Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Situated along the Gulf of Cambay, Dahej falls on the south-west coast of Gujarat. A Special Economic Zone, many big corporations have set up their business units in Dahej. The small sea town has fueled Gujarat’s economic growth by supporting industrial development.
Besides being a major industrial hub, Dahej is also an enticing tourist destination for business and leisure travellers in search of offbeat holiday spots. Less crowded, less noisy and less commercialized, the port town is ideal for a relaxing weekend. Take a break away from the city life to de-stress and detoxify your mind and body with this little trip.
Places to Visit In and Around Dahej
Sea Face – A meeting point of the Narmada River and the Arabian Sea, the Sea Face is perfect for a stroll and watching the sunset.
Jama Mosque – One of the oldest mosques around, this historical but well-preserved prayer hall is situated on the Dahej Bypass road. Constructed in the 14th century, it used to be Rani Ranakdevi’s palace before being converted into a mosque by Sultan Muhammad Begda.
Sri Swaminarayan Mandir – This serene Jain temple is a 2-hours’ ride away from Dahej on National Highway 8, Zadeshwar, Bharuch. The 175-year-old grand temple features intricate architecture, a huge garden and an in-house restaurant.
Golden Bridge – Built in 1881 by the British, this 1412-meter bridge links Ankleshwar and Bharuch.
If you have a free weekend or a couple of days, visit nearby cities and towns such as Bharuch, Ankleshwar, Rajpipla, Vadodara, and Surat. Travelling during the Navratri festival (September- October) is more enjoyable when the whole of Gujarat lights up.
5 Cities and Towns Near Dahej Worth Visiting:
Bharuch – One of the closest railway stations from Dahej, Bharuch is famous for its salted peanuts. While munching on peanuts, visit Narmada Park, Gayatri Mata Temple, Kadia Dungar Caves, and Ninai Waterfall.
Ankleshwar - In an hour, you can be in Ankleshwar, a city famous for its industrial township. Places worth checking out in the city are Shri Ankleshwar Tirth and Somnath Mahadev Mandir.
Rajpipla – A heritage getaway, Rajpipla is dotted around with several palaces and forests. You can spend time visiting Vadia Palace, Sardar Sarovar Dam, and Harsiddhi Temple.
Vadodara – Also known as Baroda, it is rated as one of the top 100 smart cities in India. Vadodara Airport is one of the nearest airports from Dahej. Laxmi Vilas Palace, Sayaji Baug, and Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum are some of the places you must visit. Don’t leave without eating the delectable spread of Gujarati food.
Surat – Shop to your heart’s content in Surat as it is known for its handicrafts and handlooms. You can pick up goodies and souvenirs from local markets and big malls. After shopping, you can visit the ISKCON temple, Jagdish Chandra Bose Aquarium, and Ubharat Beach.
Book your stay at first class Fortune Hotels in Gujarat and set out to explore the neighbouring tourist destinations around the coastal town.