(Last Updated on : 13-05-2017)
Nargol is a charming coastal village
in Valsad District
, situated near the Maharashtra
border. Nargol Village and its beach
are the interesting holiday destinations. Nargol is also amongst 8 green-field ports being developed by Gujarat Maritime Board. The village is part of an area which is of great historical and religious significance to the Parsis
. It was also here that they began to prosper as traders and farmers.
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 Khambhat
. The archaeologists of Archaeological Survey of India
made this discovery in the year 2000.
Location of Nargol
Nargol and its beach lie about 150 kms north from Mumbai and around 400 kms (249 mi) from Ahmedabad
on the Arabian Sea coast. The nearest town of Nargol is Vapi
which is located at about 25 kms. Nargol is surrounded by Arabian Sea to the West, Umbergaon to the south. To the East is the village of Sanjan which is known as the place of Parsis.
Demography of Nargol
According to the Census of 2011, the village has population of 8045 of which 4069 are males while 3976 are females. The population of children with age 0-6 is 731. The literacy rate of Nargol village is 88.88 percent compared to 78.03 percent of Gujarat.
Occupation at Nargol
is the main occupation in Nargol village. 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.
Climate of Nargol
The temperature at Nargol is tropical type. The summers are hot and arid, while on the contrary, the winters are cool.
Nargol Beach is scattered with Casuarina trees
and the waters have a population of sea turtles
, which attracts the national and international tourists. The beach is wide and lonely sand-beaches with big tidal water level differences. The seaside is part of the Gulf of Khambhat.
Tourism in Nargol
The unexplored village is home to an Agiary Temple that is frequented by Parsis and Sri Swami Narayan Temple.