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This blog contains the details about the place called DANGS located in the state of Gujarat, India. It narrates the places of interest and culture of this tribal hinterland of south Gujarat.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Mahal Eco-tourism Campsite, Dangs, Gujarat


 There are four eco-tourism camp sites in the Dangs District which include Mahal Forest Camp Site, Girli Lodges, Kilad Nature Education Centre and Devinamal Eco Campsite. The first two are run by the North Forest Division and the latter are run by the South Forest Division of Dangs Forest Department.

Mahal Forest and Camp Site

Mahal is a village located 28 km from Ahwa on the Ahwa-Songadh road on the boundary of the Purna Sanctuary and has the thickest bamboo forest cover in Gujarat. A forest rest house is built on promontory jutting out over the Purna river on the Ahwa-Songadh main road. Facilities at the rest house include three rooms with attached bath and toilet, an interpretation centre, a projected roof top sitting arrangement looking over to river Purna, a kitchen and a dining hall.

Way towards Mahal Village
Mahal Forest Rest House
Interpretation Centre at Mahal Forest Rest House
Bridge on river Purna near Mahal Forest Rest House
Driving 3 km off the main road amidst the immense bamboo landscapes, one reaches a beautiful forest camp site with facilities for night stay in bamboo huts and tree houses. Located on the banks of the Purna river, camp site is a starting node for the recently developed Wild Woods Trail by the Forest Department. A 3 km trek from the Camp site leads to village Chikhla inhabited largely by the Warli tribe and exhibiting a specimen of the typical tribal culture of Dangs. Camp site is an ideal location for nature education camps. The tranquility of the woods and the nearby river is amazing. You get to know what it means ‘being in the lap of nature’.


Tents with Fire Place in the Center
Tourist Cottage
Interpretation Centre
Bamboo Machan
Facilities:
Interpretation/Orientation Centre
4 cottages with attached bath and toilet facilities
11 Tented Accommodations with separate bathing and toilet facilities
Separate Kitchen & Dining places
Nature Trail
Separate area for Campfire
Beautiful two storey bamboo machans for landscape and wildlife viewing
Can also have a night trail accompanied with a guide

Mahal Camp Site from opposite side of the river Purna



10 comments:

  1. Photos are beautiful, If you could also post the contact details of the forest ranger or a contact person for Mahal Campsite.

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  2. Photos are beautiful, If you could also post the contact details of the forest ranger or a contact person for Mahal Campsite.

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  3. Any contact no. do you have for booking?

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  4. Any contact no. do you have for booking?

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  5. Hi Devang,Can u give me contact number of campsite ?

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  6. plz give me your contact number in my number 886651841

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  7. i wont booking there give me number please.

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  9. Hey Dhaval,
    Can you please give me help desk contact number of Mahal. If you have then please send it on 9724856756 or tusharlapani@ymail.com. Do i need any letter or appointment to visit Mahal ( we are not going to stay night there)

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