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.
Located in the Junagadh district of Gujarat is the tiny village of Dhokadva. Categorised in the Una taluka, it is also a postal head office. The state capital of Gandhinagar is situated 351 km away from Dhokadva. Due to the proximity of the Arabian Sea to this area, Dhokadva witnesses a certain level of humidity in its climate. Una, Rajula , Kodinar , Savarkundla are the cities nearby.
Places to Stay
Dhokadva doesn’t have good accommodation options. So it is recommended that tourists opt for the option of home stays here. More information on home stays in Dhokadva can be collected in person.
The official language of Dhokadva is Gujarati. The other languages spoken in Dhokadva include English and Hindi.
Holi in March and Diwali in November are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Some tourist spots in and around Dhokadva are Sasan Gir (60 km from Dhokadva), Somnath (78 km from Dhokadva), Veraval (81 km from Dhokadva) among numerous others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Dhokadva is Diu Airport, which is situated at a distance of 35 km.
The nearest major railway station from Dhokadva is Rajkot Junction, which is situated at a distance of 170 km.
Dhokadva has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Una, Rajula among others. It is mostly state run buses which ply on this route. To book bus tickets online, you can log on to www.ticketgoose.com