

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February 3, 2016

A comprehensive list of all eco tourism campsites of Gujarat. Previously in this series, I’ve prepared list of

Continuing the series, I will list all eco campsites of Gujarat in this article, with photos and adequate information.

Note: I’ve not been to all the campsites personally. I tried best to gather and provide details as accurately as possible. If you find something wrong here, contact me or drop a comment down.

Update (23-02-2016): Yesterday, I received an email from Deepak I Mehta, Vadodara. Mr. Mehta has visited most of the campsites listed down. He has provided missing details of many campsites. Updating this article to add them. A huge thank you:)

What Is Eco Tourism & Campsites

Eco tourism is defined as: “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.”

Most of the campsites have some common characteristics:

  • They are far from concrete jungles. In fact, most of them are located deep inside actual jungles. 🙂
  • River nearby
  • Basic Accommodation – Tent and Dormitory
  • Basic Food
  • Less crowded
  • Peaceful atmosphere. Relaxed ambience. Noise free life.

The eco campsites and nature education sites in Gujarat are generally maintained by EDC – Eco-tourism Development Committee.

The List

Click on each campsites title name for quick summary, location, driving directions, booking information, booking contact numbers and photos. 

 

Click/tap on campsite title for more details.

I’ve created a custom map of all the listed campsites. View It.

 

Mahal Eco Tourism Campsite – Campsite Center In Mahal, Ahwa, Dangs, Gujarat – 5

Surrounded by Purna Wild Life Sanctuary, Mahal Campsite has excellent walking and trekking options. Recently, (February 2016), an event named Dang Bird Festival has been organized at this campsite.

Mahal Eco Tourism Campsite - Campsite Center In Mahal, Ahwa, Dangs, Gujarat - 16

Location: Mahal Village, Purna Wild Life Sanctuary, Ahwa, Dang

Booking Information / Contact Details:
+91 94271 74037, +91 94297 00265
mahalecotourism@gmail.com

02631-220203
dcfdangnorth16@gmail.com

More Info & Photos: Mahal Campsite

Padamdungari Eco Tourism Campsite near Unai, Vyara, Surat – Contact Number, Map, Hotel, Accommodation – 12

Padamdungri is campsite located on the banks of Ambika river, 10 km from Unai and 30 km from Vyara town. Developed and maintained by Eco Tourism Development Committee (EDC), Padam Dungari stands amongst forests of Sahyadri mountain range. Padamdungari is one of the 4 eco tourism sites in the Dang area.

Padamdungari Eco Tourism Campsite near Unai, Vyara, Surat - Contact Number, Map, Hotel, Accommodation - 3

Location: Near Unai, Vyara, Surat

Booking Contact:
Padamdungari Contact Number: 02630-290796
Mobiles: 97278 78583 (Always try this)
Range Forest Unai Office: 02630-236244

More Info & Photos: Padamgunri Eco Tourism

Kevdi Eco Tourism Campsite – Kevdi, Chhota Udepur, Vadodara by Gujarat Tourism Blog

Clarification needed for Kevdi.

There are two campsites in Gujarat having same name, ‘Kevdi’. One is in near Vadodara and another is near Surat. Refer to this map for more clarification. Information below is for Kevdi Eco Campsite near Vadodara.

Kevdi Eco Tourism Campsite - Kevdi, Chhota Udepur, Vadodara by Gujarat Tourism Blog.jpg
Image: Gujarat Tourism

Location: Road connecting Jambughoda Sanctuary and Ratanmahal Sanctuary, SH62,  in Vadodara

Route: Vadodara – Dabhoi – Bodeli – Tejgadh – Zoz – Kevdi & back (Approx.distance from Vadodara 132 kms)

Booking Contact:
Deputy Conservator of Forest
Chhota Udepur Division
Chhota Udepur
Phone (02669) 232032 / 232303
Email:  dcfchhotaudepur@gmail.com

Contact Person at the Campsite: Mr.Jethabhai Parmar 09879393733

More Info & Photos: Kevdi Campsite & Eco Tourism Vadodara

Featured – Polo Forest Vijaynagar, Idar Near Ahmedabad Gujarat – Hotel, Photography, Photos, Accommodation, Resort

Located among dense jungle and ancient temples, Polo Forest Campsite is a good destination to chill out from Ahmedabad. The site is located on the banks of Vanaj river, near Harnav dam site.

