Navsari: What to See And do in This Ancient Town in Gujarat

From Dandi Beach to Ajmalgadh, this is what you must see in Navsari.

 When we think of Gujarat, Navsari is perhaps one of the places to never cross the mind. That’s because it’s an extremely offbeat place in general; yet has a lot to offer to the intrepid traveller. Located to the south of Gujarat, this ancient town has had many names such as Nag Vardhana and Nag Sarika, before it came to be known as Navsari. These are some of the must-visit places in this town:Ajmalgadh

Ajmalgadh is a weekend getaway situated in the Sahyadri Hills near Vansda town of Navsari district. Legend goes that, it served as a shelter to Zoroastrians or the Parsi community, when they wandered in the dense forests of Ajmalgadh to protect their sacred fire cauldron. The cave which was used to protect the holy fire, however, has been closed by the local administration. A pillar has been erected on the hill-top describing the story.

The Meherjirana Library

This is one of the oldest libraries in the south of Gujarat. It was established by the first dastur – Parsi or Zoroastrian priest – Meherjirana, who was also born in Navsari.

The nearest airport from Navsari is in Vadodara, about 170km away. It takes about 3.5 hours to reach Navsari from the airport by road.

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