The largest city of Gujarat, Ahmedabad has earned a reputation and recognition for its textile industry. Due to rapid growth in textile industry, it has earned a tile as the Manchester of the East. There are quite a few interesting places in and around Ahmedabad.
Budget Hotels in Ahmedabad
There are good budget hotels in Ahmedabad. Some of them are DRH Regency (Tariff – Rs.1500), Hotel Madhuvan (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Damjis (Tariff – Rs.1700) and Hotel Marshall (Tariff –1900).
The official language Ahmedabad is Gujarati. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Ahmedabad
One of the Important Festivals of Ahmedabad is Uttarayana (January).
Places to See in Ahmedabad
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ahmedabad. Some of the places include Lake Kankaria (4 kms from Ahmedabad),Bhadra Fort (7.5 kms from Ahmedabad),Dada Hari Vav (18 kms from Ahmedabad),Shaking Minarets (8 kms from Ahmedabad),Akshardham Temple (7 kms from Ahmedabad),Sidi Sayed Mosque(18 kms from Ahmedabad) and Kankaria Lake (3 kms from Ahmedabad).
How to Get There
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is located 15 kms away from the city. The airport is situated 8 km from Ahmedabad railway junction.
Ahmedabad railway junction is also called as Kalupur Station. The railway line connects to major destinations of Gujarat. The other stations in Ahmedabad include Maninagar,Vatva, Gandhigram, Asarva, Chandlodia, Kali gam, Vastrapur, Sabarmati, Sarkhej, Naroda and Aaml.
Ahmedabad has buses well connected to all the major destinations of Gujarat. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Shrinath Travel Agency, Angel Tours & Travels and Jay Bhavani Travels. Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online.
A town in Rajasthan, Pali is the headquarters of the Pali District. Located in the duthariya region, Pali lies on the banks of the river Bandi. The town is also known as ‘The Industrial City’ in the state. Pali is located 35kms south east of Jodhpur.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Pali. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Ghanerao Castle, Hotel Happy Home and Kesar Hotel that offers rooms from Rs.1000 onwards
Annual festivals like Dussehra, Diwali, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here. The Godwar Festival held in March celebrates the art and culture of the region.
Hindi is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Bangur Museum, Lakhotia Garden, Somnath Mandir, Baoris and Maharana Pratap Smarak are located within 2kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The Jodhpur Airport is 72km from Pali and is the nearest airport to this place.
Pali has its own railway station
Pali bus stand runs regular bus services. Private bus operators Shree Mahaveer Travels, Four Hans Travels, Kalpana Travels, Sethi Yatra Company and Dashmesh Travels run regular buses to and from the town. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.