Featured - Polo Forest Vijaynagar, Idar Near Ahmedabad Gujarat - Hotel, Photography, Photos, Accommodation, Resort

Location: Polo Forest, Vijayanagar, Idar

Booking Contact:
Himmatnagar Forest Department
Contact Number 1: 02772243090
Contact Number 2: 02772247279

More Info & Photos: Polo Forest Idar

Zarwani Eco Touism Campsite Narmada, Gujarat by Gujarat Tourism Blog1

Zarvani Campsite is situated inside the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to a gamut of flora & fauna. It’s near Narmada campsite. Other sightseeing areas nearby include the Zarwani waterfalls, the Shoolpaneshwar Temple, the Gheer Khadi.

Zarwani Eco Touism Campsite Narmada, Gujarat by Gujarat Tourism Blog1
Image: Gujarat Tourism

Location: Thawadia checkpost, Narmada dam site, Rajpipla

Route: Vadodara – Dabhoi – Rajpipla – Village Gora – Zarwani (Distance approx.110 kms)

Booking Contact:
Deputy Conservator of Forest
Narmada Forest Division
Near Vadia Jakat Naka,
Rajpipla – 393145

Phone (02640) 220013 / 220343

Email – dcfnarmada@gmail.com

More Info & Photos: Zarvani Campsite in Shoolpaneshar Rajpipla

Elevated Patform – Kilad Campsite Vansda, Nature Education Eco Center Near Saputara, Gujarat – 1

Kilad eco campsite is nature education center cum ecotourism site contained in Vansda National Park. The campsite is 2 km off Vansda – Waghai state highway, on the banks of Ambika river.

Along with the tag of campsite, Kilad also holds tag of nature education center.

Elevated Patform - Kilad Campsite Vansda, Nature Education Eco Center Near Saputara, Gujarat

Location: Kilad, On Way to Saputara, Vansda Waghai Road, Near Waghai, Navsari

Booking Contact:
Range Forest Office Vansda: 02630 230057
Forest Officer Mr. Garasia: +91 9428022415
Forest Ranger Mr. Joshi: +91 9426855593
Mr Harishbhai: +91 8758650555
Mr Madhubhai: +91 94277782712

More Info & Photos: Kilad Nature Education Campsite

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Devinamal Campsite is an Eco-tourism site located 5 km off from the Dang district headquarter, Ahwa. Placed amidst the dense jungles of the Dangs, Devinamal has emerged as fresh Eco-tourism center after Kilad and Mahal.

[Photos] [Monsoon] Devinamal Eco Tourism Campsite Dang, Gujarat in Monsoon

Location: Devinamal, Near Ahwa, Dang

Booking Contact:
02631 – 220246
02631 – 220343

More Info & Photos: Devinamal Campsite, Ahwa

Sagai-Malsamot Eco Campsite In Dediapada Sanctuary by Gujarat Tourism Normal

This campsite is situated at the foot of the hills Malsamot. Located inside Dediapada Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajpipla.

Sagai-Malsamot Eco Campsite In Dediapada Sanctuary by Gujarat Tourism Normal
Image: Gujarat Tourism

Location: Malsamot, Dediapada Sanctuary, Rajpipla

Route: Vadodara – Dabhoi – Rajpipla – Dediapada – Juna Mosda – Sagai Malsamot (Distance approx.152 kms)

Booking Contact:
Deputy Conservator of Forest
Narmada Forest Division
Near Vadia Jakat Naka,
Rajpipla – 393145

Phone (02640) 220013 / 220343

Email – dcfnarmada@gmail.com

More Info & Photos: Sagai Malsamot Hill Campsite in Rajpipla

Vadhvana Wetland & Eco Campsite Near Dabhoi, Vadodara by Gujarat Tourism Normal

This irrigation reservoir and wetland located 10 kms from Dabhoi & 20 kms from the Jambughoda village, is the water source for 25 nearby villages, and a popular birdwatching site.


