Gira Falls, situated 3 km away from Waghai town, is a 30 meter high waterfall. The weekend getaway, Gira falls is famous for boating in Saputara Lake and botanical garden near the place. There are lodges, camp sites and log huts are there where you can stay.
What to See?
21 meter deep Saputara Lake, situated in the same valley has a large boating club for the travellers. The bank of the lake also has several water sports for the children. Botanical Garden is located in between Gira and Purna River. The garden covers 24 hectares area with over 1400 types of vegetables, Flora & Fauna and some rare plants like Chinese Bamboo, Golden Bamboo and so on.
Covered by Bamboo tress, Ambapada is one of the best travel spots in Gujarat where crafts have taken a new direction. Inhabitants of the place make amazing arts and crafts from Bamboo. Immensely popular for lush greenery, Forest nursery has huge collection of flowers, creepers and fruit trees. This nursery is handled and cared by the forest department. People find and buy saplings from there at much lower cost.
It is a bee reserve industry that keeps bees and preserves pure honey. Travellers get to see how honey is collected and packaged from honey comb. They can purchase the fresh and pure honey from the centre as well. Experience the nature closely by staying in the log huts spread over one of the best travel destinations in India, Gira. It was peaceful and of course one-of-a-kind experience.
Where is it located?
Tne needs to take a cab or bus from Waghai or a take taxi from Saputara. The distance from Waghai is 3 km and distance from Saputara is 50 km. There is one small station near Gira that is Billimora. It is well connected with cities like Ahmedabad, Surat and Mumbai. Also one can get down to Waghai station and take a cab or bus from there. The two nearest airports are Mumbai and Vadodara. Mumbai is 250 km away whereas Vadodara is 300 km away from the place.
Ideal Visiting Time
The best time to visit the waterfall is Monsoon time. The falls dries up during the months January to June. So it is recommended to visit the place anytime during July and December.