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.
A town and the headquarters of Siddapura taluk in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, Siddapur is nestled among the Western Ghats. Agriculture and chiefly areca nut cultivation is the primary occupation of the people in this town. Numerous performance of the classical dance drama Yakshagana is held in this town as it is very popular here.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Siddapura. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Gangotri that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
All annual festivals like Sankranthi,Ugadi, Diwali, Dussehra, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here. The Basaveshwar Jatra (Feb) and Shanishwar Jatra held in March are popular across the region
Kannada is the Local Language
Places to Visit
Kondli Sri Marikamba Temple and Hanuman Temple Bedkani (5kms), Bedkani jamia masjid (.5km) and Holy Rosary Catholic Church (1km) are well-known places of worship in Siddapur.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hubli
The nearest Railway Station is at Talaguppa
Siddapur has regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like VRL Travels, SRS Travels and Sea Bird Travels that run regular buses to and from the town. Online bus ticket reservation is an easy and convenient way to get your tickets.