Polo Forest – Green Lush Forest Area Near Ahmedabad
Polo forest is a beautiful forest area spread across 400 square KM located near Abhapur village in Vijay Nagar taluka of Gujarat. This place is famous weekend destination near Ahmedabad located at just 150KM from this mega city. You can also plan one day picnic from Ahmedabad and can explore the green lush of Polo forest.
We are receiving many emails asking about polo forest entry fees and entry permission. You don't really need any permission or need to pay any fees; you can directly go to this place via Idar and can enjoy with your family, friends or even with child. The villagers in abhapur are very humble and supportive and fluent in Gujarati and Hindi languages.
Places to see:
Polo forest is surrounded by beautiful hills from where the Harnav River is crossing and spread across the forest. You can also visit Harnav dam, ancient Shiv temple, Jain temple and other heritage site located in nearby areas. If you can spend one day, you can also get a guide and do trekking in polo forest mountains. There are many trekking routes which are being explored by the tourist. Here we recommend hiring guide before you plan trek in polo forest mountain.
Places to stay:
There are limited options available for night stay in Polo forest. One of the best and most economical options is to stay at Polo camp site which is operated by Gujarat state forest department. To stay at Polo Campsite, you will have to book your accommodation through Himmatnagar forest department in advance. You need to send them email with dates, number of people and types of rooms (AC or Non AC). Based on availability of the rooms, they will confirm your booking at Polo campsite.
Apart from this, there are 2-3 private hotel offers accommodation at very higher rate ranging from 2500/- to 4000/- per night depending upon season you are travelling.
There is limited option available for food and you will have to rely on Dhabas only. Polo campsite has its own kitchen but it is limited to their guest and serve basic food. If you are planning single day picnic, we recommend carry food from your home with plenty of water too.
Every year, Gujarat government celebrate Polo festival by organizing well planned travel events which includes adventure activities, cycling, camping and many more things. There is a polo camp city is setup at polo forest where you can stay and enjoy the polo utsav