(Last Updated on : 30/07/2014)
Gira Waterfall is a picturesque natural drop located at a distance of 3 kilometres from the Waghai town is the Dang district
in the Indian state Gujarat
. It is fed by the Ambika River and is among the most preferred tourists destinations of the state. The place is a heaven for nature lovers. Gira Waterfall rises to a height of about 75 feet, emerging from the Kapri tributary. It falls in the Ambika River. It is a seasonal waterfall and can be relished between the months of June and December.
The nature splendour of Gira Waterfall is very pleasing and it forms a perfect destination for weekend trips. Travellers from Saputara to Surat
find this place ideal for relaxation amid the refreshing splashes of water. Monsoon is the best season to visit the place as during this time the waterfall exhibits its full vigour. The water plunges into the river at a great speed from a high altitude and creates a foggy look which charms the beholders. Gira Waterfall is an excellent retreat for the people seeking serenity, away from the hustling city life. Over time it has also developed as a cherished picnic spot.
A few snacks stalls and huts also stand at the region for the convenience of the visitors. At certain places local handicrafts made of bamboo
are also sold which serve as great souvenirs for the tourists. Handicrafts made out of bamboo stem and root by the tribal are also very much enjoyed by the tourists. Saputara situated nearby forms another tourist attraction which is the only hill station in Gujarat. Saputara Lake set at the heart of the lush green valley allures numerous tourists. Vansda National Park
, located nearby, is also a great option for the visitors of Gira Waterfall. Ambapada is a typical Dangi village situated nearby which is also worth visiting and the route from Gira Waterfall to the village is very scenic and is enclosed by tall and lush bamboo trees. A Boating Club, Botanical Garden, Forest Nursery and Honey Bee Centre are also the nearby attractions.
Gira Waterfall has well connectivity of roadways, railways and airways. It can be conveniently reached through roads connecting Singala, Navapur and Ahwa. Ahmedabad is 409 kilometres away from the place while Surat, Mumbai
are 164 kilometres, 250 kilometres and 309 kilometres away respectively. Buses and private cars are available for the tourists. Waghai and Billimora serve as the nearest railways stations. Nearest airport is located at Vadodara.