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List of Tourism Spots in Dang District : My Journey Of Dang Forests

Dang district of Gujarat is full of green forests and amid the forests, Dang has number of tourism places. Most of the tourism spots are, however, unknown to majority of tourists.

I started exploration of Dang in August 2014. The first spot I chose was Don Hill Station. In fact, I started this blog from writing article on Don. The post has received ultra response and then it all started.

By December 2015, I’ve been to almost every place in Dang forests. And I still wouldn’t miss any opportunity. 🙂

This article is a collection of all the places that I’ve visited in Dangs till now.

Wondering where to stay in Dang? Read: Places to Stay in Ahwa, Dang, Saputara

Before reading the list, please note:

Season = Monsoon.

All the places I’ve listed are accessible by road. Most of the roads are decent. Use of private vehicle is recommended.

The List

Click on title name of each place to view brief intro, photo, rating, food and accommodation information.

Click on title for more details.

1. Don Hill Station, Near Ahwa

The Don hill station is a scenic landscape located near Saputara and is perched on the border of Gujarat of Maharashtra and around 30km from Ahwa, the headquarter of the Dangs.

My Rating: 4 / 5

Food: No. (Snacks during season)

Accommodation: No.

More Information: Don Hill Station, Ahwa, Dang

2. Saputara Hill Station

Everyone knows about Saputara. No words needed for this place. 🙂

Saputara Hill Station Gujarat - List of Hill Station In, Near Gujarat

My Rating: 5 / 5

Food: Yes

Accommodation: Yes

More Information: List of Hill Station in Gujarat

3. Devinamal Campsite

Devinamal Campsite is an Eco-tourism site located 5 km off from the Dang district headquarter, Ahwa. Placed amidst the dense jungles of the Dangs, Devinamal has been emerged as fresh Eco-tourism center after Kilad and Mahal.

[Photos] [Monsoon] Devinamal Eco Tourism Campsite Dang, Gujarat in Monsoon

My Rating: 3.5 / 5

Food: No (Need to pre-order)

Accommodation: Yes

More Information: Devinamal Eco Tourism Campsite in Gujarat

4. Shabri Dham, Mokhmal, Dang

Shabari Dham is a popular mythological destination on a hill, Chamak Dungar, near Subir village on Ahwa – Navapur road in the Dang district. Surrounded by Purna Wildlife Sanctuary, Shabaridham temple is the spot where Lord Rama met a Bhil woman, Shabari. Lord Rama, his brother Lakshman ate the berries offered by Shabari mata at here.

My Rating: 4.5 / 5

Food: Yes

Accommodation: Yes

More Information: Shabari Dham

5. Anjan Kund (Anjani Parvat)

Anjani Kund (or Anjani Parvat) is a village near Ahwa related to various mythological stories. The villagers of Dang district believe that Lord Hanumanji was born in a cave of the Anjani mountain.

View of Anjani Village From Kund - Ajnani Kund Parvat Hanuman Born Ahwa Dang 9

My Rating: 3 / 5

Food: No

Accommodation: No

More Information: Anjani Cave

6. Pampa Sarovar

Pampa Sarovar (Lake) is located on the banks of river Poorna, 6 km from Shabari Dham. Matang Rishi, the Guru of Shabari Mata had established his Ashram near the Pampa Sarovar.

Shabari Dham and Pampa Sarovar are visited together.

Featured Image - Pampa Sarovar Shabaridham A Maha Kumbh Hosting Lake - 1

My Rating: 3.5 / 5

Food: Yes (Snacks)

Accommodation: No

More Information: Pampa Sarovar Shabari Dham

7. Chimer Waterfall

Chimer falls, also known as Chichkund waterfalls are located deep in the hilly areas of the Dangs. Chimer waterfalls are considered as highest waterfalls in Gujarat, though the fact is unofficial.

