Zarwani Eco Tourism Campsite Narmada, Gujarat

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November 6, 2018

This post is an updated information guide of Zarwani Eco Tourism Campsite. The place is also spelled as Zarvani. Now with the introduction of statue of unity, Zarvani campsite has an immense potential to become top accommodation hub for tourists. 

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 Zarwani Eco Tourism Campsite:


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


Please note that we photographed Zarwani 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/a7ibW4oUsbo

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

Zarvani eco tourism is situated in the Narmada District. It is 28 kms from Rajpipla towards Kevadia Colony at the Narmada Dam site. Zarwani is 7 kms from the Thawadia Checkpost. It is situated inside the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to a gamut of flora & fauna.

The campsite is placed on the side of cliff of of the hills. Landscape views from the site are pleasure to eyes in monsoon. Below is the linked exact Google Maps location:


Distance Matrix

From PlaceTo PlaceDistance in kms/Time in hr
RajpiplaZarwani Ecotourism30 km / 1 hr
SuratZarwani Ecotourism150 km / 3 hr 30 min
AhmedabadZarwani Campsite200 km / 4 hr
MumbaiZarwani Campsite420 km / 8 hr
VadodaraZarwani Campsite100 km / 2 hr

Yeah, even though Zarwani is just 30 km in absolute number from Rajpipla, the village roads will drag your speed down to 30kmph on an average. 


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
Twin Hut
2
Dormitory2 (20 persons)
Room2
Tent5 (10 persons)
Dining Shed1

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
Twin HutRs. 1000 / night
DormitoryRs. 200 / night
RoomRs. 1000 / night
TentRs. 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.

  • Boating
  • Chauta Waterfall
  • Tent
  • Van Kutir
  • Camping Hut
  • Solar Lantern
  • Home Light
  • Fencing
  • Eco Trekking Trail
  • Bird Watching
  • Night Walk
  • Digital Detox
  • Cultural Program
  • Agriculture Visit
  • Star Gazing
  • Tribal Food
  • General Meeting

Closing Note

Zarwani is my brother’s favorite campsite. He loves the hills surrounding campsite and the cliff edged location. 

The campsite managing committee can also offer breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable rates. Usually they will require certain number of minimum head count for food preparation. As it is remote place, internet connectivity or any kind of connectivity for that instance is rare. 

The staff is kind and will try to accommodate requests. 

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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    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.

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