Explore Ahwa, Dang, Gujarat, India

Dang is located high in the Saputara hills, connecting the borders of Maharashtra State. Dang is the home of adivasis who have been long established in the forest and highlands of the Dang region. In 2006, the tribal-dominated Dangs were named among the country’s 250 most backward districts.

Grimal Falls
Girmal waterfall is located 8 km from Nishana on Ahwa-Nawapur Road near Girmal Village of Dang District in Gujarat. This waterfall is the highest in the Gujarat area, reaching 100 feet. Due to its scenic exquisiteness, this is among one of the most popular areas that tourists and people of the region come to visit. Since the water rapidly falls from 100 feet, it creates a beautiful fog that catches the eye.

Shabari Dham
The Shabari Dham temple is known to have been where Lord Rama met Shabari while searching for his wife Sita and ate the berries she offered him. Due to this captivating legend, the temple is a well-known for its mythology. There are also three stones where Lord Rama, his brother Lakshman, and Shabari allegedly sat. The stones are still worshiped.

The economy of Dang district mainly depends on agricultural crops. The larger part of the population relies on agriculture for survival. Animal farming and bamboo cutting are the other profitable undertakings in the region. Firewood accounts for fuel requirement of 91% of the households, which is by and large collected from the forests. Rice, tubers, groundnuts, ragi, mangoes, kharsani, and custard apples are among the most vital crops and fruits produced in the district. In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named the Dang District as an economically distressed district.

According to the 2011 census, the Dang district has a population of 226,769. Out of a total of 640, this gives it a ranking of 587th. The district has a population density of 129 people per square kilometer. Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.44%. The Dangs has a sex ratio of 1007 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 76.8%.

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