I had been to Navsari by road in the month of October 2016. Navasari is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Gujarat. The must-visit attractions around Navsari include the Dandi Beach, Somnath Mahadev Temple and the Vansda National Park. The iconic Dandi Beach is located at a distance of 18 kilometers from Navsari town. This is the place in 1930 when Mahatma Gandhi undertook a salt satyagraha from Ahmedabad to Dandi to protest against the decision of the British Government to impose salt tax. This is the ideal picnic spot for people who desire peace and tranquility. The Somnath Mahadev Temple is located around 22 kilometers from Navsari town and is the largest Mahadev Temple in Gujarat. It has a Shambu Linga of Lord Shiva. The Temple has a peak standing 108 feet tall which can be viewed from the Arabian Sea. Visitors can get lodging in the guest house located in the temple complex. There is a month-long shravan mela organised in the temple complex which draws tourists numbering 30 lakh annually.
South Gujarat has lots of tourist attractions. Valsad & Navsari is one of them. It is perfect for week end tour or picnic. Dandi beach & garden are famous for fun lovers. Food stalls & kids rides are perfect for family tourist. Follower of Gandhiji may be hypnotized here. They can feel Gandhiji's presence here. Well maintained & one of the best historical places.
Navsari lies to the south of Surat in Gujarat and is also said to be Surat’s twin city. Located near the Purna River, the city lies at a height of 9 metres above sea level. According to historic records, the Parsis were the first settlers in the city. They gave the city its original name, Navu Sari.
Sari is a city in erstwhile Persia and Navu Sari literally translates to ‘New Sari’. During the British rule, its name got contorted to its present name. The city is known for its two lakes, namely Dudhiya Talav and the Sharbatiya Talav.
Like the rest of the state of Gujarat, Navsari too experiences extreme climate. The maximum temperature in the region hovers around 40° Celsius during summers while the minimum temperature during the winters can reach around 10° Celsius.
Navsari is also the birth place of Jamsetji Tata and Dadabhai Navroji. Jamsetji Tata is known as the “father of the Indian industry”, while Dadabhai Navroji was an important figure in India’s struggle for independence.
The Atash Behram, situated close to the Tarota Bazar in Navsari and one of the seven Atash Behrams in the world, is visited by numerous Parsi Zoroastrians.
Other places of tourist interest in Navsari include the Ashapuri Temple, the J.N. Tata Memorial Hall, the temple of Ravariya Bapa and the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. The coastline close to the city holds an important place in the modern history of India. The Dandi March, the first major revolt against the British rule, took place in the village of Dandi which is situated in the coastline.
Navsari has a railway station, which lies in one of the busiest railway corridors of India, the Mumbai-Delhi corridor. The nearest airport to the place is at Surat, which is located 30 km away. It is also well connected by roads via NH-8 highway which runs through the place.