Located in the state of Gujarat, Valsad is bounded by Navsari District on the north and on the south by the state of Maharashtra. On the east, the district is surrounded by the Dang District, while to the west lies the Arabian Sea. Sprawling over an area of 5,244 sq km, the district is divided into five talukas.
The history of Valsad can be traced back to the time when the Parsis first entered India from Sanjan Port. From here, they marched into the different areas of the country. The destination is known for its quality cotton fabric, sarees and bandhani. The main languages spoken in the district are Gujarati and Marathi.
Tourists can visit the historically famous Dandi, which is located at a distance of 16 km from Valsad. It is here that Mahatma Gandhi started the famous Dandi March. The Saifee Villa Museum, established in memory of this march, which houses artefacts and pictures that exhibit Gandhis life and achievements is another prominent attraction of the destination.
In addition, tourists can also make a visit to the Somnath Mahadev Temple, which is ranked as the tallest temple in Gujarat and Shri Sai Baba Temple. Besides popular landmarks and temples, travellers can also explore the beautiful Tithal Beach located in this district.
Valsad is efficiently connected to other parts of India via frequent services of railways and buses. Besides, flights can be availed to Surat Airport, located at a distance of approximately 95 km away, which is the nearest airport. The nearest international airport serving the destination is located at a distance of 356 kilometres from Valsad.
Tourists can also board trains, which are served by Valsad Railway Station, located at a distance of 850 metres from the destination. In addition to flights and trains, buses are available, which operate from places like Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Shirdi, Pune, Nasik and Hyderabad.
The best time to visit Valsad is during the monsoon and the winter season, when the weather is pleasant. The monsoon season extends from June to September, while the winter season prevails from October to January.