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.
Vallabhipur, also known as Vallabhi, is in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district. Located about 187 km away from its capital city, this is an ancient town steeped in history. It was once a popular centre of the Jains. There are several ruins in the town worth a visit.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Vallabhipur, but Bhavnagar about 45 km away has a number of options for tourists like White Rose Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 800), Blue Diamond Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 900) and Rangoli Park Hotel and Resort (Tariff –Rs.1,000).
Gujarati is the official language of Vallabhipur. Hindi and English are also spoken in the town.
Holi in March-April, Janmashtami in July-August, Buddha Purnima in September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are the most important festivals of this town.
Places of Interest
Vallabhipur has several places of interests for tourists, including Khodiyar Mandir, Bhavnagar (34 km), Victoria Park (35 km), Pillgarden (36 km) and Gaurishankar Lake (38 km).
How to Get There
Bhavnagar airport about 45 km from here is the closest to the town.
Dhola Junction, which is 20 km away, is the nearest from here. However, the major rail head is in Rajkot, which is 146 km away.
There are buses from Surat, Baruch and Kosamba. Jay Khodiyar Travels, Raj Travels and Laxmi Travels are some of the top operators catering to passengers on this route. Bus ticket booking discount coupons from travel portals can help you save money when you are travelling.