Vir Narmad Saraswati Mandir

Hub(s) : Surat

General

Poet Vir Narmad (1833-86), author of  ‘Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat’ and some other famous Gujarati poems, lived in this quaint house built in 1866, now restored as a memorial. Narmad actively advocated a single national language, self-governance and created literary works that sparked off an era of social reform. During the freedom struggle, freedom fighters and artists used to gather here.

The Narmad library, further down in the south-west part of the city, has a large collection of books, including a sizable section for the blind. Open from 8:30am-1pm and 2:30pm-7pm daily.

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.