Image: Gujarat Tourism

Location: Vadhvana, Dabhoi, Vadodara

Booking Contact:
Chief Conservator of Forest
Vadodara Division
Kothi Building, Behind Raopura Police Station
Raopura, Vadodara – 390001
Phone (0265) 2425136

More Info & Photos: Vadhvana Wetland Campsite – Dabhoi (Vadodara)

Vishal Khadi Rajpipla Eco Tourism Campsite, Narmada by Gujarat Tourism Normal

The site is surrounded by several forest areas, namely, Karjan forest area, Dediyapada forest area and Dang forest area, and fertile agricultural plains and river valleys.

Vishal Khadi Rajpipla Eco Tourism Campsite, Narmada by Gujarat Tourism Normal
Image: Gujarat Tourism

Location: Rajpipla-Netrang road, Rajpipla

Route: Vadodara – Dabhoi – Rajpipla – Netrang Road – Vishal Khadi (Distance approx.98 kms)

Booking Contact:
Deputy Conservator of Forest
Narmada Forest Division
Near Vadia Jakat Naka,
Rajpipla – 393145

Phone (02640) 220013 / 220343

Email – dcfnarmada@gmail.com

More Info & Photos: Dediyapada Campsite in Vishal Khadi

Junaraj Eco Cottage Rajpipala : Village Near Narmada, Gujarat

Situated amidst Satpura hills on the banks of the River Karjan, Junaraj was old capital of Rajpipla state. Eco cottages have been built in Junaraj village.

Junaraj Eco Cottage Rajpipala : Village Near Narmada, Gujarat

Location: Junaraj, near Karjan Dam, Rajpipla

Route: Vadodara – Dabhoi – Rajpipla – Sulpaneshwar Sanctuary – Junaraj

Booking Contact:
Deputy Conservator of Forest
Narmada Forest Division
Near Vadia Jakat Naka,
Rajpipla – 393145

Phone (02640) 220013 / 220343

Email – dcfnarmada@gmail.com

More Info & Photos: Junaraj Village Eco Cottage Rajpipla

Kanjeta-Eco-Campsite-Near-Ratanmahal-Sloth-Bear-Sanctuary-by-Gujarat-Tourism-Normal

Kanjeta is a fully developed campsite situated inside the Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary in the Dahod district of Central Gujarat.

The main attraction is the sloth bear. This is the only campsite in central Gujarat area.

Kanjeta-Eco-Campsite-Near-Ratanmahal-Sloth-Bear-Sanctuary-by-Gujarat-Tourism-Normal
Image: Gujarat Tourism

Location: Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Dahod, Central Gujarat

Route:
Vadodara – Halol – Pavagadh – Devgadh Baria – Village Dhanpur – Kanjeta

Booking Contact:
Chief Conservator of Forest
Vadodara Division
Kothi Building, Behind Raopura Police Station
Raopura, Vadodara – 390001
Phone (0265) 2425136

Contact Person at the Campsite: Mr.Bharatbhai Puar 09099130360 / 09712445812

More Info & Photos: Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary Campsite

There’s another campsite near Kanjeta. Udal Mahuda – No information available but very near to Kanjeta (maximum for about 6 to 7 kms).

Source: Ketan I Mehta

Kevdi Mandvi Surat

The campsite is near the Kada Dam and its a beautiful site to visit with a picturesque location and it also has a forest rest house. The campsite is surrounded by this magnificent forest.

Image: Gujarat Tourism

Location: Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary, Panchmahal District, Gujarat.

