Pardi is a small town in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Surat at a distance of 93 km north. The Arabian Sea coast is extremely nearby at a distance of 6 km west. Those with a strong desire to explore the traditional coastal Gujarati rural life can visit this place.
Places to Stay
As the town lacks proper accommodations for tourist and visitors, one will have to venture into Surat in search of good hotels. Being an important city in a strategically important state, Surat does not run out of lodging options. Some of the good hotels which are worth a try are Alfa Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Citizen Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Yadgar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Sarita Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
As the place lacks tourist destinations, the best places of interest are in Surat, among which are Chintamani Jain Temple, Sardar Patel Museum, Dumas Beach (21 km away from the main city), Dutch Cemetery, Suvali Beach (28 km away from the city), Blues Adventures (a recreational park-cum-centre designed to offer citizens water sports) and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Surat Airport in Surat city at a distance of 100 km.
The Valsad Railway Station is the closest major railway station at a distance of 12 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply in the region. Shree Hari travels is one of the private operators in the region. Buses to the village can be found in Surat and Valsad. Book a bus ticket in advance and travel without any hassle to any destination in India.
Khargar is a part of Navi Mumbai. Developed and maintained by CIDCO, it is located on the Sion Panvel Highway. The area has witnessed rapid development and many residential and commercial construction projects are under way. Itis bound by two major highways and the picturesque Kharghar Hills. Kharghar is a nature lovers' delight, it has plenty of open space, greenery, a massive fountain and the waterfall at Pandavkada.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options such as Hotel Sarveshwar (Rs.1200), Parth Hotel (Rs.1000), Sea Shore Hotel (Rs.900) and Guest Point Hotel (Rs. 800) for visitors.
A week long annual fair known as Bandra Fair is held in September, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is held in February and Ganesh Chaturthi is held in the month of September among celebrations of other major festivals of all religions.
Marathi is the primary language spoken. However, English, Hindi and several other languages are understood.
Places to Visit
Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Chowpatty, Juhu beach and Jehangir Art Gallery are among the places of interest well within 30-50km among several others.
How to Get There
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