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A Trip to Jambughoda

Weekend was approaching. The most fun place me and my friends had been to in the past couple of months was the office. And you can imagine how fun that place could be (pun intended).

Searching for a place to spend the weekend nearby, we chanced upon Jambughoda, around 150 kms. away. All plans were made and we set off on your journey one freezing weekend morning in December. Located in the Indian state of Gujarat, Jambughoda is famous for its wildlife sanctuary and also for being the place of choice to stay while visiting Champaner, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We reached the place at around 10 in the morning and checked into our eco-campsite inside the sanctuary. The cottages provided to us were comfortable, clean and at the same time, cheap. After having some refreshments, we started on our trek.

The sanctuary boasts of a lake at the centre, which is its main attraction. Not satisfied with just walking around the place, we proceeded to climb a nearby hillock, which took the rest of the morning.

IMG_8358

The lake in Jambughoda

After coming back and having a delicious lunch, we visited the Jhand Hanuman temple nearby, which is a holy site for many. Night was for card games and a beautiful campfire, which brought some respite from the freezing weather.

IMG_8448                                                            Campfire at night

Next morning, having checked out from our rooms, we proceeded to visit Champaner on our way back to Ahmedabad. Being a heritage site, the place is well maintained and has some beautiful mosques. Overall, it was a nice change from the hectic lives we lead during the week.

IMG_8471                                                 Sunrise the morning after

IMG_8537 Champaner Fort

 

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