A city and a municipality in Valsad district in the southern part of Gujarat, Vapi, is situated on the banks of the Damanganga River. the largest city in the Valsad district, Vapi is now a very important industrial town and is known to be the largest industrial area in Asia in terms of small-scale industries. The numerous chemical industry plants in the city had once even earned it the rank of being one of the most polluted places in the world. National Highway 8 passes through Vapi and the city is the gateway to Daman and Silvassa.
Places to Stay
There are many places in Vapi offer affordable accommodation. Places like Hotel Green View, Hotel Royal Garden and Hotel Royale Inn offer lodging facilities that start at Rs.750.
All the annual religious holidays like Dussehra, Diwali and Holi are celebrated here.
Gujrathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Arabian Sea, at the delta of the Damangana and Daman and Silvassa are located within 7kms of Vapi city centre.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Daman Airport (9.5kms) and the nearest major airport is the Surat Airport (84.4kms)
Vapi has its own railway station.
The Vapi bus stand connects the city to the neighbouring towns. There are great bus operators like Datta Krupa Travels, Neeta travels, Anukool Travels, Shree Balaji Travels, Shree Chaudhari Travels, Shree Arbuda travels and Shree Balaji Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.
Located just 17 km from the Anand district in the state of Gujarat, Borsad is a simple city with a rustic air about it. Borsad is considered to be historically important as one of the places Gandhi passed through during his Dandi March. It is also the place where Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel started a unified movement against the high taxes imposed by the government by bringing together different castes and religions.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Borsad such as Dream Residency (Tariff –Rs. 1000 and above) and Hotel New Anmol (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above.)
The official language spoken in Borsad is Gujarati, however, Hindi and Urdu are also spoken here.
People of all religions come together to celebrate Diwali and Eid in Borsad. These festivals are greatly enjoyed by the people of Borsad. The birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is also a big event in Borsad and celebrated with much excitement.
Places of Interest
Not very far from this quaint little city is a big house standing three stories high that has a big statue of Krishna constructed on top of it. There are also many old temples around Borsad that are steeped in history.
How To Get There
The nearest airport to Borsad is Ahmedabad. The airport is located 78 kms away from the town.
The nearest railway station to Borsad is Anand (10 km) on the Western Railway Line.
Rajdhani Travels is said to provide the best route to Borsad from Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Bus ticket booking offer can help you save money when you go on your vacations