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.
Kolhar, a small village in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, is surrounded by lakes where one can go for walks in the evenings and enjoy the scenic beauty. This village is on a rugged terrain. Agriculture is what supplements the income of the people here. Some of the nearby cities where you can visit are Pathardi, Ahmednagar, Shrirampur and Rahuri.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Kolhar. Ahmednagar, which is 28 km away from Kolhar, provides good budget hotels for travellers. Two such hotels include Hotel Sanket (Tariff – Rs.846) and Hotel Natraj (Tariff – Rs.786).
The official language spoken in Kolhar is Marathi. People also speak in Hindi.
The most celebrated festivals in Kolhar are Makar Sankranti in January, Holi in March, Jiviti Puja in July-August, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Kojagiri Poornima in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are no places of interest in Kolhar. There are a few places of interest in the areas nearby. Kapurwadi Lake (25 km), Pimpalgaon Lake (21 km), Kektai Jungle (28 km) and Kanifnath Samadhi Mandir (29 km) are some places of interest that you can visit.
How to Get There
Aurangabad Airport is the closest airport, being 108 km away from Kolhar.
There is no railway station in Kolhar. The nearest railway station is the Vilad Railway Station, which is about 31 km away from Kolhar.
The bus station at Kolhar connects the village to nearby cities and towns. Private bus operators such as RR Travels and Paulo Travels run bus daily from Surat, Nadiad and Navsari to Kolhar. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.