The picturesque waterfall fed by the Ambika River is a favourite among tourists and is frequented by nature lovers. Situated about 3 km from the Waghai Town in Dang District, Gira Falls is a 75 ft fall that emerges from the Kapri Tributary and drops into the Ambika River.
Capturing the beauty of Gira Falls in its true form never gets better and it makes for a great weekend trip from Saputara. It makes as a great stopover for those travelling from Saputara towards Surat. The best season to visit the waterfalls is during and after the monsoon season.
The speed of the water plunging into the river creates a foggy look giving it a charming feel. It attracts tourists looking to get a break from city life and is gradually developing into a popular picnic spot.
The falls is located on the river Gira near the Girmal village, which is about 8 km west of Shingala. It can either be reached via the road connecting Ahwa and Singala or Navapur and Singala. Vehicles are allowed to a point about one kilometer from the waterfall. From the parking area, the enchanting waterfalls can be reached only by walking.
One must visit Saputara- the only hill station in Gujarat where there are many things to do to keep yourself busy. The most popular attraction here is the Saputara Lake which is located right in the middle of the valley amidst lush greenery. You can hire boats and enjoy the tranquil lake.
Tourists also visit the beautiful botanical garden nearby which has a variety of plants and trees, providing a marvelous view of different varieties of bamboo groves. A trip to the Vansda National Park is ideal if you wish to spot a tiger or a leopard.
There are no accommodation options around the waterfall but Saputara has many hotels, cottages and log huts with decent facilities.
How to get there
By Road: The town of Waghai is 51 km away. Ahmedabad: 409 km. Surat: 164 km. Mumbai: 250 km. Vadodara: 309 km. There are State Transport buses and private luxury coaches from Waghai and Ahmedabad. If you are coming by a private car, than National Highway might be quicker, but the state highway will offers a stunningly scenic drive.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Waghai, on the Billimora-Waghai narrow gauge section of the Western Railway. For those coming from Gujarat via Surat or Ahmedabad or even from Mumbai, Billimora is the more convenient rail head, and a direct bus service is available from there.
By Air: The nearest airport is Vadodara, 309 km away.