Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Kilad Nature Education Campsite Valsad Gujarat

Kilad Nature Education education center is in the south east part of the park along the Ambika river. It is located at the Dang Forest Division on the way to the Waghai Botanical Garden. It offers visitors a unique and exciting opportunity to stay in the forest and make friends with it. After an evening campfire under the stars you can spend the night at the center. In the morning you can hire a guide (Rs. 50) to take you through the forest and tell you the names of trees and their uses, show you leopard tracks, how to recognize birds by their song, and other such secrets. There is a fantastic 3-story tree house made of bamboo which is perfect for early morning bird watching.

Kilad Nature Education Campsite
Facilities:
  • Orientation Centre
  • 4 Cottages
  • 10 Tented Accomodations with separate bathing & toilet facilites
  • 3 Huts
  • Separate Kitchen & Dining places
  • Nature Education Camp
  • Separate area for Campfire
  • Machaans for landscape & wildlife viewing
  • The Camsite has a Solar Electricity Supply, hence the tourists are requested to use the electricity only when and where it is required
  • Food is availabe with the help of Eco Tourism Committee
How to get there
Road: The park lies close to National Highway 8 and is bisected by the Waghai-Vansda State Highway. The nearest town is Waghai, 4km away. It is 28 km from Ahwa, 40 km from Billimora, and 60 km from Saputara. The area is easiest explored with a private vehicle, but public transport is available, though less convenient. There are buses from Surat, Billimora, and Valsad to Vansda village, and from there you can hire a jeep to the park for about Rs 50/- per person. There are no taxi operations close to Vansda, but you can also get a cab from Surat, Bilimora or Valsad.

By ST bus, Ahwa, the district headquarters and on a plateau from which begins the ascenscion from Waghai to Saputara, is often the most convenient place to arrive in the Dangs.

Nearest Railway station: The nearest railway station is Waghai. The narrow gauge rail link connecting Ahwa to Billimora runs through the park, but ask around to check if its still functioning when you come here. 

Nearest Airport : The nearest airport is in Surat, 120 km away.

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