Wilson Hill Station Dharampur & Shankar Waterfall, Gujarat

[Photos] [Monsoon] Wilson Hills Dharampur and Shankar Dhodh Waterfalls in Monsoon

Wilson Hill Station and Shankar Waterfall stand in an impenetrable forest area near Dharampur in the Valsad district of Gujarat.

Shankar Fall is close to the famous Wilson Hills, a hill station situated in the Pangarbari Wildlife Sanctuary. I had a chance to plan an excursion to Wilson Hills lately. You are missing a good day in your life if you haven’t been at places like Shankar Waterfall and Wilson Hills.

Let me plan a breath to share experience to Wilson Hill Station.

Accommodation [Update]:

Looking for accommodation at Wilson Hills? A homestay option is available now at Wilson Hill Station. Call/message on +91 94295 64808.
Click here for more details.

Major Reform [Update 24-06-2016]:

I’ve published this article back in September 2014. At that time, I was a beginner, stepping into blogging world.

Since then,  a lot has been changed. From my writing to content presentation skills.

I’m reformatting and updating this article to match up with latest information and good presentation. Cheers!

Wilson Hills at Dusk
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Location of Wilson Hills Dharampur

Wilson Hill Station is located in the forest locality of the Sahyadri mountain range in a village called Vaghval.

Shankar waterfall is just 6 km away from the famous hill station.

Wilson hill station is 32 kilometers away from Dharampur and about 62 km away from Valsad, the district headquarter.


Dharampur is a well-known town for its rich Adivasi (Tribal) culture. It is said that, years ago King Mohanrai built his fort in Dharampur and announced Dharampur as a State. One of the most potent reasons why King Mohanrai chose Dharampur is the evergreen hilly area and absolute natural beauty of Dharampur.

Dharampur region has host of tourist places like,

  • Wilson Hills,
  • Barumal Temple (13th Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva),
  • Mohangadh Fort,
  • Sahyadri Mountain Range,
  • Kaparada,
  • Shankar Fall,
  • Shirmad Rajchandra Ashram.

Entry gate to Dharampur townShankar Water Fall And Wilson Hills Dharampur Gujarat - DarpanDodiya.com

How to Reach

Wilson hill station has arrangement of smooth tar roads till the end.

If you’re considering public transport, state run GSRTC bus goes straight up to Wilson Hills also.

In my opinion, use of own vehicle is the best way to explore the Dharampur area.


The nearest Railway station is Valsad. State transport buses are frequent between Dharampur and Valsad.

You will find yourself driving 30-40 minutes to get to Wilson Hills from Dharampur town.

CNG pump is present at Dharampur, Vansda and Valsad.

Roads are decent. You’ll have fun driving on zig-zag stretch of 5 km.Shankar Water Fall And Wilson Hills Dharampur Gujarat - DarpanDodiya.com

Distance Matrix

From To Distance in km / Time in hr
Surat Wilson Hills 125 km / 2.30 hr
Valsad Wilson Hills 60 km / 1.30 hr
Dharampur Wilson Hills 130 km / 45 min
Mumbai Wilson Hills
Vadodara Wilson Hills 250 km / 5 hr
Ahmedabad Wilson Hills 375 km / 6.30 hr
Saputara Wilson Hills 70 km / 2 hr

Shankar Water Fall And Wilson Hills Dharampur Gujarat - DarpanDodiya.com

Attractions – What to See

Wilson hills had helping hand of government, so you’ll find some viewpoints and rest huts. Whereas, Shankar falls are as they are. There were few benches earlier, but last time when I went there, I couldn’t find trace of any! 😛

Best time to visit: Monsoon. (Mid June to September end.)

You may find following things wonderful:

  • Water crashing from the height of about 150 feet
  • Scenic landscapes and dense greenery
  • Work and life culture of Adivasis
  • Tall trees protecting the shores of the river

Monsoon is undoubtedly the best time to visit.[Photos] [Monsoon] Wilson Hills Dharampur and Shankar Dhodh Waterfalls in Monsoon

Homestay Accommodation at Wilson Hill Station

Wilson Hills area now has one homestay option as well.

