Dang: Gujarat's Hidden Garden

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Verdant hills, cascading waterfalls, bamboo groves, sparse population and slow, less-commercialised life - this isn't something you would have ever associated Gujarat with. But one of the most developed states in India also has the treasure of a natural gem which is not far away from the big cities.

Dang situated in the southernmost part of Gujarat is a natural sanctuary inhabited by tribals who speak mostly Konkani unlike the people of the neighbourhood. Next to Nashik in Maharashtra, the district has wildlife hotspots in Poorna Wildlife Sanctuary and Vansda National Park and has got a charming flora and fauna.

Places to visit

Gira Falls

Location: Wanarchod village, 4 km from Waghai town, on Waghai Saputara road

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Saputara

Location: 50kms from Waghai Railway Station, Bilimora

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Mahal Camp

Location: 1.5kms from Mahal village, 25 kms from Ahwa

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Pandavleni Caves (Nearby)

Location: Buddha Vihar, Pathardi Phata, Nashik

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How to visit?

Most places in Dang fall within a radius of 50 km which can be driven to by your car or bike, making Dang the perfect weekend getaway from Ahmedabad (380kms) and Mumbai (280 kms).

Nearest Airport: Surat International Airport (140kms)

Nearest Railhead: Navapur (40kms), Bilimora (120 kms)

If nature steals your heart, come to Dang to see where your heart truly belongs with.

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