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.
Bhalgam is a village located in the Western Indian state of Gujarat. It is part of Junagadh district located 49 km away from district headquarters.
Places to Stay
Junagadh is the nearest large town with good budget options available. Some of them are The Lotus Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Harmony (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Indralok (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Krishna (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Bhalgam is Gujarati.
Shivratri Mela is organised every March at the foot of Mount Girnar which is located at 54 km away from Bhalgam.
Places of Interest
Junagadh is the nearest tourist city. Sakkarbaug Zoo, established in 1863, and Durbar Hall Museum are both must-visits. The Ashokan edicts found at the foot of Mount Girnar are also ancient relics that are worth seeing. The Uperkot Fort which was originally built in 319 BC and Damodar Kund, built in 500 AD, should be on a tourist’s itinerary.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Bhalgam is the Diu airport, located 90 km away.
Rajkot Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station 108 km away. This station connects Bhalgam to major cities in the state and across the region like Ahmedabad, Porbander, Delhi and Mumbai.
Mahasagar Travels, Patel Tours and Travels, Sadguru Travels and Pavan Travels provide reliable services to Bhalgam via Junagadh bus station. Several discounts on bus tickets are available online which you can avail of while booking your tickets.