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.
Dholera is a small city located in the Ahmedabad district of Gujarat. It is situated 30 km away from Dhandhuka village and is on National Highway 8. This means that Dholera is part of the Golden Quadrilateral expressway project which connects Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Vadodara. One of the six original Shri Swaminarayan temples which were built by Sahajanand Swami is located here.
Places to Stay
As Dholera is a small port, there are not many hotels here. However local homestays are available. Lodging options in the nearby city of Bhavnagar (62 km from Dholera) include Marayani Heritage (Tariff – Rs. 2500), Lords Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1800), 1589 Generation X (Tariff – Rs. 1500) and Bluehill Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000.)
The official languages of Dholera are Gujarati and Hindi.
The festival of Dussehra is celebrated across the state during the month of October. The popular ‘Garba’ dance is performed here during this period.
Places of Interest
The biggest tourist attraction in Dholera is the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. It is one of the six Shri Swaminarayan temples that were built by Sahajanand Swami in 1826. Other places of interest include the beaches at Ghogha (22 km from Bhavnagar), the Alang shipyard (50 km from Bhavnagar) and the Gulf of Khambhat.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bhavnagar airport which is located 65 km away.
The closest major railway station is at Bhavnagar (34 km away from Dholera.)
There are daily bus services to Ankleshwar, Surat, Pali and Bharuch. Reliable bus operators include Jay Khodiyar and Shreenath Travels. Booking a bus ticket has never been easier as you can book through your mobile as well.