(Last Updated on : 28/07/2014)
Nargol is a village located in the southern region of Gujarat
near the Maharashtra
border. Nargol and its beach lie about 150 kilometres north from Mumbai and around 400 kilometres (249 mi) from Ahmedabad
on the Arabian Sea
Nargol beach is scattered with Casuarina trees. One can find the perfect connotation of the poem by Toru Dutt
. And the waters have a population of sea turtles, which attracts the national and international tourists. The nearest town of Nargol is Vapi. This place, Vapi
is located at about 25 kilometres.
The countryside surrounding Nargol village is typical Indian countryside dotted with small farmhouses. Around Nargol, one can see the water buffalos swimming in the rivers or quiet landscapes of dry savannah where there are small settlements. The beaches are wide and lonely sand-beaches with big tidal water level differences. Out at the coast line of Nargol village one can easily spot the traditional small fishing boats that patrol the coast in search of fish. Fishing is the main occupation in Nargol village. The village has palm trees too and the temperature is tropical type. The summers are hot and arid, while on the contrary, the winters are cool.
Nargol is a small town with houses mostly not visited by owners. Nargol beach is rarely visited by locals. Nargol Village and its beach are the interesting holiday destinations. It is the place where one can enjoy the isolation and peace of mind. The seaside is part of the Gulf of Cambay (Gulf of Khambhat), which has very clouded waters with almost no visibility. This is possibly because of the large rivers that bring their humus to the sea around the bay.
Nargol village has the archaeological pride, after the discovery of ancient artefacts under the sea. It is a perfect place for marine archaeology. One of the most exciting new archaeological discoveries of 21st century is the ancient city of Nargol. That ancient city was developed more than 9000 years ago, that has been found 30 to 40 meters under the Arabian Sea. This is one of the main findings of the marine archaeology in the Gulf of Cambay. The archaeologists of Archaeological Survey of India made this discovery in the year 2000.
Nargol village has some good surroundings on all four sides. Nargol is surrounded by Arabian Sea to the West, Umbergaon to the south. It was separated by a river. To the East is the village of Sanjan which is known as the place of Parsis. In the medieval era, Parsis first landed in India and to the North is Saronda.
Saronda is a beautiful small village with a population of around 1200. It has a beautiful hill with forest covered all over it. It also has two beautiful lakes and sea on the other side. With all, Nargol becomes a village of natural and historic beauty.