My Rating: 4 / 5

Food: No (May get some snacks during season)

Accommodation: No

More Information: Chichkund Waterfalls

8. Mahal Eco Campsite, Purna Wildlife Sanctuary

Mahal Eco Tourism campsite is one of the four eco-tourism centers in the Dangs, Gujarat. Located on the banks of Purna river, inside Purna Wildlife Sanctuary.

Featured Photo - Mahal Eco Tourism Campsite - Campsite Center In Mahal, Ahwa, Dangs, Gujarat

My Rating: 4.5 / 5

Food: No (Not inside campsite. Need to go out in village)

Accommodation: Yes

More Information: Mahal Campsite, Purna Wildlife Sanctuary

9. Girmal Waterfalls, Girmal

Crashing from height of more than 100 feet, Girmal Falls (Doodh) is the highest fall in Gujarat. Hidden inside dense forests of Dangs, Girmal falls has picturesque beauty in monsoon season. The water fluently crashes from great height, forming clouds of fog, through which one can often experience rainbows.

Featured Photo - Girmal Waterfalls, Dangs & U Point - Highest Waterfall in Gujarat - Gira Doodh - Mahal, Ahwa - 14

My Rating: 4.5 / 5

Food: Yes (At U Turn point restaurant)

Accommodation: Yes (Girli Lodges)

More Information: Girmal Falls Dangs, Girmal Village

10. Waghai Botanical Gardens

Waghai Botanical Gardens are located on Waghai Saputara road, 3 km off Waghai town. The gardens are spread over large area and has diverse plants and trees. Must visit place for biology students.

Waghai Botanical Garden In Dangs, Gujarat - Location, How To Reach, Distance From Surat, Saputara

My Rating: 4 / 5

Food: Yes (In Waghai town)

Accommodation: Yes (Kilad Campsite)

More Information: Botanical Garden Waghai

11. Kilad Nature Education Campsite

Kilad eco campsite is nature education center cum ecotourism site contained in Vansda National Park. The campsite is 2 km off Vansda – Waghai state highway, on the banks of Ambika river.

Featured Image - Kilad Campsite Vansda, Nature Education Eco Center Near Saputara, Gujarat

My Rating: 4.5 / 5

Food: Yes (In campsite on demand / In Waghai town)

Accommodation: Yes

More Information: Kilad Eco Campsite Saputara

12. Vansda National Park, Vansda

Vansda National Park is a conserved wildlife area in Vansda region of Gujarat. Geographically, Vansda National Park is more closer to Waghai town, which is the entry point to Dang jungles.

Featured Green Trees - Vansda National Park, Surat, Gujarat - Timing, Fee, Booking, Contact, Information

My Rating: 3.5 / 5

Food: Yes (In Waghai town or Vansda town)

Accommodation: Yes (Kilad Campsite)

More Information: Vansda National Park

13. Gira Falls, Wanarchod, Waghai – Saputara

Gira Waterfall Waghai – you will always hear this name if you hear conversation regarding waterfalls in Dang, Gujarat area. Gira Dhodh, located in Wanarchod village near Waghai is one of the best places to visit in Gujarat during monsoon season.

My Rating: 5 / 5 (During monsoon)

Food: Yes (Snacks near waterfall and full variety in Waghai town)

Accommodation: Yes (Kilad Campsite)

More Information: Gira Dhodh, Waghai, Saputara

14. Purna Wildlife Sanctuary

Purna Wildlife Sanctuary is located in South Gujarat between Vyara, Tapi District and Ahwa, Dang District, Gujarat, India. It was declared a sanctuary in July 1990. It derives its name from the Purna River, which flows through it.

Heavenly Dang In Frames - Dang Photo Tour - Photo By Rinkesh Chaudhari

My Rating: 4 / 5

Food: Not sure

Accommodation: Yes (Mahal Eco Tourism Campsite)

More Information: Purna Wildlife Sanctuary

Other relatively less popular places. As they aren’t so popular, I’m not adding description. You can visit the link to get more information of respective place.

