Vapi is one of the largest cities of Gujarat that enjoys the status of municipality to the Valsad district as well. Perched on the banks of the mighty Damanganga River, the city is visited by the gentle winters, moderate summers and intense rain falls in a year. The places like Bhilad, Sarigam, Umbergaon, and Pardi in close proximity to Vapi lures the locals as well as foreign tourists owing to their spectacular residential and commercial areas. Being one of the major industrial areas in Asia for the small-scale industries, the air of Vapi is much polluted.
Theology and Culture
Though the city of Vapi is considered to be the most industrialized of all the states in Gujarat, yet, it has unfalteringly cared for its traditional customs, values, arts, music, dance, cuisine and lifestyle. The accents of the ‘Jains’, ‘Anavil Bramhins’, and other tribes originating in the place can still be felt. The effervescent dances like the ‘Garba’, ‘Dandiya’ and ‘Tippani’ add life to the festivals and other celebrations of Vapi. The glimpse of various Portuguese dance can also be seen here. In addition, the melodious tunes of folk music like ‘Sugam Sangeet’, ‘Baardic music’, ‘traditional ragas’ etc. are hummed and played everywhere in the city. ‘Bhavai’ and ‘Veshas’ are the traditional folklore that are shared and enacted by the natives for the entertainment. For the local traditional shopping in Vapi, the articles like bamboo mats & baskets, leather slippers, goods made of beads, seashells & oysters, etc. are very famous.
Markets And Shopping Complexes
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