A travel information guide of Junaraj Eco Tourism Campsite. Junaraj is a village in Narmada district of Gujarat.
A few months back, I was contacted by Narmada Forest Department to improve digital presence of Rajpipla eco tourism campsites. I, along with help of my younger brother Kunj Dodiya, set out to document every campsite in Narmada district by photos, videos and web pages.
Following is the account of Junaraj Eco Tourism Campsite:
Please note that we photographed the campsite in the month of February 2018, which isn’t the best time to capture beauty of Narmada region. Expect the campsite to be a lot more vibrant and green in the monsoon and post monsoon months upto December.
Introduction Video on YouTube
Video by: Kunj Dodiya
Photos by: Kunj Dodiya
Junaraj Campsite is situated 16 km from the Narmada district headquarter, Rajpipla.
Comment on Route
I posted a comment on road to reach Junaraj in comments section. Copying it here for reference:
You’ll need to reach to Rajpipla from Surat. Take either the highway or Mandvi route.
At Rajpipla, you need to make a turn at this point: Dropped pin
near Unnamed Road, Gujarat 393155
After you make the turn, best bet is to ask locals with route to Junaraj.
It’s merely 15 km but takes an hour.
Yes, you’ve read right, the road isn’t there at all. It’s not a tar road.
So in the monsoon months, it is highly recommended not to take risk.
Post monsoon however, I don’t see any problem.
We drove there in Algo 800 multiple times and haven’t faced any issue.
|From Place||To Place||Distance in kms/Time in hr|
|Rajpipla||Junaraj Ecotourism||145 km / 3 hr 30 min|
|Surat||Junaraj Ecotourism||20 km / 1 hr|
|Ahmedabad||Junaraj Campsite||220 km / 4 hr 30 min|
|Mumbai||Junaraj Campsite||400 km / 8 hr|
|Vadodara||Junaraj Campsite||120 km / 3 hr|
I have implemented online booking functionality, however due to circumstances it couldn’t be enabled for production.
The booking can be done offline by calling the forest department at: +91 2640 220013
Vishal Khadi Campsite: +91 2640 220330
Zarwani, Junaraj and Sagai Campsite: +91 2640 – 220013, 220343.
Contact Vijaybhai Directly for Zarwani, Junaraj, Sagai or Kunbar Campsite. His Mobile number: +91 7016861567
Above contact details are published in best faith and might not work in future.
Accommodation and Facilities
Cost of Accomodation
It’s always an good idea to call the Narmada Forest Department to get accurate pricing details.
|Room||Rs. 1000 / night|
|Tent||Rs. 500 / night|
The forest department/campsite managing team has published list of all *possible* activities.
It is important to note that the list of activities is just an indicator of possibility and doesn’t guarantee its availability.
- Local dance
- Bird watching
- Star gazing
- Botanical garden
- Night walk
- Cultural program
- Agriculture field visit
- Adventure activity
- Local Aadivasi food
- Wildlife movie
- Painting kits of children
- Digital detox
- Games for children
- Interpretation center
My visit to Junaraj was an impressive experience. I would rate Junaraj the highest among all other campsites of Narmada. Secluded location, the temple in middle of reservoir, ruins of old capital and the peaceful surroundings attribute to the high rating.
I hope this post has been helpful to plan your visit.
If you have any additional information or feedback, please drop a comment down the post. Happy journey!