15. Pandava Caves
16. Hatgad Fort, Maharashtra Near Saputara
17. Barda Waterfalls, Chankhal
18. Roopgadh Fort, Kalibel, Dang

Following places are not exactly in Dang district. They are nearby Dang, you can add them in your travel itinerary.

19. Janki Van, Bhinar, Vansda
20. Padam Dungari Eco Tourism Campsite
21. Ajmal Gadh, Vansda

Silhouette in action Ajmal Gadh

More info: Ajmal Gadh

And with Ajmal Gadh, I will end my list!

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41 responses to “List of Tourism Spots in Dang District : My Journey Of Dang Forests”

  1. Ved Avatar

    Is there no public transport available like rickshaw or taxi or even hired vehicles in dang?

    1. Darpan Avatar

      Mostly not, and even if it is, it’s not as frequent.

  2. sajitha charles Avatar
    sajitha charles

    brilliant….no other words to describe…dangs is loved all the time

  3. Sanjay Wadekar Avatar
    Sanjay Wadekar

    Resp.Darpanbhai good evening. Sir can you pls send me the exact address and contact ph/mob nos.of Gangaram and/or Mangubhai Bhagat Res at/nr Shabrimala,nr.waghai,Saputara Rd,dist:Dang,who are well known for treatment of Paralysis by herbal medicine as I want to consulting them for my mother who has paralysis. The allopathic treatment is stop now and doing exercise at physio.More interesting thing is the names of these Bhagats suggest by Neurologist under whom she gets treatment…!!!.and the Dr is our relative and that’s why he suggest these names but he has no more info about them.If have no more info about this then pls suggest the sources with their names and contact nos. from which I may get info.Sir awaiting a favorable reply from your end.Thanking you a lot.

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      Hello Mr Sanjay,

      Thanks a lot for reaching out.

      Unfortunately for you, I haven’t been in touch with Dangs area lately. I lived in Hyderabad since 2016 and then moved to USA now.

      Here’s what I can suggest you: The Bhagats are very popular in the Dangs area. You can directly go to Subir and ask around people there. They will certainly able to guide you.

      To give you an rough idea: https://maps.google.com/?q=20.905672,73.818672

      This is where the village is probably located. I am not 100% sure though.

      So, just go to Subir, talk with people around there and they will definitely be able to guide you in the right direction.

  4. Sanjay Wadekar Avatar
    Sanjay Wadekar

    Resp.Darpanbhai good evening. Sir can you pls send me the exact address and contact ph/mob nos.of Gangaram and/or Mangubhai Bhagat Res at/nr Shabrimala,nr.waghai,Saputara Rd,dist:Dang,who are well known for treatment of Paralysis by herbal medicine as I want to consulting them for my mother who has paralysis. The allopathic treatment is stop now and doing exercise at physio.More interesting thing is the names of these Bhagats suggest by Neurologist under whom she gets treatment…!!!.and the Dr is our relative and that’s why he suggest these names but he has no more info about them.If have no more info about this then pls suggest the sources with their names and contact nos. from which I may get info.Sir awaiting a favorable reply from your end.Thanking you a lot.

  5. Laxmi Singh Avatar
    Laxmi Singh

    Hi Darpan,

    I have heard a lot about seeing fireflies in Saputara in the Month of June-July.
    Can you help me with some information on this?
    I would like to know stay options in Dang forest and their contacts.

    And thanks for posting this article. 🙂

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      Hello Laxmi,

      Unfortunately, I am not very much aware about fireflies.

      I did hear about them from someone, cannot remember specifics now.

      Maybe, you can try searching on Facebook. I remember someone who posted photos.

      For the stay options in Dangs, you can search on Google and you’ll find link to my blog.

      Please visit that article regarding stay options in Dangs, it covers everything.

