Dandi, Navsari

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Dandi, Navsari
Nickname(s): Danda
Dandi, Navsari is located in Gujarat
Dandi, Navsari
Location in Gujarat, India, Asia, Earth,
Coordinates: 21°20′0″N 72°38′0″E / 21.33333°N 72.63333°E / 21.33333; 72.63333Coordinates: 21°20′0″N 72°38′0″E / 21.33333°N 72.63333°E / 21.33333; 72.63333
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Navsari
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Dandi is a village in the Jalalpore district (now Navsari District), Gujarat, India. It is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea near the city of Navsari.

It shot into worldwide prominence in 1930 when Mahatma Gandhi selected it to be the place for the Salt March. He marched from Ahmedabad to Dandi with some of his followers to protest against the imposition of a tax on salt.Thousands of people participated. They travelled continuously on foot for 24 days.

The Government of India initiated plans to develop the Sabarmati-Dandi stretch as a tourist hub.[1][2] The government also proposed building a memorial to commemorate the Salt March of the Indian Independence Movement.[3]

See also[edit]

famous Dandi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PM's promise to develop Dandi Route yet to be fulfilled: Saurabh Patel". Ahmedabad. Times of India. July 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  2. ^ "Gujarat accuses Centre of discrimination in tourism sector". New Delhi. Economic Times. Jul 18, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  3. ^ Ramachandran, Smriti (May 7, 2013). "Proposal for Dandi March memorial gathers momentum". New Delhi. The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-08-14.