Places of Interest
Tithal Beach in Valsad will become India’s 1st divyang-friendly (specially abled) beach. It is along the Arabian Sea located in Valsad, Gujarat. This beach is famous for its black sand. It is a popular tourist destination in South Gujarat. The main beach has several shops selling Indian snacks like Bhajiya, Dabeli, Bhel chaat, sweet corn roasted on charcoal, and also freshly prepared sugar cane juice, coconut water and souvenirs, Water rides, horse ride, camel ride etc are available.
The beach is within easy accessibility at a distance of 4 kms from Valsad bus station & railway station. Tithal Beach in Gujarat offers a wealth of tourist attractions, besides its awesome scenic beauty. You will find people & families visiting on weekends especially on holidays. Currently a project of Beach Development has been taken by the Tourism Department & District Administration.
Udvada Atash-Behram -Fire temple
The Udvada Atash Behram, also called the Iran Shah, “King of Iran”, is a fire temple of the Zoroastrian religion; one of the eight in India. It is located in Udvada (also spelled Udwada) in Gujarat on the west coast of India.Udvada, a small coastal village, of about 2 square kilometres (0.77 sq mi) area, is on the southern coast of Gujarat.The Atash Behram (“Iran Shah fire”) is a symbolic representation of the Zoroastrian monarchy of Iran that was overthrown by Arabs , which had been first established at Sanjan in the 90th year of the Yezdezardi era by the first Shehenshahi Zoroastrian immigrants in India, is now maintained at Udvada by their descendants; these are nine families of priests who were descendants of the three priests who had retrieved the sacred fire from Sanjan to safety. The presiding High Priest or Dastur of the temple is chosen by a rotation system among these nine families.
To retain the heritage status of the fire temple and the Udvada town, a development plan was initiated in 2007 by the Government of India and Government of Gujarat. This involved the preservation of the heritage buildings including the fire temple in Udvada without allowing to make it a tourist hub.A Famous “Agiyari”, often visited by the Parsis which is the oldest and most famous of the Parsi fire temples.
Bilpudi Waterfall, Dharampur
Bilpudi Waterfalls situated aprrox.10km from dharampur. You can visit this place in monsoon season.
Nargol is a charming coastal village in Valsad District, situated near the Maharashtra border, Gujarat.
It’s perfect place for people in search of Beach with silence & looking for some Gothic/Heritage touch in place. It is 62 km away from Valsad city and distance between taluka HQ umbergaon and nargol beach covers 16 kms or 9.9 miles or 8.6 nautical miles.
Wilson Hills is a hill station in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is near Dharampur Taluka and is also the nearest hill station to Surat. Presently Tourism Department is thinking of a development project here too. If you come in summer you will enjoy cool weather & famous local mangoes.
Wilson Hills stands in a densely forested region close to the Pangarbari Wildlife Sanctuary. It is one of the few hill stations in the world from which it is possible to glimpse the sea. It has an average elevation of 750m (2500 feet). The Wilson Hills are popular during the summer months as it enjoys a cooler and less humid climate than the surrounding area. This station is 27 Kms away from Dharampur city. The famous “chhatri” made of marbles is the prime attraction of this place. It is one of the best sites for people who are interested in activities like Trekking.
Mohanghadh was once the palace of the king of Dharampur. Now it is under the control of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission. Mohangadh is an old historical fort and palace which has now been converted into a beautiful Jain Ashram where spiritual activities like Bhajans and meditation are practised.