Situated on the banks of River Daman Ganga towards the south of the state of Gujarat is Vapi. This city is located between the Union Territory of Daman and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It is encircled by exquisite forests that are speckled with beautiful hills and rivers. Vapi is situated 13 kms from Daman that has the Devika beach and is well-visited by tourists.
Vapi attracts many business travellers as it is considered the second largest industrial area in Asia in terms of small-scale industries. Many industries have mushroomed here, due to which a large number of business travellers visit the city. Western Vapi is the original old town, whereas the east side of the city has industries and the newly constructed residential areas.
How to Reach Vapi?
By Air : The closest domestic Airport is at Surat, some 85 kms from Vapi and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai is 142 kms away. from either Surat or Mumbai you can easily get a cab to reach Vapi.
By Rail : Vapi falls on the Mumbai-Surat rail route. Vapi is easily accessible by rail as trains like Saurashtra Express, Paschim Express, Gujarat Express, August Kranti Rajdhani Express and many more connect the city to various places.
By Road : It takes around 3 hours to drive down to Vapi from Mumbai. There are many evening buses (A/C and Non A/C) available from Mumbai.
Best Time to Visit Vapi
The best time to visit Vapi weather wise is during winter months starting from October to March. The weather during these months is cool and inviting with average temperatures hovering around 23 degree Celsius. If you plan to visit Vapi during this peak-season then bear in mind the high accommodation rates and book your hotels well in advance.
Things to do in Vapi
Vapi has a very limited range of things to do as it is essentially a business city. However you can enjoy the forests and streams during monsoons. Head to nearby places for some fun and frolic or delve into the variety of cuisines available in the city.
Places Near Vapi
Some of the interesting places near Vapi that you can visit are Devika Beach, Moti Daman Fort, the famous Lighthouse, or Gandhi Park. All of them are just 10 kms away by road.
Other than this you can plan to visit Silvasa that is about 14 kms from Vapi and is a town with lush green forests, large water bodies and has a few attractions like children’s park, mini zoo, and a Tribal museum.
Hotels in Vapi – Choice is Yours
There are numerous hotels in Vapi ranging from 3-star, 4-star and 5-star deluxe to budget hotels.