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.
The sole home of the Asiatic Lions, Sasan Gir also known as ‘Gir Van’ and ‘The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary’ is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat. With a total area of 1412 km², Sasan Gir was established in 1975. Known as ‘Mini Africa’, Sasan Gir is home to 2375 species of fauna and 400 species of flora. The park is located 43 km from Somnath, 65 km from Junagadh and 60 km from Amreli.
Places to Stay
Sinh Sadan Sasan Gir (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotel Bhaveshfarm (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Sukhsagar Gir Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000) are some good budget hotels available near Sasan Gir.
Gujarati is the local language of Sasan Gir. Other spoken language is Hindi.
4 days Kartik Purnima Fair held at Somnath temple, in November / December every year.
Places of Interest
Gir National Park, Kankai temple, Somnath (40 km from Sasan Gir), Junagadh (about 40 km from Sasan Gir), Veraval (about 40 km from Sasan Gir) are some places of interest in and near Sasan Gir.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Sasan Gir city is Diu Airport, located 67 km from the Sasan Gir.
Nearest railway station is at Junagadh, at a distance of 21 km from Sasan Gir.
Sasan Gir is well connected to Junagadh by road. Sadguru Travels, Mahasagar Travels and New Bharat Travels are some of the best private bus operators that ply on this route. Ticketgoose.com is one of the best portals from where you can book bus online.