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.
Mandva is a seaside village in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is about 100 km from Mumbai. Mandva was popularised by the iconic Bollywood film Agneepath. Mandva has a clean and beautiful beach which is relatively quiet and peaceful. The closest town is Alibag (20 km from Mandva). The Mandva village is filled with coconut palm groves.
Places to Stay
Mandva does not have many options for tourists to stay; however, the Shaant Beach Resort (tariff – Rs. 3000) in Alibag is a good option.
The official language of Mandva is Marathi.
One of the most popular festivals in this village is Krishna Janmashtami which is celebrated either in August or in September each year.
Places of Interest
There are several places that are popular with tourists in Mandva. These include the Mandva and Kihim beachs, local authorities have provided tents on the Kihim beach for travellers to rest in. Another tourist destination is the Kulaba Fort near Alibag, within which is a Siddhi Vinayak temple.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Mandva is 136 km away at Mumbai.
Mandva is not connected by train. The nearest station is Panvel in Navi Mumbai (85 km from Mandva.)
There are daily bus services that ply from Mumbai to Alibag. For online bus booking, log on to Ticketgoose.com and get your tickets.