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Tourist Places around Navsari

If you were under the impression that most of the tourist destinations in Gujarat are located in the northern and central part of the state, think again. The southern part of the state, especially places around the city of Navsari are some of the must visit places.

Tourist Places around Navsari

These places are an ideal mix of religious, tourism, as well as places for fun. Here are some of them:

Dandi Beach near Navsari

18 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.

Waghai near Navsari

Just 75 kilometers from Navsari 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.

Saputara near Navsari

You may be surprised when you would realize that Gujarat has a hill station as well and that too which is extremely popular, you may beg to differ. To answer your question, you need to visit Sapurtara, visiting which you may not want to believe that you are in Gujarat. 124 kilometers from Navsari, Sapurtara means the abode of serpents. An image of the snake on the banks of the river Sarpganga is worshipped by the villagers on the day of Holi. There are many places to visit within Sapurtara as well. Some of them include the sunrise point, sunset point, boating and others.

Andheshwar Mahadev Temple near Navsari

17 kilometers from Navsari 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.

Padamdungari Campsite near Navsari

Padamdungari is a campsite located at about 30 km from Vyara town, and 91 kilometers from Navsari. It is situated amongst the Sahyadri ranges, by the river Ambica. Treks, trails, winding up and down the hillocks, sunset activity, observation towers, relaxing woodlands, and medicinal groves are proposed attractions when you visit Padamdungari. The scenic site has deep, dense, multi-storied forests, genetic diversity, rocky, undulating, & enriched landscapes. The fauna consists of big cats, lesser canines, herbivores, birds, reptiles, aquatic animals.

Kilad Eco Campsite near Navsari

Kilad Eco Campsite is in the south east part of the park along the Ambika River. It is located at the Dang Forest Division on the way to the Waghai Botanical Garden. It offers visitors a unique and exciting opportunity to stay in the forest.  In the morning you can hire a guide by paying him Rs. 50 to take you through the forest and tell you the names of trees and their uses, show you leopard tracks, how to recognize birds by their song, and other such secrets.  Entry to the center is free. Visitors must get permission a few days in advance from the Range Forest Officer on 0230 – 230057. It is located 70 kilometers from Navsari.

Somnath Mahadev Temple near Navsari

Located 22 kilometers from Navsari 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.

These were some of the places around Navsari that can be visited. The ideal blend of culture, adventure and spirituality would surely make your trip a memorable one!

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