Valsad, also known as Bulsar, is a district of the Indian state of Gujarat. The name ‘Valsad’ derives from vad-saal, a Gujarati language compound meaning “hampered (saal) by banyan trees (vad)” (the area was naturally rich in banyan trees). Morarji Desai, the former Prime Minister of India and famous Marathi playwright Ram Ganesh Gadkari were from Valsad.
The Alphonso mango (known locally as Haafus), for which the city and environs was once famous, is still important to the local economy. Villages in the Valsad district have numerous mango orchards, the source of income for many villagers. Places to visit are Wilson Hills, Tithal Beach etc.
Once a princely state with diplomatic relations with various parties that kept the area relatively peaceful, this town on the banks of Swargavahini river at the foothills of the Sahyadri mountain range has a quaint colonial air and a pleasant climate throughout the year. You can visit, among other sites, the Japanese Gardens and the Lady Wilson Museum. From Vansda, you must go to Chikli, and from there to Dharampur.
Nargol is a charming coastal village in Valsad District, situated near the Maharashtra border, Gujarat. This village has beach name as Nargol Beach. Near the beach is an Agiary (or fire temple, which is the place of worship for parsis) often visited by the Parsis who often come to this village from Mumbai and other nearby places to visit the places of worship, like Udwada which is renowned for Iranshah Atash Bahram, the oldest and most famous of the Parsi fire temples.
Sanjan is a small town in the Valsad District. It is situated just inside the Gujarat-Maharashtra border. Sanjan was one of the primary Parsi settlements in India. It is believed to have been found by Zoroastrian refugees, whose descendants are today known as the Parsis, who sought asylum in Gujarat after they were compelled to flee Iran. Sanjan Memorial Column was built in this town in 1917 to memorize the landing of the Parsis (Zoroastrians) in India. It is one of the holy places of Parsis.
Since February 2002, excavation work is in full swing in Sanjan. Among the ancient relics unearthed were human skeletons, coins, shards of pottery, beads and glasses. The site has also yielded the first definitive proof of Parsi (Zoroastrian) occupation at Sanjan in the form of a dokhma or Tower of Silence (a uniquely Zoroastrian mortuary structure). The excavations and explorations have also yielded interesting art historical data in the form of Hindu (probably Silahara Period) sculptural and structural remains.
Shri Sai Baba Temple
Shri Sai Baba Temple is located 1.5 km south of the Tithal beach, overlooking the Arabian Sea. The temple has restrooms for visitors along with necessary items for performing pujas and rituals.
Tithal beach is one of the most attractive beaches in Gujarat, India that you will find during your tour of this fascinating state. The beach is within easy accessibility at a distance of 4 kms from bus station. The Tithal Beach is flat and sandy and not rocky like some of the other Gujarat beaches. It is a delight for all the sea lovers as they can take cool dips here.
Tithal Beach in Gujarat offers a wealth of tourist attractions, besides its awesome scenic beauty. Here, you will find a temple that is dedicated to Sai Baba of Shirdi. There is another temple in the region that is devoted to Swaminarayan. A large number of devotees flock to the Tithal Beach for offering their prayers at these temples. Tithal is situated in the city of Valsad. You will notice that the sands of the beach are black in color instead of the usual white or golden.
Wilson Hills is a Hill Station in Valsad district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is a hill station in Dharampur Tahsil and is also the smallest hill station in India. It is located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 750 m (2,500 feet) above sea level.
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