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.
Gadhada is a small city in the district of Bhavnagar, Gujarat state. It falls under the jurisdiction of Bhavnagar. It is also known by the name of Gadhpur.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels available in Bhavnagar area. Some of them are Hotel White Rose (Tariff – Rs.717), Hotel Apollo (Tariff – Rs. 800) and Hotel Blue Hill (Tariff – Rs.1200).
Gujarati is the official language of Gadhada. Hindi is also spoken here.
Since it’s a Gujarati city, this place is active with Gujarati cultural activities. Ramnavmi is celebrated grandly at Shri Gopinathji Dev Mandir. Cultural events of the Swami Narayan sect also keep happening at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir–Gadhada.
Places of Interest
The Swaminarayan Temple in Gadhada is one of the important places of tourist interest especially for followers of the Swaminarayan sect. It is believed that Lord Swaminarayan spent more than 27 years of his life in Gadhada and this temple was one of the nine temples he founded.
How to Get There
The nearest accessible airport from Gadhada is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport located in Ahmedabad.
The nearest railway station is at Ahmedabad. One can stop at Ningala at Ahmedabad Bhavnagar track and from there one can reach Gadhada via bus or taxi.
Gadhada can be easily reached via road. Anukool Travels operates through this route. It is easy to get a discount on bus booking by logging on to several online bus booking websites.