Camping in Dhanpari : Ecotourism at its best

As planned last weekend, we (our inseparable bunch of 5 besties) were double excited to be at the yet to be explored Dhanpari campsite. After an enjoyable road journey from Jaisalmer to Gujarat, little was left to imagination about how beautiful the campsite would be. Moreover, believe me, indeed it was as mesmerizing.

Actually, the Dhanpari campsite is a well-maintained forest ecotourism location in the heart of Gujarat. The site is surrounded by lush green forest that provides shelter to a variety of flora and fauna. Teak and bamboo trees form most of the forest.

dhanpari eco campsite

Dhanpari Eco Campsite | Image Resource : 103.20.104.49:8080/gujarattourism.com

Actually, the Dhanpari campsite is a well-maintained forest ecotourism location in the heart of Gujarat. The site is surrounded by lush green forest that provides shelter to a variety of flora and fauna. Teak and bamboo trees form most of the forest.

The campsite is near the Kada Dam, close to a forest rest house, at which we refreshed ourselves and got ready to explore the place around, the first thing that we wanted to indulge in was animal spotting! But that was only after we clicked tons of snaps of this picturesque campsite.

With the help of our binoculars, while I managed to spot leopards, blue bulls, and jackals; one of my friends got to experience the charming sight of four-horned antelopes, wild boars, and sloth bears. A gamut of reptiles creped us though!

sloth bears in dhanpari

Sloth Bears in Dhanpari | Image Resource : gujaratghumo.blogspot.in

leopards in dhanpari

Leopards in Dhanpari | Image Resource : wildlife-pictures-online.com

jackals in dhanpari

Jackals in Dhanpari | Image Resource : a-z-animals.com

After devoting nearly four hours spotting wild animals, we headed for some spiritual connection. There is a Jund Hanuman Temple nearby. Apart from its scenic beauty, the temple is a major attraction due to its proximity to the Targol reservoir.

It was time for sundown. We were out of our energies and had to catch up on some food and rest. For accommodation, we found two options – deluxe cottages and normal cottages, we picked latter as budget, accommodation is one of my first concerns.

The normal cottage was decent with attached washrooms and bathing facilities. There was different kitchen and dining places as well. As we prefer vegetarian, we ordered regional veg fare, which, as expected, was as lip smacking! Also, some items are not overrated and just rightly priced!
It was a 2-day trip, which expectedly ended well. Looking out for some more fun in the coming weeks. Stay tuned until then!

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