Brief History

 This education center is in the southeast part of the park along the Ambika River. It is located at the Dang Forest Division on the way to the Waghai Botanical Garden. It offers visitors a unique and exciting opportunity to stay in the forest and make friends with it. After an evening campfire under the stars, you can spend the night at the center. In the morning you can hire a guide (Rs. 50) to take you through the forest and tell you the names of trees and their uses, show you leopard tracks, how to recognize birds by their song, and other such secrets. There is a Great! orey tree house made of bamboo which is perfect for early morning birdwatching. Entry to the center is free. Visitors must get permission a few days from the Range Forest Officer, Tel: +91 230 230057. There are essential bath and toilet facilities.

For more infomation:


  • Orientation Centre
  • 4 Cottages
  • 10 Tented Accommodation with separate bathing & toilet facilities
  • 3 Huts
  • Separate Kitchen & Dining places
  • Nature Education Camp
  • Separate area for Campfire
  • Machaans for landscape & wildlife viewing
  • The Campsite has a Solar Electricity Supply, hence the tourists are requested to use the electricity only when and where it is required
  • Food is available with the help of the ETC (Eco Tourism Committee)


Being a responsible nature lover is our way of showing reverence to Mother Earth, a few tips for you to remember -

  • Make sure to visit the orientation center first before you start exploring the campsite as that would give a good picture of what you are about to experience during your stay.
  • Most of these Eco Campsites use electricity which is generated by using solar energy, hence please use it responsibly.
  • No smoking whatsoever (cigarette butts cause many forest fires).
  • No flash or intrusive photography (for example, don’t pluck leaves to clear a better view; reposition the camera instead).
  • Do not carry any music system or sound-making device along with you and remember to keep them switched off if you are driving around.
  • Picking plants or insects is prohibited in any area; do not remove anything from the parks or sanctuaries.
  • Do not indulge in any quick or sudden movements to scare off wildlife.
  • Do not try going too close to the animals.
  • No pets should accompany you.
  • No littering. Trash is only to be disposed of in proper receptacles.
  • No hunting devices or other weapons should be carried, as well as used.

How to Reach

Kilad Nature Education Campsite by Bus
By Road

Surat lies 234 km from Ahmedabad, 131 km from Vadodara, and 297 km from Mumbai. Bus stations, both ST and private, are on the eastern edge of the city.

Kilad Nature Education Campsite by Train
By Train

Surat in on the main broad gauge line between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

Kilad Nature Education Campsite by Flight
By Air

Various domestic flights connecting metros and other major cities are operational from the Surat Airport.

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