Route:  Route – Vadodara – Halol – Pavagadh – Jambughoda

Booking Contact:
Chief Conservator of Forest
Vadodara Division
Kothi Building, Behind Raopura Police Station
Raopura, Vadodara – 390001
Phone (0265) 2425136

Contact Person at the Campsite: Mr.Manharbhai – 09712480161

More Info & Photos: Dhanpari Campsite in Jambughoda

Kevdi Mandvi Surat

This campsite is located near Kakrapar. Not to be confused with the one of Vadodara.

Kevdi Mandvi Surat
Image: Chetan Modi

Location: Kevdi, Neat Jetpur Mandvi, Surat

Booking Contact:
Accommodation: 09726391982
Food: 09099360694

More Info & Photos: Jetpur Kevdi (Mandvi, Surat) Eco Tourism

Bhat Eco Tourism Center, Shivrajpur, Jambughoda 2

Shivrajpur is on the way to Dhanpuri from Vadodara. View exact location at: https://goo.gl/maps/jYXzsKzWooG2

Bhat Eco Tourism Center, Shivrajpur, Jambughoda 2

Location: Bhat, On Pavagadh – Bodeli road, near Shivrajpur

Booking Contact:
Chief Conservator of Forest
Vadodara Division
Kothi Building, Behind Raopura Police Station
Raopura, Vadodara – 390001
Phone (0265) 2425136

More Info & Photos: Bhat Eco Campsite near Shivrajpur Vadodara

Source: Ketan I Mehta

Cover Photo Targol Eco Campsite Center In Jambughoda Gujarat 6

Targol campsite is clubbed into Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary. View exact location at: https://goo.gl/maps/sVqjNEEGfXK2

Cover Photo Targol Eco Campsite Center In Jambughoda Gujarat 6

Location: Targol, In Jambughoda Sanctuary, Vadodara

Route:
Route–1 Vadodara – Halol – Pavagadh – Jambughoda.
On the way, just 5 kms away before you reach Zand Hanuman (Jambughoda), there is a diversion for Targol Eco Campsite for another 09 kms from this diversion.

Route-2 Vadodara – Waghodia – Totarmana – Ratanpur – Sagadra – Acchali & back.

Booking Contact:
Chief Conservator of Forest
Vadodara Division
Kothi Building, Behind Raopura Police Station
Raopura, Vadodara – 390001
Phone (0265) 2425136

Contact Person at the Campsite: Mr.Mahendra Baria 09979761250

More Info & Photos: Targol Eco Campsite in Jambughoda Gujarat

Source: Ketan I Mehta


Whoo!

This is the most comprehensive list I have prepared till the date! It took a lot of efforts to put all campsites together.

Liked? Disliked? Want some more information? Want to suggest?  Do drop a comment down. 🙂

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  1. Reply

    sanjay patel

    March 21, 2018

    If anybody can give information/review of Kevdi eco campsite, Chhotaudaipur pls……..Pls share pics also if anyone has gone there recently….
    Thanks.

  2. Reply

    Sanjay Patel

    August 11, 2017

    Dear Mr Darpan. How to upload eco camp site pics here if we want to upload???

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      August 11, 2017

      Hello Mr Patel,

      Thanks a lot for showing interest to share your photos.

      Right now, there’s no direct way to upload photos here. I will implement that feature.

      Generally, when I post photos here, I optimize them by resizing and compressing to give best user experience.

      The simplest way is to send photos to me via email or WhatsApp. I will upload them here with full credits to you.

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      August 11, 2017

      Forgot to add, contact details can be found: here

  3. Reply

    Agm

    August 8, 2017

    Great. Thanks Darpan!

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      August 8, 2017

      Happy to help 🙂

  4. Reply

    Sanjay Patel

    July 26, 2017

    If anyone can post more informations about Forest Log Hut Saputara please.

  5. Reply

    Sanjay Patel

    July 26, 2017

    for vishal khadi camp site booking phone number is 02640-220330 (Rajpipla forest office)

  6. Reply

    Sanjay Patel

    July 24, 2017

    We visited Vishal khadi eco camp site on 22-23 July 2017.
    Very nice place….
    but few things to be note down for visitors who are interested in night stay…
    (1) No GEB electricity there…only solar operated small fan and light in the room..
    (2) No mobile networks..
    (3) Rooms are comparatively nice/ok….
    (4) Lots of insects, creatures may come to your room…..huh….
    (5) Atmosphere at night is horrible… so always go in group families not single family…
    But overall experience was good….

