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.
Bhiloda is a village in Gujarat that is located about 105 kms from Ahmedabad and the town nearest to it is Himmatnagar which is about 45 km away. Bhildod is part of Aravalli District created on August 15 2013 and is Taluk headquarters of a number of village panchayats under its jurisdiction. Bhiloda has a multi-ethnic community and people from different parts of India have chosen to settle down here.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels in Bhiloda but there are budget hotels in Himmatnagar and Sabarkantha. One of them is the Sabarkantha Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000), another is Ashirvad Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 501-1000) and Stay Inn Hotel & Resort (Tariff – Rs. 501-1000).
The official languages of Bhiloda are Gujarati and Hindi. There is a smattering of Kutchi that is also spoken.
The most important festival in Bhiloda is Navratri, they also consider all Jain festivals to be important including Paryushan (which take place in the Shravan month.)
Places of Interest
Most tourist attractions in Bhiloda are ideal for those who are interested in visiting religious places. One of the most popular attractions is in Shamlaji (18 km) on the National Highway. Sabarkantha is only 40 km away from Bhiloda by bus. Danta Ambaji (77 km) and Ambaji (83 km) are also tourist places near Bhiloda.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Bhiloda is the Ahmedabad Airport which is approximately 105 km away.
Bhiloda has a railway station that is connected to other cities like Baroda, Surat and Rajkot.
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Vapi, Surat, Ankleshwar, Badoli, Daramali and Mumbai. The best bus operators on these routes include Asha Travels, Ramani Travels and Shree Chaudhari Travels. Book your tickets online through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.