Valsad is the capital of the district with the same name, located in Gujrat. It was originally called Bulsar. It is a coastal town, with famous beaches and forests. Historically, it has been best known for its services as an administrative centre, and teak production from the nearby forests. The city is now a prominent tourist destination as well.
The economy still largely centres around agriculture, with the famous Alphonso Mango, or Haafus, which once famously grew here, still an important part of its culture. There are a lot of mango orchards in the district. The mango is a major good of export, not only to India, but across the world. The city therefore comes alive in summer.
The city is well connected, lying on the Ahmedabad- Mumbai Express way, and is also a centre for education in the area.