Gujarati is the primary language in and around the town.
The main religion followed in the region is Hinduism.
Historically, Valsad was a small town covered with forest, with teak production as a major regional industry.
It was a part of regional kingdom before colonial era.
The Haafus mango is very much well known for its sweet taste among mango lovers all over the world. A departments, namely Dolat-Usha Institute of Applied Sciences and Dhiru-Sarla Institute of Management and Commerce,
The Haafus mango is exported to various countries of the world such as the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and also to cities throughout India. The city also has a prime Medical college, GMERS Medical college with an 800 bedded Civil Hospital.
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.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.Experience an electrifying Mumbai during the 10 days of Ganesh Chaturthi (August-September).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.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.