If you are looking for absolute tranquility and serenity in the midst of nature, then one of the best places to visit is Zarvani. The place offers all aspects of nature – from lush green trees to invigorating rivulets. Zarvani offers the weary city dweller a chance to refresh themselves and also get away from the daily grind of a city life. The place also offers an opportunity for a trek which will revitalize the mental and physical faculties in the lap of Mother Nature.
Zarvani Waterfalls – Zarvani, situated amidst the Satpuda mountain range, is a popular spot among tourists and nature lovers from Gujarat. It flourishes to its full grandeur in monsoon when the waterfall attracts lots of tourists. Zarvani village is situated near the Narmada dam in Narmada District and is a part of the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary which has been declared as an Eco-tourism site.
The place provides ample opportunities for eco-tourism owing to its immense aesthetic beauty. To the mind and body of a weary tourist, the sparkling water of the fall in the middle of a lush green forest is a transformational experience to the medieval ages. The water is actually so clean that one can see through and spot small fishes at the bottom. Local guides are available at the site.
Adventure Park: Apart from the splendid waterfall, the eco-tourism campsite and the allied treks in the jungle, the major attraction is the Adventure Park near the falls. This is a must visit place for the thrill-seekers!
Some of the activities here include:
- High rope structure with Continuous Belay System – From this tower the thirteen activities are operational for the tourists – Low Rope Activities, High Rope Activities, Foot print, Hanging Hedge, Horizontal log, Geometry, Board walking, Zigzag, Stirrup, Rope window, Horizontal board walking, Cross log, Rail road.
- Multi event tower – The height of the tower is 50 feet so from this tower the four activities are operating for the tourist are: Two-Way Zip lining, Free Jump, Artificial Rappelling wall, Artificial Climbing Wall.
Relax & Rejuvenate at the Herbal Spa – Another natural health and healing feature of the locality is a herbal spa centre. The Herbal Spa Centre has been made here to have specialized healings and remedies. One can find total rejuvenation with Herbal Steam Bath, Rasayan Chikitsa, Spinal Bath and Therapeutic Massages. The employees at the spa have been specially trained in Kerala for such treatments.
Peculiar fauna that can be expected in the trails around Zarvani
Animals: Sloth Bear, Leopard, Hyena, Rusty-spotted Cat, Giant Flying Squirrel, Indian Grey Wolf, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Ruddy Mongoose, White-tailed Wood Rat, Four-horned Antelope, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Rhesus Macaque, Common Langur and Porcupine.
Birds: Grey Hornbill, Paradise Flycatcher, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Black-hooded Oriole, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Orange-headed Thrush, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Jerdon’s Leaf Bird, Great Tit, Yellow Tit, Brown-hawk Owl, Indian Eagle Owl, Eurasian Scops Owl, Mottled Wood Owl, Crested Serpent Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Black Eagle, Oriental Turtle Dove, Indian Pitta, Alexandrine Parakeet, Grey Jungle Fowl, Red Spurfowl.
ACTIVITIES AT ZARVANI ECO-TOURISM SITE
- Bird-watching excursions
- Butterfly Trails
- Entomological Explorations
- Ethnic Cuisine
- Adventure Park
- Herbal Spa