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.
Umrala is a city in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat. About 38 km from Bhavnagar, it is surrounded by Lathi, Sihor, Bhavnagar, and Palitana. Umrala is considered a famous city as it comes under the Princely district of Bhavnagar. There were many rulers who ruled and reformed the city and made it flourish.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Bhavnagar which is 37 km from Umrala. The hotels are Mausam Hotel on S.T. Road (Tariff – Rs. 624) and Hotel Sankalp located 5 km from Bhavnagar Airport and Bhavnagar Bus Stand (Tariff – Rs.1,000).
The official language in Umrala is Gujarati. The other languages spoken are Hindi and English.
The Important Festivals held in Umrala are Kite Festival in January, Shivratri in February-March, Holi in March, and Diwali in the month of October-November.
Places of Interest
Several places of tourist attraction in Umrala is in Bhavnagar, which is 37 km from the city. Victoria Park is 8 km from Bhavnagar; Nilambag Palace is located 3 km from Bhavnagar, and Gandhi Smriti located within 950 km in Bhavnagar district.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Umrala is 45 km in Bhavnagar.
Dhola railway station is the nearest station situated 7 km from Umrala.
Umrala is well connected by road and links many surrounding cities. There are private bus buses which travel on this route. One such private bus operator is Jay Khodiyar Bus Service. Book your tickets online through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com