  6. Dr Ishan Acharya Avatar

    Thanks for very good information. Want to visit dang. We are family of 5; parents (65+) and child (2) and my wife and myself. Can u suggest a decent stay with food for 3nights. Any luxurious resort?

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      Happy to help.

      You’re most likely to find decent stay in Saputara. Please check out Lord’s group hotels in Saputara.

      There’s no luxurious resort in my knowledge, you may check out Club Mahindra Resort at Hatgad, it’s near Saputara.

      1. Dihora shailesh Avatar
        Dihora shailesh

        For guide

  7. Kandarp Pandya Avatar
    Kandarp Pandya

    Can you guide me on followings:
    (1) I read an article about Sayju (or Saiju) Bhagat, Son of Janudada, practicing herbal medicine in Ahwa. Can you get me his address and contact information?
    (2) The article also describes Gangaram Bhagat practicing in Shiverial. I also want his address and contact information.
    I am trying to contact these gentleman to seek treatment for my 86 years old mother who is 24/7 leg pain. Elopathy simply says no treatment.
    I will sincerely appreciate your guidance.
    Best Regards,
    Kandarp Pandya

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      Hello Mr Kandarp,

      Sorry to for replying a little late.

      I don’t have any info about both the persons. I’ve asked my dad to get their info. Rest assured, I will get you their contact number and address very soon.

    2. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      Here’s contact info that I could gather:

      Dalpatbhai (He worked with Janu Dada): +91 93994 09368

      You may get any other info from this number: +91 94265 73822

  8. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

    A visitor from Surat asked me few queries over email. Posting them here as it may help others:

    We are a group of 5-7 people planning to go for 1 day trip tomorrow I.e. On 14th January, 2017 for 1 day trip to chimer and Girmal waterfall. Can you please suggest us a rough itinerary or is it worth going there?

    Also are there any facilities for lunch available there? And other than by car are there any public transport facility available from surat?

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      Posting answer as a reply:

      1. This is not the best time to visit, however your trip won’t be boring. You can go.

      2. Assuming that you’ll be starting from Surat, here’s what I suggest:
      Songadh (You can visit Fort Songadh)
      Chimer (You’ll need to walk for about half an hour to read to waterfall)
      Waghai Botanical Garden or Janki Van (Both will close at 6 PM)

      3. If you follow my itinerary,

      You can have breakfast at Songadh
      Lunch at Subir (Won’t be so good though)
      Dinner at Vansda

      If you want to try out local Dangi food, go to restaurant Nahri. It’s near Vansda, located in Gangpur Village on Vansda Dharampur Road.

      4. Private transportation is all you got. There’s no public transportation facility.

  9. Ronald Avatar

    Hey Bro, loved your articles.
    Could you help me how and where can I visit during summers. Is it good and safe traveling in interiors. Would be interested in wildlife as well.
    Thanks in advance

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      Thanks bro!

      How: Public transportation is rare to find. So I recommend private vehicle.

      Where: Well, summer is the least preferred time to visit Dangs. I suggest you to defer your plans and wait till monsoon. If you want to still visit, then Saputara, Botanical Garden, Shabari Dham and Mahal would be good options.

      Safety: Yes, it is absolutely safe.

  10. Dr chetana Shah Avatar
    Dr chetana Shah

    Dear darpanbhai,I am from vyara,I would like to add one more fall,nishana fall 25 km from hindala.
    2.gaumukh,old temple & waterfall near songadh

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      Hello Dr. Shah!

      Thanks for the suggestions. I will collect more information about them and add them to the list.

  11. dr. rupal vaidya Avatar
    dr. rupal vaidya

    wanted info. about a flower that blooms here once in 8 years,

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar


      I will try to source this information.

      If I find it somehow, I will shoot an email to you..

  12. Jonty Rajgor Avatar
    Jonty Rajgor

    thanks Brother for giving this information on your blog…
    I am doing govt job in Dang District at Collector Office Ahwa(Dang). Now Iafter showing this information i want to visit all place which is described by you on this blog… Thanks Again…. 😉

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      Most welcome bro! 🙂

      Happy wandering Dangs!

