A Monsoon Trip to Bildha, Valsad
I bet you’ve never heard of the place Bildha! Have you?
My hometown is in South Gujarat. In South Gujarat, Dangs and Dharampur area has many places for nature fans. Some of them are popular and frequented by many travellers. For instance, Saputara, Wilson Hills or Don Hill Station.
Some of them are untouched. Bildha is one such place.
Few Words About Bildha
Bildha is a remote village in Valsad district. It is located on the border of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
A good friend of mine, Manoj Mahla is from Bildha.
In last monsoon (June 2015) I was in search of some offbeat place to travel by, the ones which aren’t on Google Maps.
I knew that Manoj lives in a village surrounded by hills. Made a call confirming his availability and we were on for Bildha!
From left to right:
Manoj, Rahul Thakor, Me, Smit Patel and Mamo
A typical home in Dang/Dharampur area. Concrete buildings are rare sight.
As population is sparse, most houses are distant from each other.
This is home of Manoj.
I mentioned Gujarat – Maharashtra border. See the tall tree? Maharashtra starts from there.
As this is very remote village, electricity is a major issue. Mobile network is surprisingly good however. (Hail Vodafone!)
Seeds have been for monsoon season. They may look green in color but in the eyes of a farmer, they’re gold.
This is fruit. (Called Champa? Not sure. 😛 ) It’s so strongly rooted with main trunk that even after I was hanging over it, I wasn’t been able to separate it apart.
A closer look at his house.
Heard about “Water Tea”?
Usually, we imagine milk as inseparable ingredient of tea. But tea without milk is also an exotic drink, I guarantee you!
Nevertheless, we enjoyed tea made of pure milk.
He took us for guided tour of his area. 🙂
A closer look at the weapons of a farmer.
A newly build check dam. As monsoon had just started, water was all dirty. Manoj told us that government keeps building check dams here and there. A red flag is their construction quality. They don’t last for long time.
This is waterpark for kids living here!
One noticeable entity is quality of air. Being absolutely zero polluted, this area resonates refreshing vibes.
After delicious lunch, we mapped our way towards Wilson Hills.
Oftentimes it felt like clouds were just few feets above us..
Hault for photography. All photos I posted here and non edited. No extra colors or vibrance.
…and with that I’ll end our exploration!
Did you like it? Drop a comment down!
Hey brother how are you?read your blog regarding the bildha village its too good but can you tell me if there is any spot where we can have a small picnic with family in this monsoon. May be around valsad?
Hey brother, thanks for the kind words. Unfortunately, I haven’t been in touch with Valsad area recently. I am unable to make any strong recommendations.
simply refreshing & enticing…
Thank you! 🙂
Hey Darpan, I have reading your posts. I need to speak to you regarding Lakhubhai. Could you please give me your contact number or email. I’m Simit and my no is . I intend to visit Dang over the weekend.
You can find contact details here.
Thank u brother…..if any queries I will get back to you…
Thanks a lot darpan …..I will be very grateful to u if u tell me whether I’m Wilson hill how many people can they accommodate and any proper places to eat or we have to prepare by ourselves
Calling on: +91 94295 64808 will answer all your questions. 🙂
helo the photos are good and place as well …..but my friend if we need to stay there is der any cottage or homestays available
Yes. Homestay is available at Wilson Hills.
Call on this number: +91 94295 64808
Thank You for uploading like this.
How can we reach Bildha village. (Route Map)
Reach Dharampur first, and then follow this route: https://goo.gl/maps/mDqYsPQPUhR2
Glad that you’re interested in ventures like this. You’ll have fun wandering in Kaparada area.
I can get you in touch with Manoj, my friend. You can have lunch at his home and he can also guide you around locality. Contact me if you wish to do the same.