Mahal Eco Tourism Campsite Dangs, Gujarat
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The Dangs // Mahal Campsite
Mahal Eco Tourism campsite is one of the four eco-tourism centers in the Dangs, Gujarat. Located on the banks of Purna river, Mahal campsite offers excellent trekking and walking options. Surrounded by rich Purna Wildlife Sanctuary forests (touted as thickest bamboo forest in Gujarat), and no modern technological facilities (no mobile networks), this is the place if you want to rest from noisy-hasty city life.
Mahal eco tourism center, Ahwa is part of North Dang forest division of Gujarat. North Dang forest division also handles Girli lodges, near Girmal falls. The campsite falls in the boundary of Mahal village, which is on Ahwa – Songadh road, about 40 minutes drive from Ahwa.
Mahal campsite was one of last 3 places in Dang I hadn’t visited. We finally planned a trip there on 14th November, 2015 (which was my 21st birthday!).
Currently I’m putting up only basic information and photos in this article as I’ve exams and tight schedule for some time being. I will update and detail this post as soon as I’ll get some free moments. Contact me or drop a comment down the page for any queries, I’ll reply soon.
Photos by: Kunj Dodiya
Mahal campsite is located on Ahwa-Songadh road, 30 km from Ahwa.
40 minutes breezing drive amongst dense jungles of North Dang and Purna Wildlife Sanctuary. Just drive straight, no need to take any turns.
Accommodation & Food
Mahal Campsite has 4 cottages and 10 tents. You need to book them via forest department.
Prices are around Rs. 500 per night. (Not sure about this figure, but it’s far reasonable than hotel rates for sure.)
No, food is not available inside the campsite. No commercial activity is allowed by forest department inside the campus so you won’t find anything to eat or drink. Not even a tea.
You’ll need to either make food on your own or go out to Mahal Village and eat. (Food quality is mediocre though.)
Booking Information and Contact Details
Mahal Eco Tourism Campsite Contact Number Details
(Contacts are latest and are best to my knowledge. I, however, do not offer any surety.)
Phone: No working number. If you get to know about any, please comment below.
Email: [email protected]
If it doesn’t work out, try this:
Deputy Conservator Of Forests, North Dangs Division
Email: [email protected]
Address: Forest Office North Dang Division, Near Petrol Pump, Ahwa, Dang.
If you’ve correct contact details with you, please share here with me. It will greatly help fellow travellers.
As I mentioned earlier, I wouldn’t be able to able to write a complete detailed blog post as I do normally. I will update this as soon as I can.
All photos by young brother, Kunj Dodiya. Many thanks to him!
Till then, enjoy the photos!
Mahal Campsite in Photos
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