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      July 24, 2017

      Thanks a ton for sharing your experience. It will help a lot. 🙂

  7. Reply

    Sanjay Patel

    July 24, 2017

    Good Info darpan.
    we have visited Dhanpari eco camp site in February 2017.
    Recently we visited Vishalkhadi eco camp site..
    both are nice places.

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      July 24, 2017

      Thank you Mr Patel 🙂

      Can you please confirm that the contact information listed here is correct?

      If not, would you mind sharing latest and working contact numbers?

  8. Reply

    Mitali Kadam

    February 18, 2017

    Our classmates are planning to hangout for 2 3 days which would b a better place in gujarat…v r from vadodara

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      February 22, 2017

      I’ve been to Girnar/Junagadh area few weeks back.

      You can plan your hangout there.

      Places I’d suggest for 2-3 days:
      Junagadh City
      Girnar
      Diu

  9. Reply

    Mitali Kadam

    February 18, 2017

    Good info abt all…I hv visited bhat eco tourism camp…its a good place..!!

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      February 22, 2017

      Cool!

      Would you mind sharing some photos of the Bhat Campsite?

  10. Reply

    durga

    January 21, 2017

    which will be a place that has more scope of development under rural tourism ?

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      January 21, 2017

      Sorry, didn’t get your question. Can you please elaborate?

      • Reply

        durga

        January 21, 2017

        a village in gujarat itself which has a scope for tourism but not yet developed in that sense

  11. Reply

    Bakul

    January 17, 2017

    Thanks brother for this wide information

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      January 27, 2017

      You’re welcome! 🙂

      Feel free to suggest if I’m missing some details in the article..

  12. Reply

    Bhavesh

    December 19, 2016

    Am in anand which is best in this 10 day time to visit from all above
    We plan to visitwith full family having child also

  13. Reply

    Paresh G Dhameliya

    November 2, 2016

    Thanks for informational

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      November 2, 2016

      Glad to hear that!

  14. Reply

    Rohit

    September 12, 2016

    Which is recommended Eco Campsite in Jambughoda: Dhanpari, Targol or Bhat?

    Thanks for the information. Very helpful.

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      September 14, 2016

      I heard many good words about Targol. Go for it!

  15. Reply

    RAKESH CHAUHAN

    August 17, 2016

    Great Job done darpanbhai, very informative sight at one place, i had tried with other link but was very difficult, here you have made avialable everything at one place, bravo darpan

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      August 17, 2016

      Thank you very much Rakeshbhai.

      This article is one of the longest posts on this website.

      Glad to hear it’s helping people! 🙂

  16. Reply

    Ghanshyam vaghasiya

    August 4, 2016

    Gr8 work n good information to nature loves….
    Thanks brother. ..

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      August 5, 2016

      You’re welcome!

  17. Reply

    siddhu

    July 30, 2016

    It’s really a very helpful dear…. thank you so much…

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      July 31, 2016

      You’re most welcome Siddhu! 🙂

  18. Reply

    Pinesh

    July 6, 2016

    Good Job…Keep it up….!

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      July 6, 2016

      Thank you Pinesh! 🙂

  19. Reply

    Sudarshan Matanhelia

    May 18, 2016

    great work boss good information

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      May 20, 2016

      Thanks boss! 🙂

  20. Reply

    Surya prakash

    February 19, 2016

    Can you please suggest a hill station which has temperature below 21 or 22 degree celcius in and around pune

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      February 20, 2016

      I heard good words about Lonavala and Khandala.

      Personally, I’d suggest you Lavasa hill station.

  21. Reply

    Pramod

    February 5, 2016

    Great Job!

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      June 13, 2016

      Thank you! 🙂

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