Umbergaon

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Umbergaon

ઉમરગામ, उमरगाम

Umargam, Umbergam, Umbargam
Municipality
Sunset over Umbergaon Beach
Sunset over Umbergaon Beach
Umbergaon is located in Gujarat
Umbergaon
Umbergaon
Location in Gujarat, India
Umbergaon is located in India
Umbergaon
Umbergaon
Umbergaon (India)
Coordinates: 20°10′N 72°46′E / 20.17°N 72.76°E / 20.17; 72.76Coordinates: 20°10′N 72°46′E / 20.17°N 72.76°E / 20.17; 72.76
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictValsad
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • Assembly constituencyUmargam (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total27,857
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Pin Code
396170 / 396171 / 396165
Telephone code91-260-XXX-XXXX
Vehicle registrationGJ-15
Websitevalsad.gujarat.gov.in

Umbergaon (Umbargam) is a census town and Municipality in the Indian state of Gujarat. The town is known for its beaches, its tourist attractions, and its film industry. A number of television shows and movies have been shot in Umbergaon, including Ramayan, Mahabharat, Ravan, Shani, Razia Sultan, Suryaputra Karn, Shree Krishna, Mahakali - Anth Hi Aarambh Hai and Porus.[2] In 2017, the town became home to India's first Nanotechnology manufacturing plant.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 Indian census, Umbergaon had a population of 21,648. 55% percent of the city was male, while 45% was female. Umbergaon has a literacy rate of 71%, which is higher than the national average. Several languages are spoken in Umbergaon, including Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, and Marwadi.[4]

Tourism[edit]

In 2012, the Government of Gujarat announced that tourism-related infrastructure will be developed in Umbergaon, and other towns in the region of Gujarat.[5]

Umbergaon Beach is popular tourist attraction in the town of Umbergaon. The location is famous for its 'Chowpatty style' street food, which includes items such as bhelpuri, pani puri, sevpuri, and vada pav. Horse-pulled carriages offer rides to tourists, and the beach is a popular site in the city for the annual Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. There is a small village named Sarai Fatak which is situated near to Sarigam. It is very natural place.

Climate[edit]

Umbergaon is located in mountainous area with a uniform climate. During the summer the temperature reaches 35 °C. Monsoons prevail from mid June to September. Umbergaon is located at 20°10′N 72°46′E / 20.17°N 72.76°E / 20.17; 72.76. The town receives average annual precipitation of 1718mm.[6]

Climate data for Umbergaon (1981–2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.6
(81.7)
29.3
(84.7)
30.5
(86.9)
32.5
(90.5)
33.6
(92.5)
32.6
(90.7)
30.4
(86.7)
29.8
(85.6)
30.4
(86.7)
32.4
(90.3)
30.1
(86.2)
28.7
(83.7)
30.8
(87.4)
Average low °C (°F) 16.7
(62.1)
17.6
(63.7)
20.7
(69.3)
24.0
(75.2)
26.9
(80.4)
26.6
(79.9)
25.3
(77.5)
24.9
(76.8)
24.3
(75.7)
23.3
(73.9)
20.7
(69.3)
18.2
(64.8)
22.4
(72.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.1
(0)
0.1
(0)
0.1
(0)
0.2
(0.01)
9.4
(0.37)
400.3
(15.76)
665.8
(26.21)
464.2
(18.28)
254.2
(10.01)
35.3
(1.39)
18.9
(0.74)
2.8
(0.11)
1,718.6
(67.66)
Source: Valsad - Central Ground Water Board[7]

Education[edit]

List of schools[edit]

Affiliated with the State Board

  • M.M High School
  • Sacred High School
  • Solsumba Central School
  • M.K Mehta Gujarati School
  • Chaudhary Charan Singh School

Affiliated with the CBSE

Institutions near Umbergaon

  • M.B.B.I. Educational Academy & Mehernosh Junior College
  • Bharti Academy High School
  • Lokmanya Hindi High School
  • CGSP College of Arts, Commerce & Science
  • Pirojsha Godrej Junior Bordi College
  • Nation English High School & Junior College
  • GES Pujya Chitre Guruji English Medium High School
  • N.B Mehta Science & Commerce College
  • S.S.R College Of Arts, Commerce And Science
  • Rofel Arts and Commerce College Vapi
  • ROFEL Shri G.M.Bilakhia College of Applied Sciences Vapi
  • ROFEL Shri G.M. Bilakhia College of Pharmacy Vapi
  • R.K. Desai College Of Commerce & Science
  • Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers

Transport[edit]

The main center of transportation in Umbergaon is the Umbergaon Road Railway Station. A number of routes are available from the Umbergaon Road Railway Station, these include:

  • Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Passenger
  • Valsad - Mumbai Central Fast Passenger
  • Surat Virar Passenger
  • Ahmedabad - Mumbai Central Passenger
  • Gujarat Superfast Express
  • Vapi Virar Shuttle
  • Saurashtra Express
  • Firozpur - Mumbai Central Janta Express
  • Valsad - Bandra Passenger
  • Bharuch Virar Shuttle
  • Surat Virar Passenger

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=537850
  2. ^ Karkare, Aakash. "'Ramayana' to 'Karmaphal Data Shani': Inside India's one-stop shop for mythological television".
  3. ^ PTI (22 June 2017). "Midmark sets up medical device manufacturing plant in Gujarat". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  5. ^ Shah, Rajiv (28 September 2012). "Government mulls forming zonal tourism authorities". Gandhinagar. Times of India. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  6. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Umbergaon
  7. ^ "Monthly mean maximum & minimum temperature and total rainfall based upon 1981–2012 data" (PDF). Valsad - Central Ground Water Board. Retrieved 2013-01-06.