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Vansda National Park

In the of Gujrat, India there are many places to visit. Vansda National Park is one of them. This national park is situated in the Navsari district. Vansda National Park is a beautiful place. This place is good for Photo Fanatics, Nature Lovers, Fun Lovers, Adventure lovers. The ideal duration of this national park is 1-2 hours. This park covers the area of 24 sq. km. There are many attractions in this park. Major attractions are Leopards, four-horned antelope,barking deer, giant squirrel, hyena. This park is actually a private forest of Maharaja of Vansada. This park was established in the year of 1979. The park remains closed during monsoon.

As per the record in this park Not a single tree has been cut since 1952.

Places to Visit Near Vansda National Park

  • Waghai Botanical Garden
  • Girafalls Wanarchod Waghai
  • Kilad Nature Education Center and Eco Campsite
  • Janki Van Vansda,Bhinar

Flora and Fauna

Flora : There are different species of flora’s found in this national park. Teak, sadad, khakhro, kadad, humb, timru, kalam, bamboo, dudhkod, mahudo, behda, umaro, kusum, tanach, asan, shimlo, ambla, sisam, chopadi bondaro etc. are found in this national park. There are 443 species of plants, 199 species of herbs and 25 species of grass, 110 species of trees, 43 species of shrubs, 63 species of climbers in this park.

Fauna : There are different kinds of fauna’s found in this national park. Leopard, rhesus macaque, common palm civet, Hanuman langur, small Indian civet, four-horned antelope, wild boar, Indian porcupine, barking deer, hyena, jungle cat, Indian porcupine, flying squirrel, python, pangolin, rusty spotted cat, great Indian squirrel, Russell’s viper, cobras, kraits, yellow backed sunbird, Malabar trogon, jungle babbler, forest spotted owlet, shama, great Indian black woodpecker etc are found in this national park. There are 155 species of birds, 121 species of spiders in this park.

Fee

For Indians – Rs. 20/- Per Person

For Foreigners – US$ 5 Per Person

Vehicles Fee

For Indians – Rs. 200 (for upto 6 persons)

For Foreigners – US$ 20 (for upto 6 persons)

For Indians – Rs. 500 (for upto 15 persons)

For Foreigners – US$ 50 (for upto 15 persons)

For Indians – Rs. 1750 (for upto 60 persons)

For Foreigners – US$ 175 (for upto 60 persons)

Still camera photography

For Indians – Rs. 100

For Foreigners – US$ 10

Guide Fee

For Indians (four hours) – Rs. 50/- (Rs. 20 for every subsequent hour)

For Foreigners (four hours) – US$ 10 (US$ 5 for every subsequent hour)

Timings

Vansda National Park is open all days a week. The timings of this national park is 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit in this place in winters from November to May.

Climate

In Summer : The temperature in summer is 28  degree Celsius to 38 degree Celsius.

In Winter : The temperature in winter is 8 degree Celsius to 28 degree Celsius. 

How to Reach

By Air : Surat airport is the nearest airport. The distance of this airport is 120 km from Vansda National Park.

By Rail Waghai railway station is the nearest railway station. The distance of this railway station is 5 km from Vansda National Park.

By Road : Vansda National Park is well connected to all major cities.