Its gorgeous green everywhere and rains have been just the best in the city this season. Why not fulfill our wanderlust dreams by taking some short trips near by the city?
Vadodara is a known to be a cultural city. Apart from the Culture and Food lovers, it also satisfies the travel lovers as it offers some good sight seeing places. During Monsoons it is gorgeous green around the city and visiting the Waterfalls sounds like a good idea.
Hathni Mata Waterfalls
Distance from Vadodara :80 kms via Vadodara-Halol Highway
Time : 2 hours
Hathni Mata waterfall is one of the major attractions for Barodians during monsoon. One can enjoy lush green views while driving to the place.
The place is more suitable for youngsters as it not very developed yet. Though you will see many families coming over for a day’s picnic. There aren’t any restaurants near by the waterfall so there is not much of food options available. Its quite crowded during the weekends so make sure to be on time early if you are planning. Take your own vehicles, enjoy the water, spent few hours, have some highway food and come back after one day fun.
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Distance from Vadodara :58 kms via Vadodara-Halol Highway
Time : 1 hour
Khuniya Mahadev waterfall is located inside Pavagadh hills, behind the temple of Lord Mahadev (shiva). This place is famous for it’s spectacular nature and marvelous waterfall. Mostly people like to visit this place in monsoon. People planning to visit Pavagadh can visit the falls during their return. It is a good picnic spot to enjoy with friends.
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Distance from Vadodara : 94.5 km via GJ SH 11 and GJ SH 63
Time : Approx 2 hour
This campsite is situated in the Narmada District. It is 28 kms from Rajpipla towards Kevadia Colony at the Narmada Dam site. It is 7 kms from the Thawadia checkpost. It is situated inside the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to a gamut of flora & fauna. The wildlife attarction include leopards, wild sloth bears, hyena, various species of Deers and wild dogs. One can also see the rhesus monkey and the barking deer or muntjac which are rarely found in other parts of the country.
One can arrange for day picnics or treks with the help of the forest department, with the forest, waterfalls and other natural beauty within easy reach. Other sightseeing areas nearby include the Zarwani waterfalls, the Shoolpaneshwar Temple, the Gheer Khadi.
Also Read : MONSOON ROAD TRIP TO SAPUTARA
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Gira Waterfalls, Saputara
Distance from Vadodara : approx 240.5 km via NH48
Time : 4 h 30 min approx
Breathtakingly beautiful around monsoon, these seasonal (only during monsoon ) falls are among the most gorgeous sights. Located about 3 km from Waghai town, the Gira waterfall is a 30 m natural drop into the Ambika River. It is open to public and accessible by jeeps on hire. It is a favorite spot for photographers and nature lovers after the monsoon when the view is fabulous green with the falls at its best. It becomes a great weekend trip and must stopover for those coming from Saputara to Surat. A great place for family and friends, Gira Waterfalls is a must to visit place during place for one and all. One can also plan visit to Saputara hill station along and thus become a great weekend trip. Reaching Saputara from here will be some 50 kms more.
Also Read : AHWA, DANGS AND THE DON HILL STATION
Ensure to be alert at these places during your visit to avoid any mishaps/accidents. Have fun and come back great memories.
Please note the Waterfalls are nature’s creation and hence we should try and keep the places clean. It is our utmost responsibility to be a responsible traveler. Please do not throw away any left overs, plastics, bottles during your visits.
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