Situated on the banks of the river Purna, Navsari is at a distance of 30 km on the south of Surat and presently an important business centre. Navsari is famous as a Parsi settlement that took place in the year 1142 AD. The fire temple or the Atash Behram and other smaller agiaris, the Parsvanath Jain temple, the famous Sayed Saadat ki Dargah are some of the places to visit in Navsari.
Mr Jamshedji Tata, the founder of the Tata group of industries and the pioneer of Indian steel industry was also from Navsari. His house is a well preserved memorial today.