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.
Kishangarh is a small city in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan in India. It was founded by a Rathore Prince called Kishan Singh. The Kishangarh style of painting originated from here. One very famous painting of this style is that of the courtesan Bani Thani. Kishangarh has also been called the marble city of India and been declared to be the only place with a temple of nine planets in the world.
Places to Stay
Phool Mahal Palace, Kishangarh House, Roopangarh Fort and the Royal Heritage Hotel are some places that one can stay at Kishangarh.
Kishangarhi, Hindi and Rajasthani are the languages that are spoken in Kishangarh.
The Gangaur Festival is widely celebrated in Kishangarh every year in the months of July and August.
Places of Interest
Barefoot College is in Tilonia (25 km away from Kishangarh) which is a small village that is one of Kishangarh’s neighbours. Barefoot College is an NGO that was started by a social worker Bunker Roy. The NGO has helped the village greatly both socially and economically. The Khoda Ganesh ji Temple (15 km away from Kishangarh) was built by the royal family of Kishangar and is generally visited by the newlywed couples who seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha. The Gondulav lake in Kishangarh is one of Rajasthan’s most popular lakes and is often frequented by tourists.
How to Get There
There are two airports near the city of Kishangarh. Jaipur airport is 135 km away from Kishangarh and the other airport is at Jodhpur which has flights to all the important cities in India.
The closest railway station to Kishangarh is the Ajmer railway station. It is only 27km away from Kishangarh and is well-connected to all the big cities of the country.
The most frequently used and the cheapest mode of travel to Kishangarh are buses. These services are offered by operators such as Shree Rishabh Travels and are available throughout the year for travel to Kishangarh. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.