30 kms. South of Surat and on the bank of the river Purna, Navsari is now an important commercial centre. Historically, the first settlement of the Parsis took place in Navsari in 1142 AD. The sanitorium, fire-temple Atas Beharam and smaller agiaris, the Parsvanath Jain temple, the legendary dargah of Sayed Saadat are chief attractions. The pioneer of the Indian steel industry and the founder of the House of Tatas, Mr.Jamshedji Tata was born in Navsari. The house where he was born is well preserved and recommended for a visit.
How to get there
By road: Surat lies 234 km from Ahmedabad, 131km from Vadodara, and 297 km from Mumbai. Bus stations, both ST and private, are on the eastern edge of the city.
By rail: Train stations are also on the eastern edge of the city.
By air: Various domestic flights connecting metros and other major cities are operational from the Surat Airport.