Vansda National Park
Vansda National Park

Vansda National Park

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Vansda National Park

Deputy Conservator of Forests, Dang (South),
Ahwa, District - Dang,
Gujarat.
Pincode : 394710
Phone : 02631-220246
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Vansda National Park

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About the Park

Vansda National Park The thick foliage of the luxuriant moist deciduous forest, predominantly represented by lofty teak trees and their usual floral associates are the chief attributes of Vansda National Park, which was declared as protected area in April 1979. The sanctuary has abundance of reptiles like Python, Venomous snakes like Russel’s viper, Cobras and Kraits. The croaking, chirping, and humming of a variety of insects create a silent symphony of melodious sounds of nature. The National Park covers a small area of 23.99 sq. km. falling in the Vansda taluka of Valsad district of South Gujarat. The terrain is flat to undulating and is drained by the beautiful river Ambika, which eventually meets the sea near Navsari. As the forest forms continuous tract with the forest of adjoining district of Dangs, the sanctuary is managed by South Dangs Forest Division. This forests belongs to the Tropical Moist Deciduous Forests category as per the Champion and Seths classification of forests and the terrain represents northern and western limits of the Western Ghats.

The Vansda National park consists of a spectacular forest where one can see the birds of moist deciduous forests. It forms a contiguous tract with the forests of Dangs on its eastern side and those of Valsad district on its southern side. A visit to the nearby Waghai Botanical Garden and the Nature Education Trail from the Botanical Garden up to the National Park would be a delightful experience for the nature lovers.

Vansda National ParkTowering trees and orchids form variety of flora. There are 443 species of flowering plants viz. Teak (Tectona grandis), Sadad (Terminelia tomentosa), Bamboo( Bambusa bamboo & Dendrocalamus strictus), Dudhlo (Writia tinctoria), Kakad (Garuga pinnata), Khakhro(Beautia monosperma), Buto, Timru (Diospyros melanoxylon), Umbh (Miliusa tomentosa) , Kalam (Mitragyana parviflora), Modad (Lannea coromandelica), Haldu (Adina cordifolia), Sisam (Dalbergia latifolia), Chopadi bondaro (Lagerstroemia parviflora), Kusum (Schleichera oleosa), Tanach (Ougeinia oojeinensis), Asan (Bribelia squamosal), Mahudo (Madhuca latifolia), Behda (Terminelia bellirica), Umaro (Ficus racemosa), Shimlo (Bombax ceiba) , Ambla (Emblica officinalis) etc.

Vansda National ParkHigh species diversity of forest birds is the main attraction for an eco-tourist. Important animals-Leopard (Panthera pardus fusca), Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), Wild boar (Sus scrofa), Hanuman langur (Sernnopithecus entellus/Prebytis ebtellus), Common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphrodites), Small Indian civet (Viverricula indica indica), Indian porcupine (Hysrix indica indica), Four-horned antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis), Barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak), Hyena (Hyaena hyaena hyaena), Jungle cat (Felis chaus kutas) , Flying squirrel (Funambulus pennantii) etc. Important birds- 155 species of birds: Indian great black Woodpecker, yellow back sunbird, pompodour pigeon, malabar trogon, shama, common grey hornbill, jungle babbler, forest spotted owlet (globally threatened) etc.

Vansda National ParkDeputy Conservator of Forests, Dang (South),
Ahwa, District - Dang
Gujarat
Pincode : 394710
Phone : 02631-220246
Mobile :
Email :

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  • Nearest airport is Surat 100 Kms.
  • Ahmedabad 370 km. approximately.
  • Nearest Bus Station is Waghai 3 Kms.
  • From Waghai 3 Kms.
  • From Billimora 54 Kms Broad Gauge.
  • Poast monsoon to winter is the best time to visit the Sanctuary.
  • Botanical Garden at Waghai
  • Saputara, Hill Station of Gujarat
  • Log Hut, Forest Department
  • Gira Waterfalls
  • Hot Water Spring at Unai
  • Vanil Udyog at Navtad
  • Eco-Tourism Centre at Kilad
  • Pravasi Gruh - Waghai
  • Small Lodges at Waghai
  • Hotel at Saputara
  • Eco-Tourism Centre at Kilad
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