This post is an updated information guide of Sagai Malsamot Eco Tourism Campsite. Sagai is located on the foothills of Malsamot hill station. It is a 2-hour drive around a winding road from Rajpipla located in the Dediapada Wildlife Sanctuary.
A few months back, I was contacted by Narmada Forest Department to improve digital presence of Narmada 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 Sagai & Malsamot 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 up-to December.
Video by: Kunj Dodiya
The images below are 24 megapixels ultra high quality images and will take some time to load. I should’ve scaled and optimized them for web. Too late now, my bad.
Photos by: Kunj Dodiya
Sagai Malsamot Campsite is situated 70 km from the Narmada district headquarter, Rajpipla.
Sagai and Malsamot are neighboring villages hence the campsite has Sagai-Malsamot both name combined. When people refer to Malsamot ecotourism, it will be the same.
|From Place||To Place||Distance in kms/Time in hr|
|Rajpipla||Sagai Malsamot Ecotourism||70 km / 1 hr 30 min|
|Surat||Sagai Malsamot Ecotourism||150 km / 3 hr|
|Ahmedabad||Sagai-Malsamot Campsite||250 km / 5 hr|
|Mumbai||Sagai-Malsamot Campsite||400 km / 7 hr|
|Vadodara||Sagai-Malsamot Campsite||140 km / 3 hr|
I had implemented online booking functionality on the forest department website, 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
|Rest House Room||2|
Cost of Accomodation
It’s always an good idea to call the Narmada Forest Department to get accurate pricing details. This is estimated cost.
|Room||Rs. 1000 / night|
|Hut||Rs. 1000 / night|
|Dormitory||Rs. 500 / night|
The forest department/campsite managing team has published list of all *possible* activities. If you’re school or an organization, you may be able to organize custom activities with the help of campsite management.
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
- Medicinal garden
- Night walk
- Cultural program
- Agriculture field visit
- Adventure activity
- Local Adivasi cusine
- Wildlife movie
- Painting kits for children
- Digital detox
- Playing arena for kids
- Interpretation center
Sagai campsite took me by a surprise that it is placed right next to the state highway. Which is quite uncommon to see for campsites. Other campsites of Narmada are usually tucked away far in the tribal areas. They feel secluded. Whereas, Sagai doesn’t feel so secluded and serene.
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!
Other Narmada Campsites
- Dev Mogra Eco Tourism Campsite
- Junaraj Eco Tourism Campsite
- Kunbar Eco Tourism Campsite
- Sagai Malsamot Eco Tourism Campsite
- Vishal Khadi Eco Tourism Campsite
- Zarvani Eco Tourism Campsite
Did you know that all campsites of Narmada are managed by a committee consisting of locals? The local village committee is responsible for maintenance of the campsite. As far I know, revenue coming from tourist accommodation bookings also goes into their account.