About vansda National Park


Navsari, Gujarat

Best time to Visit

September to February

Nearest Airport

Surat Airport - About 110 km


Approx. 24 Sq. Km.


Maximum 42oC & Minimum 15oC

Nearest Railway Station

Billimora - About 60 km


The Park is usually closed for tourists from 1st July to 30th September every year.

The Vansda National Park, also known as the Bansda National Park, is located in the Vansda tehsil of the Navsari district of Gujarat, India. It sits on the banks of River Ambika which flows through the northeastern boundary of the park and provides and balances the park with its rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. The park receives rainfall of over 2000 mm during the monsoon and hence remains closed during those months. It is nestled amid the Western Ghats and the Sahyadri mountain range, providing ample surroundings for many species to coexist.

The park is also home to many tribal communities such as Kokni, Bhbil, Gamit, Warli, Dangi, and Kunbi tribes. They have all developed a distinct culture of their own and thrive in the natural forest establishment of the park. One can take up a nature education trail from the nearby attraction of the Waghai Botanical Garden to the park.

The incredible deciduous and evergreen forests consist of the “Katas” Bamboo groves that owe its beauty to no felling of trees since 1952. As part of ecotourism, the Gujarat government has set up a camping site in Kilad. The Nature Club of Surat also maintains a Deer Breeding centre in this region.

In February 2020, two Dholes were spotted using camera traps. This was the first sighting of Dholes in Gujarat in 50 years.

Major Wildlife

Indian Leopard, Indian Giant Squirrel, Dhole, Rhesus Macaque, Barking Deer, Common Palm Civet, Hanuman Langur, Small Indian Civet, Four-horned Antelope, Striped Hyena, Wild Boar, Indian Porcupine, Jungle Cat, Flying Squirrel, Pangolin, Python,  Russell’s Viper, Cobras, Kraits.

distance from major cities

Surat – About 107 km
Mumbai – About 266 km
Ahmedabad – About 348 km
Delhi – About 1240 km

near by attractions

Waghai Botanical Garden, Deer Breeding Center, Gira Falls, Conservation Center, Hot Water Spring, Mahal Forest.

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