If we peep into historical background we shall not forget entry of parses at Sanjan port for for the first time in India. Parsee community spreed throughout India from sanjan with their famous religious place “Fire temple” at Udavada in Pardi taluka of Valsad district. There is an ancient Jain pilgrim place at Bagwada on National Highway No.8 near Udavada, where there is constant rush of pilgrims.
“Khed Satyagrah” and grass agitation launched by late Ishwarbhai Desai in pardi taluka put it before the country and world.
There is a parnera mountain known as fort of chhatrapati maharaj situated at about 5-6 kms. from valsad to pardi of valsad taluka big fair is held on “aatham” during Navaratri. Thousands of Pilgrims bows down to chandrika mataji, kalika mataji, Hanumanji Temple, Shankar Bhagwan Temple on this mountain. Muslims also visit Dargah there.
There are series of sahyadri mountains in the east. Valsad district has population of 17,03,068 and has area of 2,951.29 sq.kms area. It has good facilities and life style is good. It is a head quarters of Railway Defense Force and has training centre. Railway administration at Valsad has important divisions like loco sheds, dispensary, area manager office and vast railway colonies there is a vast A.P.M.C. market for sales of agricultural production manages and chikoos.
Dharampur and kaparada taluka of valsad district are mostly tribal areas. They are in the lap of sahyadri mountain chain. Hill station of this district are comparable to any other hill stations in India. However, there are negligible accommodation for lodging and boarding on account of inaccessible areas however, the area has good potentiality of its development as tourist centers on account of flowing rivers and springs high mountains, dense forest and natural beauty.
There is a “District” science centre at dharampur with modern scientific instruments exhibiting and demonstrating various rules of science, which has become the centre of attractions for science lovers not only from valsad district but also from maharashtra state and Dacha and Nagar Haveli union territories. Splendid temple of an idol of eight metals of Bhagwan “Bhav Bhaveshwar” constructed by maha mandaleshwar vidyanandji saraswati maharaj and its complex is emerging as a pilgrim place at Barumal “Sahayadri Srushti Centre Constructed by forests department particularly under supervision of Shri P.S.Valvi, the then D.F.O. of Valsad south Division is a centre of tourists attraction for the passers by going from valsad to Nasik, where there is a treasure of innumerable herbs from natural sources. It is a wealth of trible forests. There are 2.50 types of trees and 225 types of medicinal herbs.