Tithal Beach

Tithal is located in the west coast of India, in the state of Gujarat. It is close to the  Arabian Sea and is famous for the Tithal Beach, which is known for its black sand.  Tithal lies 6 km west of Valsad. Tithal is known to be the home of the Parsis, who  are the descendants of the Zoroastrian group of Iran. The Parsis are known to have  entered India through a port called Sajjan which falls in the district of Valsad.

Over the years the areas around Tithal Beach have turned out to be a place chosen  by many saints as an ideal place to establish their ashrams. Both the temples (the  Shantidham Temple and the Shri Sai Baba Temple) being close to the sea shore provide a good view of the Arabian Sea.

The Shri Sai Baba Temple is adjacent to the shore of the Tithal Beach and the daily prayers are attended by many devotees from all over the world. The Shantidham Temple is also a popular religious destination located east of the Tithal Beach. Valsad which is the district where Tithal is located is the largest producer of mangoes in the state of Gujarat.

The nearest railway station to Tithal is the Valsad railway station which is also a major rail head of the area and is well connected to all the major cities in India. Vadodara which lies at a distance of 200 km from Tithal is the nearest airport to reach the destination. The airlines serving Vadodara are Air India, Jet Air, Indigo and several others.

The best time to visit Tithal is from October to March.