Life is all about new experiences, visiting breathtaking places, exploring nooks and corners of the globe, enjoying the local cuisines, and most of all knowing more about yourself and spending time with yourself.
Well, this blog and this place are so close to my heart as it’s all about ‘Love towards my country’ and sacrifices made by the Indian Army- the real heroes of the Nation.
Gujarat is a vibrant place known for its rich heritage, largest coastline, greenest and safest state. Gujarat has a record number of 14 airports giving access to countless domestic and international destinations! There is another beautiful and patriotic aspect of Gujarat that will unfold soon!
As I always look forward to exploring the unexplored. I consider myself blessed to be at this patriotic place, Nadabet- Gujarat’s New Tourism Landmark, the only outpost in the state with a Zero-line border.
Nadabet is India-the Pakistan International Border, which is located 239 km from Ahmedabad city of Gujarat. Jaloya and Suigam are the nearest villages from Nadabet Indo-Pak Border. As a result of the 1965 War, the Indo-Pak border was under BSF surveillance when the Border Security force was created for border security. The 1971 war marked the birth of Bangladesh as a nation and its liberation from Pakistan’s rule. The war concluded with the fall of Dhaka and the surrender of Pakistani forces on Dec 16, 1971. The day is observed as ‘Vijay Diwas’ in India. This Nadabet BOP is known for its contribution to the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War (From March 1971) Third Indo-Pakistani War (From Dec 1971). Initially, BSF’s front-line defence was in action at Nadabet BOP to protect the border.
In fact, it’s every Indian’s accountability to know about the bravery of border security forces and their sacrifices towards the nation. The services of Border Security Forces are immensely commendable and they are the very reason we all are able to celebrate life. I have immense respect for the BSF and their selfless love for the country.
Wartimes are usually riddled with tragic stories of conflict, pain and loss of lives. But for the BSF the war wasn’t just about attacking the enemy and protecting the border. They also showed their benign side, something very unusual for those holding a gun and fighting a battle to protect a nation.
BSF was at the frontline during natural calamities – During the earthquake in Gujarat on 26th January 2001, the BSF was the first to reach out to help the distressed people. Kashmir flood in 2014, Kerala flood in 2018 and Kedarnath Tragedy and the list goes on and on.
It is important and also a boon to explore and know about the history of this nationalistic place keeping this in mind Gujarat tourism has created a special
“SEEMA DARSHAN PROGRAM AT NADABET”
Let’s get into the details of the “SEEMA DARSHAN PROGRAM”
Gujarat tourism in association with BSF has created the project of Nadabet to welcome countless Indians by making the ticketing process hassle-free.
● Attractive bands (tickets) with different colours on different days.
● Online ticketing for minimal human interaction considering COVID protocols.
● Tickets can be booked in advance -booking.visitnadabet.com
● Optimal use of software/ technology.
● Priority to cashless transactions (no cash transactions except ticket window and band recharge.)
● Recharge points at necessary locations.
● QR enabled bands to be used as a wallet.
● Minimal usage of paper to keep ticketing environmentally friendly.
● Easy and convenient self-recharge option.
- INDO-PAK BORDER
- DHARD POINTS enroute
- .MIG 27 BSF STAMBH
- WALL, MURALS A/V EXPERIENCE ZONE
- AJEYA PRAHARISMARAK
- ART GALLERY
- FOOD COURT
- AIR-CONDITIONED AUDITORIUM
- SARHAD GATHA MUSEUM
- JOIN THE FORCE INFORMATION KIOSK BHARATK VELR
- ADVENTURE ARENAL
- BSF RETREAT CEREMONY (PARADE) CONTAINER ROOFTOP CAFE
Inclusions in 100/- ticket:
- TOUR ESCORT AT MAJOR POINTS
- OTO & FRO AC BUSES TO ZERO POINT – BSF DOCUMENTARY AT AUDITORIUM
- AJEYA PRAHARY
- SARILAD GATHA MUSEUM
- NAAM NAMAK NISHAN ART GALLERY
- A/V EXPERIENCE ZONE (TIME TO REFLECT & 180 DEGREE CHARGEABLE AT 100-PER PERSON BEATING RETREAT CEREMONY)
- TOY TRAIN RIDES
Every day at dusk, Indian guards put on a show of one up a ship at the Parade Arena and the lowering of the flag ceremony at the T-junction are some of the key highlights of Nadabet.
Feel the rush of Patriotism while walking through the ‘Art Gallery -Naam Namak Nishan’, a tribute to the spirit and culture of Indian soldiers.
Nadabet Indo – Pak border is well equipped with amenities to ensure the safety and well-being of the visitors. It has ample parking space, drinking water, first aid medical facility, electric car charging section which shows this place is ahead of the current times.
The enthralling experience gives you mixed emotions: A proud feeling while witnessing the life of the fearless BSF Jawans guarding our nation’s frontline and courage stories of grit and valour. You might feel a sense of pride and be emotional at the same time.
By glancing at the vibe of this place I’m sure you want to visit this place soon so the first question in your mind will be How to reach?
The good news is the place is easily accessible by road and flight.
By Road: Nadabet by Road-Suigam: 20 Km, Vav: 48 Km, Radhanpur: 69 Km, Bhildi: 121 Km, Deesa: 142 Km, Palanpur: 169 Km, Mehsana: 187 Km, Gandhinagar: 246 Km, Ahmedabad: 267 Km.
By Train: Nearest Railheads: Bhildi, Deesa, and Palanpur.
By Air: The nearest airport to Nada Bet is in Ahmedabad at 203 km. The drive from Ahmedabad to NadaBet takes about 5 hours. Palanpur (145 km), Dheesa (118 km), and Bhildi (95 km) are the closest railheads to Nada Bet. Other junctions that you may encounter on a road trip here are Suigam (20km), Vav (59 km), Radhanpur (75 km), and Mehsana (166 km). Use the Ahmedabad airport (245 km) to connect via flights.
Enjoy the exotic location of Suigam and surrounding wildlife featuring bustards and white desert. Explore the journey of grit and resilience. Yes, the serene coastal is calling you!