Vansda National Park

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Vansda National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Location Navsari District, Gujarat, India
Nearest city Vansda
Coordinates 20°44′N 73°28′E / 20.733°N 73.467°E / 20.733; 73.467Coordinates: 20°44′N 73°28′E / 20.733°N 73.467°E / 20.733; 73.467
Area 23.99 KM²
Established 1979
Governing body Forest Department of Gujarat

Vansda National Park, a protected area representing the thick woodlands of the Dangs and southern Gujarat is situated in the Navsari District of Gujarat state, India.

Riding on the banks of Ambika River and measuring roughly 24 km² in area, the park lies about 65 km east of the town of Chikhali on the National Highway 8, and about 80 km north-east of the city of Valsad. Vansda, the town from which the name of the park is derived, is an important trading place for the surrounding area where the majority of the population is represented by adivasis. Vansda-Waghai state highway runs through the park, so does the narrow gauge rail link connecting Ahwa to Billimora.[1]

Established in 1979 as a National Park, the deciduous forest area having groves of "Katas" bamboo owes its beauty to no felling of trees since 1952. Nestled in the Western Ghats of Sahyadri range, it has a unique flavour of flora and fauna population.[2]

Apart from the botanical garden, some of the other attractions include local tribes, "Gira Falls", and the "Conservation center".

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About Vansda National Park

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