Another prominent campsite located in the state of Gujarat, the Padamdungari Camping site is located 30 kilometers from Vyara town and 8 km away from Unai village. The campsite has a picturesque setting, placed at the bed of the Sahyadri range with the River Ambika gurgling by. The main attractions for tourists, specifically nature lovers are the treks, trails, medicinal groves, wonderful views of the ecosystem, sunsets and breathtaking woodlands. The scenery consists of deep multi storied forests with genetic diversity, rocky, undulating landscapes with the river flowing through them. The animal kingdom of the place consists of big cats, lesser canines, herbivores, birds, reptiles and aquatic animals.
The campsite is loaded with various facilities to make the guests visit an entertaining and refreshing one. The campsite consists of Tourists huts, a reception cum Interpretation Center, nature trails, good approach roads and capacity buildings for the locals. There are lots of religious places around this campsite some of them namely Chandsurya and Ghusmaai Temples. There are also the Unai Hot Springs which is a favorite among the tourists. And water activities like rafting and tubing are also held in the river Ambika.
ATV rides are also available when going out to view the animals.
This place is a wonderful escape into the arms of nature from the hustle and bustle of urban life. So lovers of Nature world love this place, and this place is exceptionally stocked with knowledge for children regarding the flora and fauna.
This place was established by the locals and maintained ever since its establishment on 13th October, 2010.
Where is it located?
The park lies close to the National Highway 8 and is bisected by the Waghai Vansda State Highway. The best way to explore this area is with a private vehicle, however public transport can be availed but they are less convenient. Bus, jeep and car services can be found in Surat, Bilmora and Valsad to ferry passengers to the campsite. The nearest railway station is Waghai, from where a narrow gauge rail links the park to the rest of the state. The nearest airport is Surat which is at a distance of 10 kilometres from the place and private car services can be availed.
Ideal Visiting Time
The best time to visit this campsite is during the winters and spring when the whole ecosystem is abloom.