Navsari is a city and municipality in the Surat
Metropolitan Region and also the administrative headquarters Navsari District of Gujarat
. Navsari is also the Twin City of Surat, and only 37 km south of Surat.It has an average elevation of 9m (29') above sea level.The city is located in southern Gujarat and is situated near the Purna River.
One of the Seven Iranshah Atash Behrams is located near Tarota Bazar and many Parsi Zoroastrians from all over the World
visit.The Sayaji Vaibhav Public Library Navsari is an important public building in Navsari. The Meherji Rana library at Tarota Bazaar is home to some of the oldest texts of the Indian Zoroastrian community.The Clock Tower, Laxman Hall, Junathana, Court Building and Old Post Office Building serve as important landmarks. The city's main market is Mota Bazaar. There is also a statue of Dadabhai Naoroji in Tower area.
Dudhia Talao, another of the area's major commercial centers, was once a lake. There is a well-known ophthalmic hospital called Rotary Eye Hospital near Dudhia Talao, which was built in the early 1970s. The regionally popular Ashapuri Temple is situated near Dudhia Talao. At Dudhia Talao is built one of the finest auditoriums in south Gujarat, J.N. Tata Memorial Hall.
On the banks of river Purna is the famous temple of Ravariya Bapa. Another important place of worship is BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
, located on the National Highway no. 8, which links Mumbai and Delhi.Virwadi Hanumanji Mandir and Tapovan Sanskar Dham are highly visited worship places.Both temples are main worship places of Hinduism and Jainism.
At coastal line there lies a village, which is known as DANDI.The place where the salt Satyagraha took place against British rule. The Salt Satyagraha, which began with the Dandi March on March 12, 1930, was an important part of the Indian independence movement.On March 12, 1930, Mahatma Gandhiji and 78 male satyagrahis set out on foot for the coastal village of Dandi, Gujarat, over 390 kilometres (240 mi) from their starting point at Sabarmati Ashram
. According to The Statesman, the official government newspaper which usually played down the size of crowds at Gandhi's functions, 100,000 people crowded the road that separated Sabarmati from Ahmedabad
The first day's march of 21 kilometres (13 mi) ended in the village of Aslali, where Gandhi spoke to a crowd of about 4,000. At Aslali, and the other villages that the march passed through, volunteers collected donations, registered new satyagrahis, and received resignations from village officials who chose to end cooperation with British rule.There a statue of Gandhiji and small museum in which photo gallery is there.