Also referred to as the "Paris of India", Bardoli is a popular city in the state of Gujarat. This is one of the primary satellite towns and an important commercial hub of the state. It has a population of about 6.75 lakh people and the Bardoli Sugar Factory is the largest sugar factory in Asia presently.
Places to Stay
There are a number of accommodation options for visitors such as Hotel Sahyog, Hotel Amiras and Hotel Royal Regency.
Diwali, Holi and Ganesh Chaturthi are the major events across the year.
Gujarati is the local language spoken in Bardoli. Hindi and English are commonly spoken.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit near Bardoli are Surat Fort and Dumas Beach. All these places located about 30km away.
How to Get There
Surat Airport has air direct connectivity with Delhi & Mumbai and is located 35km away. Other centres can be reached via Delhi or Mumbai.
Surat railway station located 35km away provides connectivity to Amravati, Raipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Bhopal and many other centres.
Due to its proximity to Surat, Bardoli is well connected by road. Buses to Akola, Shirdi, Malegaon, and Yeola are available from Bardoli. Various bus ticket online booking sites make it convenient for travellers to book their tickets with ease.
Navapur is a municipality in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra. It is the last town in Maharashtra, and shares its borders with Gujarat. Situated 100 km from Dhule as well as Surat, Navapur thrives well on agro based industries such as tuvar daal mills, sugar factories, poultry farming and animal husbandry. As per census 2001, the total population of Navapur is 29,979. The community mix of Navapur comprises of Gujarati, Maharashtrians, and Marwaris.
Places to Stay
Being a small city, Navapur does not have many hotels. Local home stays are available. However, 2 Star hotels are available in nearby Navapur such as Hotel Akash (Tariff – Rs. 800).
The official language of Navapur is Marathi. The alternate languages spoken here are English and Hindi.
Some of the annual festivals celebrated in Navapur are Ganesh Chaturthi in September, Dussehra in October, and Deepavali in November.
Places of Interest
Navapur is popular for Shabri Mata’s Mandir located in the Subir village which is 35 km away from Navapur. Other tourist venues are Girmal Falls and Ukai Dam.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Navapur is in Surat.
The railway station at Navapur lies on the Surat-Bhusaval broad gauge line. Sawantwadi is the nearest major railway station 16.6 km away.
Road transport is a vital source of connectivity in Navapur. There are frequent bus services plying from Navapur to Ahmedabad, Akola, Amravati, Dhulia, Jalgaon, Nagpur, Pune, and Vadodara. Uchchhal bus stand is a prominent bus stand from where buses are available. Few bus operators that run good frequency buses to Navapur are Disha Tours & Travels, Gurukrupa Travels, and Shreenath Travellers. Booking bus tickets is very easy these days through various bus booking websites like Ticketgoose.com.