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Dandi, Navsari
Village
National Salt Satyagraha Memorial
Nickname(s): 
Danda
Dandi, Navsari is located in Gujarat
Dandi, Navsari
Location in Gujarat, India
Dandi, Navsari is located in India
Dandi, Navsari
Dandi, Navsari (India)
Coordinates: 20°53′11.3″N 72°48′03.4″E / 20.886472°N 72.800944°E / 20.886472; 72.800944Coordinates: 20°53′11.3″N 72°48′03.4″E / 20.886472°N 72.800944°E / 20.886472; 72.800944
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictNavsari
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGJ 21
Websitegujaratindia.com

Dandi is a village in the Jalalpore taluka, 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 destination for the Salt March. He marched from Sabarmati (Ahmedabad) to Dandi with some of his followers to protest against the imposition of a tax on salt. Thousands of people participated, travelling on foot for 24 days from Ahmedabad to Dandi.[1]

The Government of India initiated plans to develop the Sabarmati-Dandi stretch as a tourist hub.[2][3] In 2019 the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial to commemorate the Salt March of the Indian Independence Movement was opened in the village.[4]

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  1. ^ India in the 1930s: 1930 Elections in India, Salt Satyagraha, Dharasana Satyagraha, Madras Presidency Legislative Council Election 1930. London: General Books LLC. 2010. p. Ch. 2 : Dharasana Satyagraha.
  2. ^ "PM's promise to develop Dandi Route yet to be fulfilled: Saurabh Patel". The Times of India. Ahmedabad. 19 July 2013. Archived from the original on 28 July 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Gujarat accuses Centre of discrimination in tourism sector". Economic Times. New Delhi. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Prime Minister's Office".