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.
A small hamlet in Junagadh district of Gujarat, Vekariya is about 325 km from its capital city, Gandhinagar. Being a small village, there is nothing much to see here. But if you want a quiet vacation far from the bustling city, then Vekariya is the place for you. The best months to visit this place are between November and February when the temperature is pleasant.
Places to Stay
Vekariya has very little option when it comes to accommodation, except for a few homestays. Junagadh, which is about 58 km from here, has a number of options like Hotel Somnath (Tariff –Rs.675), Hotel Harmony (Tariff –Rs.831) and Hotel Platinum (Tariff –Rs.990).
The official language of Vekariya is Gujarati.
Holi in March-April, Janmashtami in July-August, Buddha Purnima in September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are the most important festivals of Vekariya.
Places of Interest
There are several places to visit in and around Vekariya, some of them include Dhari (14 km), Visavadar (19 km) and Bagasara (22 km).
How to Get There
Diu Airport, located about 75 km away, is the closest to the village.
The major rail head that connects this village to other cities is the Rajkot railway station, which is 134 km away.
Buses are available from Surat, Kamraj and Kosamba. Jay Khodiyar Travels is one of the top operators on this route. Opt for a Volvo bus booking through Ticketgoose.com and have a comfortable journey.