Dharampur is a small town that is located at the Valsad district of Gujarat. It was created in 1262 and was earlier known as the ‘Mandvengan town’. The town was named ‘Dharampur’ by Dharamdev in 1766. As it is surrounded by the Sahyadri Mountains and is on the banks of the Swargavahini river, this town has a serene and pleasant climate all through the year. Today, Dharampur is the home to the international headquarters of Shrimadh Rajchandra Mission.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels around Dharampur. Some of them are the Country Club Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000 onwards), Aldina Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), and Hotel Navchetan (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards).
The official language of Dharampuris Gujarati. The other language that is spoken here is Hindi.
The important festivals of Dharampur are Diwali and Navratri during the months of October and November.
Places of Interest
Dharampur is famous for its forts and heritage sites. Some places that are frequently visited by tourist are the Unai, the Shri Swami Narayan Temple, the Shri Sai Baba Temple, Vansda National Park, Lady Wilson Museum and Tithal Beach.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Dharampur is the Indira Gandhi National Airport. It is located about 120 km away from the town.
The nearest station to Dharampur is Waghai. The rail is connected to Ahwa and Bilimora.
There are regular bus services to Ahwa (the nearest bus stand) from Ahmedabad, Baroda and Surat.One of the best bus operators that ensures safe journeys is GSRTC Travels. If you want a cheap bus ticket for your holiday, log on to Ticketgoose.com.