Arogya Van - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Kevadiya Railway Station): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2 km from Kevadiya Railway Station, and 6 km from Statue of Unity, Arogya Van or Herbal Garden is a park situated in Kevadia town. It is one of the popular gardens developed under the Kevadiya Tourism Circuit and among the must-visit places as part of Statue of Unity packages.

Spread across 17 acres, Arogya Van houses over 500,000 ancient medicinal plants of 380 species. The main aim of this garden is to raise awareness about the important role played by plants in the holistic wellness of human beings. Emphasis is also laid on Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation for being an integral part of a person's well-being. Arogya Van is divided into 5 sections namely Garden of Colours, Aroma Garden, Yoga Garden, Alba Garden, and Leutea Garden.

The key highlight at Arogya Van is the Aushadh Manav, a giant three-dimensional layout of a human body in a resting posture. Each human organ is represented by a medicinal plant that is beneficial for that particular organ. So these plants are planted on the specific part of the body to make the visitors understand the specific plants used for the therapeutic treatment of that particular organ.

The entry gate of Arogya Van has all 12 postures of Surya Namaskar of human size, to emphasize the importance of yoga, which is to be practiced daily for healthy living. The digital information center has been set up to acknowledge visitors and make them understand the heritage and the importance of medicinal plants in our day-to-day life. The indoor plants' section has been created to spread awareness regarding the importance of interior landscape. Interior landscaping plays a vital role in providing a pleasant and tranquil environment in which one can walk and relax.

Gujarat Forest Department has joined hands with Santhigiri Ashram from Kerala to explore the wisdom of traditional healing in its true form at Arogya Van. The Arogya Van-Santhigiri Wellness Centre or Arogya Kutir provides therapeutic remedies and treatments like Dhara, Snehapanam, Sirovasti, Pizhichil, Udavarthanam, Marmachitiksa, Nasyam, karnapooranam, Tharpanam, Njavarrakizhi, Herbal Stream Bath, Rasayanchikitsa, Spinal Bath and Therapeutic Massages. While walking through this Arogya Van, music is played to offer typical tropical forest surroundings.

Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM

Entry: Rs. 30 for Adults, & Rs. 20 for Children