33.NAVSARI, BILIMORA, DHOLAL PORT, TITHAL BEACH, VALSAD

Navsari town is an old place but does not have much by way of monuments. The major landmarks are the Parsee temples. Parsees have lived here for close to ten centuries. The major monuments are the two Fire temples. (only Parsees are allowed inside, hence no inside pictures)
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AND This school.

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AND This famous library which is said to contain historical documents and has the reputation of being storing data in the electronic form from an early date.

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Indira Gandhi, who was married to a Parsee has a statue in the town.

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The HDFC Bank has a branch at a place called Lunsi Qui.Does anyone know what it means and which part of China it belongs to?

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The Satya Saibaba has presence in the town. The Parsee fire is represented as among the religions his teachings incorporate. Good PR.

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In Navsari they provide benches for the goats to sit on.

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The ‘meduvada’ made at the hotel we stayed at are oversize, the biggest I ever saw. Compare with the Times of India below.

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We move on towards Valsad another town with Parsee history. On the way one can see some beautiful villages. Please note that when I say ‘On the way’ does not mean we take the shortest and fastest highway. We take the small ‘coastal’ roads so that we are close to the sea. After all this is the Blue Drive.

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Bilimora is another Parsee town. The movie ‘Mother India’ was shot here. We don’t get to see much of the place. We visit a temple on the way. Somnath Mahadev.

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In the temple compound I noticed a tree which we used to call ‘badam’ tree in my childhood. There are on fact two different trees- one male , one female, growing nearby.

We move on to the next place along the coast before we reach Valsad. It is called Dholal port, a nice little fishing village.

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It has a couple of islands in the creek, the smaller one is here.

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Valsad follows.

23rd/ 24th September 2016

Posted on 28th September 2016.

 

 

 

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