Also, delicious local (Adivasi) food can be enjoyed. You’ll be exposed to local culture and their lifestyle as well during your course of stay.

Call/message on +91 94295 64808 for pricing, bookings and more details.

Typical local house.Shankar Water Fall And Wilson Hills Dharampur Gujarat - DarpanDodiya.com


No food at Shankar Fall.

Wilson Hills has one restaurant on the top. You can curb hunger there.

Based on my personal experience, the food wasn’t upto the mark. It’s better to take own food there and crunch it sitting amongst clouds.

Nearby Places

Shankar Waterfalls – 6 km from Wilson Hill Station[Photos] [Monsoon] Wilson Hills Dharampur and Shankar Dhodh Waterfalls in Monsoon

Barumal  Shiva Temple

Barumal, 10 minutes from Dharampur is actually not just a Shiva temple. It has a wide spread campus hosting a guest house, pretty good canteen, girls’ school cum hostel, podium, walk-through gallery and of course, a huge temple.

Why am I mentioning this temple? Food!

If you fail to find any food in either Wilson Hills or Shankar Falls, Barumal temple can be fill up your empty stomach. It has a canteen.

Barumal temple falls on the Wilson Hill – Dharampur road, 5 km from Dharampur.

Gentle Gesture

Stop your vehicle for a moment to capture the smiles of cute children en-route to Fall.

Dharampur area is tribal, undeveloped area. People in this area are financially not well-off.

I urge you to donate those kids Old clothes, books, toys, whatever you were thinking to dump in your bin.

Shankar Water Fall And Wilson Hills Dharampur Gujarat - DarpanDodiya.com

More Photos

Visit this dedicated post to see more photos: [Photos] [Monsoon] Wilson Hills Dharampur And Shankar Dhodh Waterfalls In Monsoon

Signing Off

My last travel guide of Don Village, Ahwa has received tremendous response from passionate adventurers of South Gujarat. And that has inspired me to write more. Will continue this initiative..

I thank Rahul Thakor for his inputs on this article.

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65 Comments on "Wilson Hill Station Dharampur & Shankar Waterfall, Gujarat"

Shahnawaz Shaikh
Shahnawaz Shaikh

Dear Darpan,
I just came across your super duper information on Wilson Hills online. So I need your advice on that..

I stay at Surat, and planning to visit their on 8 February 2017 along with my wife and 1 year old son. I will be travelling with my own vehicle.

So, here are my few worries and questions

Is it OK travel with kid?

Is it OK to travel on the above dates?

Are the roads OK, I mean are there dangerous turns or cliffs because I am not such good driver or you can say I have no prior experience of driving on mountain roads.

Is it OK to stay overnight, I mean is there any good hotels for comfortable stay with kid?

What kind of food we can get there for lunch or dinner?

Any other valuable tips or information if you could provide?

If not this place, can you suggest any other place near Surat for a day or two..

I thank you in advance for your help and advice..

Shahnawaz Shaikh

Kavita thawani
Kavita thawani

Hi darpan
Thank u for d loads of Info!

A few questions-
Hows first week of jan to visit d place?
Are there any jungle safaris conducted in d pangarbari reserve?
If there aren’t how does one visit d reserve? Pemits etc?
I want to visit d tribal villages n get a feel of d lifestyle etc.. Anyideas on how can i do dat?
Are d adivasis warlis?

Thank you so much

Harshit Mehrotra
Harshit Mehrotra

Planning for a college picnic at Wilson Hills. Is it possible to travel via bus? Is there enough parking space for 6-7 buses?


