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Valsad - Of Beaches, Forts, Temples And What Not


Valsad is a coastal district and it derived its name from vad-saal that means hampered by banyan trees (vad). This area was full of banyan trees. Valsad is the first place where the Parsis entered before they found the Sanjan Port. Valsad is surrounded by the Arabian Sea, Navsari and Dang districts and the state of Maharashtra.

Tourist Places In And Around Valsad

Tithal Beach, Swaminarayan Temple, Sai Baba Temple, Shantidham Temple, Parnera Fort and Tadkeshwar Mahadev Mandir are some important tourist spots of Valsad. The Tadkeshwar Temple is so named as it has no roof and the sunlight constantly touches the Shivlinga.

The temple is also famous for different kinds of Shivlingas. The Parnera Fort was made by Chatrapati Shivaji. The Parnera Hill is also famous as a fair is organised every October on this hill. Tithal Beach is famous for black sand. There is a historic prison in the police headquarters of Valsad.

Valsad is also famous for Alphonso mango locally known as haafus.

How To Reach Valsad

Valsad has connectivity with important cities, like Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kanpur, through train. Inside Valsad, buses and autorickshaws are available to reach all these tourist destinations.

Valsad Weather

Weather condition in Valsad remains pleasant almost all through the year.

Valsad Weather

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How to Reach Valsad

  • By Road
    Various state transport buses ply to Valsad from the major cities of Gujarat. Bus from Mumbai, Pune, Vadodara, Hyderabad, Nashi and Shirdi ply to Vadodara. Several private luxury buses also travel to Valsad from different cities.
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  • By Train
    Valsad is well connected by rail to the major cities of Gujarat as well as India. It has a rail terminus for the Mumbai-Delhi line and the Mumbai-Ahmedabad line of the western railway. The Valsad station is on the Mumbai-Vadodara mainline.
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  • By Air
    The Vadodara airport is the nearest one to Valsad.
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