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 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|
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’.
4 cottages with attached bath and toilet facilities
11 Tented Accommodations with separate bathing and toilet facilities
Separate Kitchen & Dining places
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|