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 village in Satara district in Maharashtra, Vele is surrounded by the Sahyadri Mountains. If you are looking for some quiet time amidst nature, then it is a good retreat from the bustling city life. Its proximity to some hill stations like Panchgani (12 km) and Mahabaleshwar (22 km) makes it even more alluring.
Places to Stay
Homestays are the only options when it comes to accommodation in this village. Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar have a number of reasonably good hotels like Tera Camp Resort, Panchgani (Tariff –Rs.800), MTDC Holiday Resort, Mahabaleshwar (Tariff –Rs.1,000) and Sapna Hotel, Mahabaleshwar (Tariff –Rs.1,000).
Marathi is the official language of Vele.
Mahashivaratri in February, Holi in March-April, Ganesh Chaturthi in September and Diwali in October-November are some of the major festivals celebrated in Vele.
Places of Interest
The village itself might not have much to offer in terms of tourist attractions, but it has several places of interests nearby like Panchgani (12 km), Wai (19km), Mahabaleshwar (22 km) and Satara (29 km).
How to Get There
If one has to travel by air, Lohegaon airport (95 km) in Pune is the closest.
Vele has no railway station, but Satara junction is about 27 km from here. The major rail head connecting this village is Pune at 89 km.
Buses are available from Satara, Panchgani, Wai, Navsari and Mahabaleshwar. Dutta Krupa Travels is one of the top operators that travel on this route. If you don’t have the time to go to a counter, book bus tickets online with just the click of a mouse.