Vishal Khadi Eco Tourism, Narmada, Gujarat

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15N Vishal Khadi Narmada Eco Tourism Campsite
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November 6, 2018

This post is an updated information guide of Vishal Khadi Eco Tourism Campsite. The site is more prominently known as Visal Khadi among locals. Due to its close proximity to Rajpipla town and high accessibility due to the state highway, Vishal Khadi is the most popular ecotourism campsite of Narmada district. 

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 Vishal Khadi Eco Tourism Campsite:


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


Please note that we photographed Visalkhadi 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/08BfwIZ8AFU

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

Vishal Khadi Campsite is situated 25 km from the Narmada district headquarter, Rajpipla. It is very well connected by Gujarat State Highway GJ SH 160 and NH953.

Be careful about getting off from NH953 to Vishal Khadi. There is a board but as the slope is downward and roads are windy, it is easy enough to miss the turn. At least, I did a couple of times. 🙂 Below is the linked exact Google Maps location:


Distance Matrix

From PlaceTo PlaceDistance in kms/Time in hr
RajpiplaVishal Khadi Ecotourism25 km / 30 min
SuratVishal Khadi Ecotourism120 km / 2 hr 30 min
AhmedabadVishal Khadi Campsite200 km / 3 hr 30 min
MumbaiVishal Khadi Campsite370 km / 7 hr
VadodaraVishal Khadi Campsite100 km / 2 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
Rooms
4
Kitchen1
Dining Shed1

Boating is also available on request. The Karjan reservoir remains full during most time of the year so boating can be availed throughout the year. 


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

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.

  • Boating
  • 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
  • Local tribal dance
  • Film show

Closing Note

I loved the location of Vishal Khadi campsite. 

It is highly accessible yet gives secluded and “into-the-nature” feeling. A left turn from the highway and 1000 meters forward gets you to the parking lot of the campsite. In my visit to the campsites of Rajpipla, I found only this campsite to be bulging with tourists. GSRTC – State Transport buses can be leveraged to reach to this campsite. Any local bus going from Rajpipla to Netrang would work. 

Visalkhadi is surrounded by hills, scenic jungle and backwaters of Karjan Reservoir. It is due to the backwaters that the campsite inherited it’s name of “khadi”. In Gujarati, one would call a relatively small stream of water as “khadi”. 

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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3 Comments
  1. Reply

    Moin soni

    November 10, 2018

    Two to three days picnic with family

    • Reply

      Darpan Dodiya

      November 10, 2018

      Sorry, didn’t get you.

  2. Reply

    Darpan Dodiya

    August 30, 2018

    Updated contact info provided by Mr Jignesh Rajani:

    Vishal Khadi Campsite 02640 – 220330

    Thank you.

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