One Day Trip from Navsari
It is often said that ‘Time is Money.’ But if used wisely, time can not only be used to earn money, but to enjoy certain pleasures of life as well. One such pleasure of life is that of a holiday. There are certain things which cannot be completed in a single day. However, those who are under the impression that a holiday or a picnic is among them, think again. One full day is good enough to have a fulfilling holiday and return home with a feeling of satisfaction and that of proper utilization of your time.
If you are in Navsari and you have had the day off, and if you are wondering to spend your time lazing around the house or waste your day in catching forty winks, then pull up your socks’ as these destinations around Navsari are well worthy of a visit by you and they can also be covered on a single day. Here are some of them;
Dandi Beach18 kilometers from the main city of Navsari is this historically popular beach called Dandi. A part of the Jalalpore area in Navsari district, it shot into worldwide prominence in 1930 when Mahatma Gandhi selected it to be the place for the Salt Satyagraha. He marched from Ahmedabad to Dandi with some of his followers to protest against the imposition of a tax on salt. Thousands of people participated. This turns out to be an ideal place to spend an evening in the middle of peace and tranquility. There are plans to develop it as a tourist hub by the Government of India.
Andheshwar Mahadev Temple35 kilometers from Dandi is the Andheshwar Mahadev Temple which is located in the town of Amalsad. It is an immensely popular temple among the people of South Gujarat. It is spread over a large area and also has a special section dedicated to the 12 Jyotirlingas across the country. The main temple area is full of people during the evenings for the ‘Aarti.’ It also has a parking lot, Dharamshala for people to stay as well as a garden for the children to play. The location of the place is extremely ideal as it is well connected to road as well as rail.
Somnath Mahadev TempleLocated 5 kilometers from Amalsad and the next stop of the journey is the largest Mahadev Temple of South Gujarat which is the Somnath Mahadev Temple. It is one of the ‘Swyambhu Lingas’ of Lord Shiva. The peak of the temple that is the 108 feets can be seen from the Arabian Sea. It organizes a month log Shravan Mela in the temple complex which draws footfalls close to 30 lakh annually. The temple complex also has a guest house for the visitors to be accommodated.
Waghai65 kilometers from Billimora and close to the famous hill station of Sapurtara is the town of Waghai. It is connected to the main town of Billimora through a narrow railway gauge. There are many places to visit in Waghai which include the picturesque Gira Falls, the Botanical Garden, the Unnai Mata Temple and Hot Water Springs, the Vanil Udyog and the Vansda National Park which is a famous wildlife tourist destination.
These are some of the places that can be visited from Navsari within a single day. A sample itinerary that can be followed here is:
9 AM – Journey commences from Navsari
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM: At the Andheshwar Mahadev Temple
11 AM to 12 Noon: At the Somnath Mahadev Temple (Billimora)
2 PM to 5 PM: Visit to Waghai and exploring the places there
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM: Visit to Dandi Beach
8:30 PM: Return to Navsari.
If a Stitch in time saves nine, then certainly, a trip in time saves a waste of a day!
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