How to book this.
Do you have any portal?
Can I have confirmation?


plz.send me rout of shankar water falls
how rich bardoli to shankar waterfalls
two wheeler driving safe or not
plz answer me

Parag Patel
Parag Patel

Jai Shri Krushna Darpanbhai,

We are from Vadodara and searching for some place free from ‘shor-gul’ for spend a day or two just after Diwali this year i.e bet 1 to 4th Nov 2016. Will prefer over night stay also if available. Can you pl help us. you can reach me on 98255 67444. Parag Patel


Recently visited Wilson hills. Thanks for recommendations. Really had great time. We also some houses being built, any additional information on that.


Hi Darpan,
After regards,

Can we visit in the first week of October now?

Chetan Desai
Chetan Desai

Fantastic work darpan, so many people has visited places like these, and very well aware about these kind of information, but helping like minded but unknown people, the way you are doing is simply great. Keep it up and best wishes for your future endeavors. Thanks.

Umarfaruq Bhaidu
Umarfaruq Bhaidu

Helo darpan bhai Hame dharampur Hill stations gumne aana he kiya abhi is mosam me achcha he…..

Homestay at Wilson Hills
Homestay at Wilson Hills

We are starting homestay at Wilson Hill Station. Call on +91 94295 64808 for booking and more information.

Maulik Bhalara
Maulik Bhalara


Thanks for exploring another hidden place.

Can you please provide any contact details/website of the Accommodation (Tents) available nearby if you have any?


Thank.you darapn fon lot of information about willson hill


hey Darpan
indeed nice snaps & information..


Your narration is good.
Give me the exact location of Shankar fall.
Can you mail me google location on my mail id kananinitin510@gmail.com.


Hi Darpan,
Surely its amazing place & similarly nice clicks. Can you write exact route for shankar fall please ?

Nailesh Anmi
Nailesh Anmi

Hi Darpan,
First of all thanks for sharing such wonderful experience.
I want one favour from you, if you can share contact number of tourist guide from Dharampur which you have mentioned in your experience.

Jatin Shah
Jatin Shah

Let me know the weather over there.give me any information about the hotel’s for stay and do they provide jain food . And tell me about some good returns over there .

Shraddha Bhavsar
Shraddha Bhavsar

Hey darpan can u guide me the route from surat? And is kilad/mahal eco campsites are near? I want to go to shabri dham also! So is this nearby to wilson?

Bhavesh Joshi
Bhavesh Joshi

Heii.. Darpan
M thinking you are nature lover and find happiness from its beauty….
I wish to suggest some tracking places near Porbandar (Native of M. Gandhiji)
Abhpara Mountain + Son Kansari + Ashapura Ghumli (Navlakho) + Modpar Fort (all places are almost 40 kms from Porbandar)


Better information u share I also plan to gong to dharampur thynx ……… Rooms ficelite

kiran songire
kiran songire

Better information u share I also plan to gong to dharampur thynx ………

Ankit Rajput
Ankit Rajput

Hi Darpan, I would like to appreciate for sharing such wonderful experiences i am thankful to you.
I have gone through this article and its really good one , I been there in 2012
I need your suggestion, Do you have any idea about Hathgad ? we are planing for night stay with camp fire by this weekend

Boney Gandhi
Boney Gandhi

Nice info dude… It will really help everybody

Hemal Gajjar
Hemal Gajjar

Dear Darpan,

Thanks for the fantastic details you have provided about DON village. Can you suggest such places within Gujarat or Nearby by Gujarat where we can go with family and stay for couple of days !

Jigar Shah
Jigar Shah

Thanks for wonderful narration and guide. If I plan in October end for Wilson and waterfall. Will it be available in this period. Pls advice.

Narendra Patel
Narendra Patel

Oh! I wish I had read this article before I went to Wilson Hills. No one in our group of 14 had any idea about this place.

Your Don Hill Station post is also excellent! I liked the idea of using a lot of images. It gives visitors very clear idea about the place and its surroundings.

Rahul Thakor
Rahul Thakor

I am thankful to my friends Vaibhav, Kartavya, and Shubham for providing me additional images of the place, and also Darpan for inspiring me to write about the place.


Very good post!!

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