This was our last day at Surat. The city is awesome as a tourist’s destination and people are very polite and helping. On this last day, we planned to visit the Vansda National Park. About the park, it was established in the year 1979 and is located in the Navsari district.
This is sited on the National Highway number eight, and the national park is located around 80 km north- east to the city of Valsad.
The park was at a distance from our hotel, and it took very long to reach there. But on reaching the Vansada National Park, we realized that all the pain of travelling was worth for this place. The park was no less than a haven for the variety of birds, flora and wild animals. It was a divine place for all the nature and animal lovers to get an opportunity of watching these wild animals so closely.
The national park is spread over an area of 24 km sq. and consists of an amazing forest. In that dense forest were present a range of wild animals like antelopes, deer, leopards, tigers, rusty cats and many more. We opted for a jeep safari to go around the park and see some wild animals closely. Though we didn’t get to see all the varieties, but we did come across deer, antelopes and cats. We also saw a python crawling by. Sanvi got a little scared in that dense vegetation. But soon she was enjoying, especially viewing the colorful and chirping birds that were flocking nearby. We were told that the park was home to many varieties of birds like emerald black woodpecker, dove, grey hornbill, racket-tailed drongo, paradise flycatcher, leaf birds, etc.
We were clicking numerous pictures of the birds. It was a delight to visit the place. We also made a visit to the nearly located Waghai botanical garden and participated in the nature education trail from the botanical garden up to the National Park. Though we wanted to stay for some more time, but Sanvi seemed to be exhausted, so we returned to the hotel and stayed there for the rest of the day. We cherished our visit to Surat and had a wonderful experience.