  13. KAUSHAL I VYAS Avatar

    Dear Darpanbhai..
    Have a no word to say you my happiness but your blog is ignite my soul of forest lover…please mail me your new invention …..no body know what the Gujarat have….but you create a right map of it …you are giving huge inspiration also yes you put a foot print..Thanks..Regards

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      Hello Mr. Vyas!

      Your comment is huge inspiration to me as well! 🙂

      Happy to know the places and details I share are being helpful to others. You can subscribe to my blog and you shall get emails for every new post via email.

      Good day!

  14. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

    Posting one example itinerary:

    Mr. Jinesh Mehta from Jamnagar had followed below itinerary. Have a look at it:

    25 Thursday સાપુતારાથી -અંજની પર્વત, દેવીનામાળ (કેમ્પ સાઇડ) આહવા થઇ ડોન સાંજે સાપુતારા

    26 Friday સાપુતારાથી – સબરી ઘામ, પંપા સરોવર, ગીરા ઘોઘ રીટર્ન સુબીર થઇ મહાલ કેમ્પ સાંજે સાપુતારા

    27 Saturday સાપુતારાથી- વઘઇ ગીરા ઘોઘ, બોટાનીકલ ગાર્ડન, કીલ્લાદ કેમ્પ સાઇટ સાંજે સાપુતારા

    28 Sunday સાપુતારાથી- આહવા થઇ પીંપરી થી કાલીબેલ થઇ માયાદેવી અને ત્યાંથી વ્યારા થઇ રાજપીપળા થઇ અમદાવાદ.

  15. Himanshu Makwana Avatar
    Himanshu Makwana

    Excellent information share by you Darpan. From your blog it is very easy to reach all place and enjoying a wonderful nature created by God.

    Share your more blogs related Nature.

    Thank You

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      You’re most welcome Mr. Himanshu!

      Have a happy journey! 🙂

  16. Umesh gavit Avatar
    Umesh gavit

    Thank you for your blog. To shared very good information about Dang.

  17. Fabia Avatar

    I want to plan 10 days just in Dang… could you please contact me, I would love your advice…
    [email protected]

    thank you! 🙂

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      Hi, you can leave me a message at: Contact

  18. Nimesh Naik Avatar
    Nimesh Naik

    Nice Blog
    Nimesh Naik

  19. Hetal Patel Avatar
    Hetal Patel

    Hetal here.

    I am from Surat. Want to plan dang ahwa tour for 1 day. Request you to give directions from Surat to all picnic spot near and surrounded area of dang ahwa.
    Please reply immediately as we are planning for this Sunday.

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      Choice of places depends on each one’s preference.

      Also, all picnic spots can not be visited in a day.

      I’ve listed all places here and they all have separate detailed article as well. Please go through them and choose places of your preferences.

  20. Nirmal Patel Avatar
    Nirmal Patel

    Awesome information, I never thought that Gujarat is having such a nice tourist place. Thank you so much for this wonderful information. And would visit this places soon (some have already visited, the popular one).

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      Cheers mate!

      Dang area is best enjoyable in monsoon and post-monsoon season, plan your itinerary accordingly. 🙂

      Also, do suggest new places that I’ve missed. I’m sure, there will be many..


    Very nice Nd useful information to plan tour n Dang

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      Cheers! Happy to hear it’s helping travellers!

  22. ગો. મારુ Avatar

    વહાલા દર્પણભાઈ,
    કુદરતને માણવાની તક પુરી પાડવા બદલ ધન્યવાદ…
    તમારો બ્લોગ ખુબ જ સરસ છે. નિરાંતે હું વાંચીશ… ખુબ ખુબ અભીનંદન…

    1. Darpan Dodiya Avatar

      આપનો ખુબ ખુબ આભાર!

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