Hingolgadh

Introduction: Nature Orientation camps at Hingolgadh are conducted in monsoon to introduce children to enjoy living with Nature. During the three days they spend at camp, children experience nature at its best during the rainy season when plants are actively growing, a myriad of insects are coming to life: butterflies, cicadas, beetles, spiders and a host of others as well. This is also the time of the year when our resident birds are actively building nests, incubating eggs, or rearing nest loads of hungry fledglings.

The Camp Site: It has permanent, well-structured 'pucca' rooms with toilet facilities.

Wild Life: The area is dominated by a rich growth of grass with scattered acacia trees. It has tremendous diversity in bird life and used to be a favourite bird-watching spot of MKS Dharmakumar Sinhji and Dr. Salim Ali, India’s great birdmen and of course Shri Lavkumar Khacher our former Director. Besides birds, there are Chinkaras, Neelgai (Blue Bull), Jackal, Hare, Hedgehog, Wolf, Porcupine and other small mammals. There are many interesting reptiles like the Fat-tailed Geckos. Because of its unique wildlife Hingolgadh has been declared India’s first Nature Education Sanctuary.

Location: Hingolgadh is at a distance of 190 km from Ahmedabad on the Ahmedabad - Gondal State Highway via Dhandhuka and Vinchhiya. State transport buses from Ahmedabad to various locations in Saurashtra, on request, stop at Hingolgadh Village at the foot of the hills on which the Hingolgadh Fort is situated.

Camp Season: Monsoon season. Months of August and September are ideal

Camp Duration: 3 days & 2 nights