Bhayandar is a northern suburb of Mumbai city in the state of Maharashtra. There are numerous picnic places in Bhayandar. There are also a number of resorts and parks. Bhayandar is slated to become an industrial complex in the near future due to its proximity and good connectivity to Mumbai.
Places to Stay
There are few accommodation options for budget travellers such as Saffron Suites (Rs.1500), Pali Beach resort(Rs.1200),SA Residency (Rs.1200).
A week long annual fair known as Bandra Fair is held in September. Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is held in February. Major festivals of all religions are celebrated.
Marathi is the primary language spoken. However, English, Hindi and several other languages are understood.
Places to Visit
Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Chowpatty, Juhu beach and Jehangir Art Gallery are among the places of interest well within 35km among several others.
How to Get There
The ChhatrapatiShivaji Domestic and International Airport are the two main aviation hubs in Mumbai city 30km from Bhayandar. It is the second busiest airport of the country which connects passengers to all countries across the world.
ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus, Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus and Borivali station are the 6 major railway stations which connect passengers to cities, towns and villages across the country.
Mumbai is accessible to NH3, NH4, NH8, NH17 and NH22. There are several expressways and freeways which make road travel easy and convenient. There are more than 20-30 local operators along with MSTRC who operate smooth bus operations. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.
Earlier called Bulsar, Valsad is city in Gujarat. It is renowned for its mango and chickoo orchards. The most favourable time to visit the city is between June and July, a time after the monsoons.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of hotels in Valsad to choose from. These include The Country Club Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Gateway Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Adina Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600).
The official language of Valsad is Gujarati. Hindi is also spoken here.
Navratri (which usually occurs in the month of October) is celebrated with much fervour in Valsad, as in other parts of Gujarat.
Places of Interest
At about 5 kms away from Valsad city is Tithal Beach, which stretches alongside the Arabian sea. Tithal is a black sand beach, which is also well-known for its Sai Baba Temple and Swami Narayan Temple. The Shantidham Temple is also a popular religious destination.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Valsad is Vadodara which is about 3 hours away.
Valsad city has one of the main railways stations along the Mumbai-Vadodara route of the Western Railways. Valsad is well connected by rail to all major Indian cities.
Many buses from different regions of Gujarat ply regularly to Valsad. One can take a bus from Vadodara, Ahmedabad, and even, Mumbai or Hyderabad. Bus fare for the Ahemdabad-Valsad route is usually around Rs 350. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include ARC Travels, Hindusthan Travels and Joy Travels. For online bus booking, log on to Ticketgoose.com and get your tickets.