Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury had family origins in Valsad, and his original family name (Bulsara) is derived from the former name of the city.
Former Bollywood actresses Nirupa Roy and Bindu are also from Valsad.
Valsad has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 77%. The city has two technical colleges, Government Polytechnic, which was established in 1965, and Government Engineering College, established in 2004. Airlines such as Air India, Alliance Air, Spice Jet and Ventura Air connect operate daily Non Stop flights from Surat Airport.
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The Alphonso mango (known locally as Haafus), for which the city and environs were once famous, is still important to the local economy.
Villages in the Valsad district have numerous mango orchards, the only source of income for many villagers.
The temple is built in stone with exquisite hand carvings.
Adjacent to the temple, there is a food outlet serving a variety of vegetarian snacks.
Other minority religions include Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Zoroastrian, and Sikhism.
A tourist destination, the best time to visit Bulsar is in June–July, post-monsoon, when the roads in and around town are at their best.
As of the 2011 India census, Valsad had a population of 170,060. Recently many WAG-5/5As have been homed at Valsad who are pure AC locomotives.