Dahej, also known as Dehej or Dehejbara or the Port of Dahej, is a small town located on the south-west coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Cambay. It is situated between the junction of Guljaria and Ban Creek. Dahej is an all weather direct berthing port having multi cargo capacity. The people inhabiting this place are involved in the port activities, as well as in factories located in the town.
Most of the people who live here are Gujaratis and Sindhis. Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism are the religions followed here. People of Dahej wear both traditional and western clothes. The popular dishes of this town are paunk, undhyoo, gujarati kadhi, dhabele, rotla, dal dhokli, chakli, gujarati kasundi, khandvi and thepla. Almost every restaurant at this place serves these dishes.
As it is a small place, few options of shopping exist here. The city centre, located 40 km from this place is in Bharuch, which has big malls and retail outlets, along with multiplexes.
Dahej houses Indias only Liquid Chemical Port Terminal, which was developed by Gujarat Chemical Port Terminal Co. Ltd. Some of the popular tourist sites around this town are Dashashwamedh Ghat, River Narmada and a few sites on its banks, Bhrigu Rishi Temple, Bahuchara Mata Temple, Santoshi Mata Temple, Nilkanth Mahadev Temple, Kala Raam Temple, Ancient Golden Bridge, Swaminarayan Mandir etc.
Ahmedabad Airport is the nearest airport to Dahej located at a distance of 235 km from the town. The closest railway station to this place is in Bharuch, from there cabs and buses are available to reach Dahej.
Being a coastal town, the climate stays pleasant throughout the year. Generally, people visit Dahej for work purposes. Summers in this place are hot and humid and not ideal for outdoor activities. Winters are pleasant and hospitable. The ideal time to be here is during the months between September and March.