Udvada, a town in Gujarat, is well-known as a pilgrimage centre for the Zoroastrians worldwide. The place of worship called Zoroastrian AtashBehram is the oldest, and it is still working. The Government of Gujarat also sponsors for the Zoroastrian museum. Daman city in the territory of Daman and Diu is just few kilometres from Udavada, which can also be a good place to visit. Being in the coastal line, Udavada beach is also a tourist spot. Iranshah Atash Behram in Udavada is one the major pilgrimage site for the Parsis in India, which is the fire temples for the Iranians.The cities Aurangabad and Udavada are connected to each other by the MH SH 16, Maharashtra State Highway 30 and Nagpur-Aurangabad-Mumbai Highways. The smallest distance is via the MH SH 30 which accounts to 319 km. On the way, one can stop by the Lakshmi Mata Temple, Jai Amba Mata Temple and Sai Baba Mandir. A very famous food shop called Jai Maharashtra Panipuri Centre also comes on this way. Total time to complete the journey is approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes by car. There are also direct trains available between the two cities which take 12 hours to cover this distance.
Distance between Aurangabad and Udvada is and the average travel time is using a cab.
Aurangabad named after Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor, is a city in Maharashtra. Aurangabad means Built by the Throne'. Being a tourist hub, the city has many historical monuments of great importance.
Aurangabad is said to be a City of Gates and the strong presence of these can be felt as one drives through the city. Recently, Aurangabad has been declared as Tourism Capital of Maharashtra. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
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You can reach Udvada from Aurangabad by road in about using a cab upon driving using a cab.
Udvada is situated in Maharashtra-Gujarat border renowned for its Zoroastrian Atash Behram. Udvada means the 'gazing ground of camels', which it was before it becomes a fishing village. It is a religious destination also known as the Mecca of Zoroastrians.
It is holy place of Parsis which is constructed in 7th century by invaders from Iran. This place of worship is the oldest still-functioning example of its kind and has established udvada as pilgrimage center for Zoroastrians the world over. The festivals here are extremely colourful and celebrated with great delight.
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