Valsad is a small and sleepy town in Gujarat. Being once full of banyan tress, Valsad derives its name from `vad` meaning `Banyan` and `saal` meaning `trees`. Its main tourist attractions include temples, beaches and chickoo orchards. Valsad was also once known for the world famous Alphonso Mangoes. Even today, mango export forms an important part of the local economy. With the state government trying to develop Valsad as a tourist destination, one can find a number of stalls and shops selling souvenirs, dabeli, coconut water and other delicacies. The best time to visit Valsad is from June to January. Tourists from the nearby Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman throng this place during the monsoons.