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.
Faizpur is a small city in Maharashtra, located 455 km away from Mumbai. The city is located in Jalgaon district. Ajanta Caves, Bheemkund and Unapdev are sites of historical significance close by. “KhojGandhijiki” at Gandhi Teerth, an art museum lures Gandhi scholars and tourists alike because of its unique audio visual experience. Also known as ‘Banana city’, Jalgaon boasts of many banana plantations.
Places to Stay
Faizpur is a small city and hence does not have many hotels nearby. Hotel Kewal Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1529) and Amar Prem Hotel (Tariff – Rs.622) in Jalgaon are the budget hotel options available.
The most commonly spoken language of Faizpur is Marathi.
Faizpur celebrates Ashwin Poornima on the full moon day in October marking the end of monsoon season. Gudi Padva (November) and a cultural fest called Ellora Festival on the backdrop of Ellora caves (December) are also famous.
Places of Interest
The main tourist spots around Faizpur are Gandhi Teerth (40 km from Faizpur), Ajanta Caves (57 km from Jalgaon) and Unapdev Hot Water Spring (40 km from Jalgaon).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Faizpur is Khandwa Airport (91km away from Faizpur). Aurangabad Airport is another option (150 km away from Faizpur).
Train services from major cities to Faizpur station are limited. The regular stops for trains are at Savda station (4 km away from Faizpur) and Bhusawal station (25 km from Jalgaon).
The most frequent private bus service to Faizpur is from Pune. Some options are Shri Sairam Travels and Uncle Swagat Travels. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.