Navsari district is located in the coastal lowland along Purna river in the southeastern part of Gujarat state. The area includes five talukas of which Gandevi and Chikhli are major ones.
Navsari is known for its floriculture activities, sugar business, and mango trees. The key sectors of the district are agro and food processing, textiles, drugs & pharmaceuticals, minerals and marine related industries.
Mr. Jamshedji Tata, the pioneer of the Indian steel industry and the founder of the Tata group, was born here. And, his house is still well preserved and attraction sight for many. Below mentioned are the few famous places that are must visit in Navsari.
Adjacent to the village of Dandi, beach got famous during 1930 when the historic Salt March undertook by Mahatma Gandhi and his followers, which earnestly began the Satyagraha movement. Eventually, this incident led to freedom from British rule.
Kilad Nature Education Campsite
An education center in the southeast part of Ambika River. It is situated at the Dang Forest Division on the way to the Waghai Botanical Garden. It offers a unique and exciting opportunity for visitors to stay in the forest and experience best of it. With the facility of an evening campfire, a wholesome tour of the woods, leopard tracks, bird watching, and other attractions, a guided tour is provided here. There is a fantastic 3-story tree house made of bamboo, where entry is free.
Dargah of Syed Saadat
This holy place was constructed in the name of Hazrat Syed Noor Muhammad (RA), who came to India from Iran. During that time King Siddhraj Jaysingh was under power. Hazrat is well known as “Saiyadus-sadat” as well as “Satgor-Noor-Muhammad.” Sayyid (Saiyed) Noordin Noor Muhammad, Pir Satgur Noor (light of the true master). It is stated in ‘Tawarikh-e-Pir’ that Sayyid Noor Muhammad (Satgur Noor), rested at Navsari.
Waghai Botanical Gardens
A Bio-Diversity Conservation Center and a garden that has a broad range of native and exotic plant samples from which one can learn to identify plants, their use in food and medicine, and how much we depend on them. There is a nature education string that leads you to and from Vansda Park. The garden is open from 8:00 am- 6:00 pm and free entry for visitors.
Vansda National Park
The forests of Vansda are dense and scenic, with the trees reaching a height of 120ft. And mm rainfall over 2,000 parts of the Park have a moist deciduous forest. Adding diversity to the habitats, dry deciduous forest occurring in other areas has ‘manvel’ bamboo. The variety of plants (over 450 species) keeps one’s eyes searching for more.
Small creatures with the incredible diversity are the real treasures here. Out of these, over 60 species of butterflies and 121 species of spiders. For the bird-watchers, there are 115 species of birds and variety of animals to admire at the site.
Udvada Atash Behram Fire Temple
A fire temple in Zoroastrianism is the worship place for Zoroastrians. Although Zoroastrians revere fire in any form, the fire temple is not literally for the reverence of fire. There are many eternally burning Zoroastrian fires today, except the ‘Fire of Warharan,’ but none of them are more than 250 years old.
Padamdungari Eco Campsite
Padamdungari campsite is located at about 30 km from Vyara town, and 8 km from Unai village in Dahod. When you visit Padamdungari, treks, trails, winding up and down the hillocks, sunset view, observation towers, relaxing woodlands, and medicinal groves are preferred attractions. The beautiful site has dense, multi-storied forests, genetic diversity, undulating, and enriched landscapes. The fauna consists of wild cats, lesser canines, herbivores, birds, reptiles, and aquatic animals.
The campsite consists of Tourist huts, a Reception cum interpretation center, and other facilities like nature rides, road trips, and capacity buildings for local people. Also, activities like tubing, rafting, floating, etc. on river Ambika are planned here.