Navsari is a city and municipality in the Surat metropolitan region and also the administrative headquarters of Navsari district of Gujarat, India. Navsari is also the twin city of Surat, and is 37 kms south of Surat. Many Parsis settled down in this city in around 11th century AD and named it Navu Sari which meant ‘New Sari’. Navsari is popular for its various types of Zoroastrian arts, crafts and cuisine.
Places to stay
Some of the popular budget hotels in Navsari are Anmol Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 800) Hotel Royal Regency (Tariff - Rs 1400), Modi Resort (Tariff- Rs. 1150).
The official language of Navsari is Gujarati.
Apart from all the common festivals, a festival unique to Navsari is the Dhinglo Festival (July).
Places to visit
There are many places to be visit in Navsari. Some of them are Dudhiya Talav (1.5 kms from bus stand), Atash Behram (80 kms), J.N. Tata Memorial Hall (4 kms), Ravariya Bapa temple, Parsvanath Jain temple (1.7 kms), Dargah of Sayed Saadat (2 kms) and Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (43 kms).
How to Get There
The closest airport to Navsari is 30 kms away at Surat.
The Surat railway station is the closest major railway station (31 kms) to Navsari
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) runs Busses from Major cities to Towns and Villages in Navsari. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Paulo Travels, O.P. Tours & Travels and Asha Travels. Booking bus tickets through ticketgoose.com is a hassle-free experience.
Bhancha is a small village in the Bilaspur district of the central Indian state of Chattisgarh. The nearest major urban hub of Raipur is at a distance of 97 km, whereas the district headquarters (Bilaspur) is at a distance of 60 km. The vast Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 79 km.
Places to Stay
Being a remote village, naturally there are no great places for tourists to accommodate themselves. One is forced to venture into Raipur for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Mayank Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Hotel Udaydeep (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Agrawal Inn (Tariff – Rs. 800), Natraj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The village in itself may not have anything interesting to offer. Raipur as a city, however, will not disappoint you as a tourist. Some of the places which are worth a visit are Mahant Ghasidas Museum, Guru Tegh Bahadur Museum, Nandanvan Zoo and 5D shows (the city is one of the very few in India to have 5D theatres).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Raipur Airport at a distance of 111 km.
The Bilaspur Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 65 km.
Mostly state transport buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. A few smaller private operators are active too. You can get online bus booking offers through various travel websites, especially during festive occasions.