Everybody loves a trek into the forest and this need is catered to the tourists at the Kilad Nature Education Campsite along with its educational tours organized for the tourists. Located one and a half kilometer off Vansda- Waghai road near Waghai on the banks of the river Ambika, this camping site is a part of the Vansda National park. The campsite is furnished with comfortable log huts, tree huts and also camping tents according to the tourist’s preference. The site has an all season access by everyone and sits right in the lap of the ecosystem of Gujarat. This area is home to riverine woodlands and aquatic ecosystems and is looked after, maintained and administered by the Forest Department of Gujarat.
Before leaving this place, make sure you are relaxed and take back lots of photographs of the sceneries around. Take back lots of artifacts and memories to help you again survive in the urban life with a fresh dose of energy.
Facilities at the park
The Park has multiple facilities to always keep the guests and tourists engaged in something or the other which will be enriching them about the ecosystem of the adjoining area. The facilities include an Orientation Center, 4 Cottages, 10 tented accommodations with bathing and toilet facilities separately, 3 huts, Separate Kitchen and Dining Spaces, separate area for campfire, Nature Education Camp, Machaans for Wildlife viewing and sightseeing, The campsite has a solar electricity supply so tourists are advised to only use the electricity only when needed.
The tourists can also opt for night trails and also hire a guide to take them for walks to the Girafalls to experience the panoramic view of the area. The evening trails can also be used to look for leopard tracks and guides can teach the tourists how to recognize the plants and their uses and also teach them how to recognize birds with their singing and other secrets of the forest.
Where is it located?
This Eco tourism park is well connected by road, rail and air. The park has private car services to bring tourists however public transport is also available. There are buses and cab services from Surat and Bilmore. The nearest station is Waghai from where a narrow gauge rail links the park. The nearest airport is in Surat which is 120 kilometers from the Park and from Surat private car services cater to the transportation needs of the tourists.
Ideal Visiting Time
The Kilad Ecotourism Park is almost full during the season which is during February to October and it remains more or less empty the rest of the time so it is a wonderful place to relax away from the city life.