One DAY Bike-Trip
We kick-started our journey at around 4:00 am on NH48 from Surat,Gujarat. Weather was really alluring as monsoon season was just started and it's always good to start your bike ride at early morning because road traffic is so less and you can enjoy a bike ride on empty roads. it took around one and half hour to reach BHARUCH, where we had morning break-fast at some local dhaba on highway with beautiful sunrise
there are two routes to reach zarwani
1. Surat-Bardoli-Mandvi-Rajpipla-Zarvani (Around 160 km)
2. Surat-Ankleshwar-Bharuch-Rajpipla-Zarwni (Around 178 km)
I suggest to take 1st route because it is NH48 and smooth road for perfect biking experience or nature lover can take 2nd route also. In this route you will find green hills, rural roads and small reservoirs where you can take quick break while riding.
After a quick break we pushed the throttle further to reach our destination and the rural road single lane was started with amazing views and leaned trees along with the road was like welcoming you.
finally, after another one and half hour ride, we reached at Zarwani.
Since it is hidden water fall, you have to walk around 500 mtr in water to reach the main water fall site. you feel relaxed and rejuvenated after taking bath in this fresh running water but NEVER TRY CLIFF JUMPING.
Around 12 pm, we moved to over last destination which is Zarwani Village, where we had our lunch.
For those who want to stay in or nearby Zarwani, Zarwani eco camp site is one of the best place to stay and it is located in village and managed by Gujarat Tourism Board. Rooms are decent enough but the location is are more tempting. You can book the rooms online.
Trekking, Hiking, Picnic, Temple visit are the main attraction and activities available for tourist
History about Zarwani
The Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of the North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests eco region. The forests are moist deciduous with a few small dry bamboo brakes, a few pockets of moist teak forest in hilly areas, degraded scrub forest, and riverine forest bordering Terav and Narmada Rivers and small water courses.The hilly tract of the sanctuary supports forests harboring floral and faunal elements, which bear similarities to those in the Himalayas and Western Ghats. It is also a major watershed feeding two major reservoirs thus conserving the soil and water.There are vast groves of bamboo, and the sanctuary has 575 species of flowering plants.
How to reach:
By road: Bharuch, Rajpipla, Chanod, and Dabhoi are nearby major places.
By rail: Nearest Railway station is Bharuch.
By air: Closest airport is Vadodara.
Best time to visit:
Have a safe ride.