Ambaji is a town in the state of Gujarat which is located on the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan. It is around 65km from Palanpur and 45km from Mount Abu. Ambaji has a population of around 14000 people. Ambaji is well known for its marble and granite mines.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels such as Hotel Banjara (Rs 1500), Hotel Apsara (Rs 1000) and Hotel Ambey Residency (Rs 1000) that offer accommodation to visitors.
A mela on BhadarviPoornima held in July is the major event of the year. Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the major events across the year.
Gujarati is the local language spoken in Ambaji. Hindi is commonly understood.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Ambaji are the Gabbar Hill, the Ambaji Mata Temple and Kailash Hill sunset. All these sights are located within 20 km.
How to Get There
At a distance of more than 80km Udaipur airport which offers limited connectivity is the closest. Flights to several major cities can be availed at Udaipur.
Abu Road Railway station is the closest at around 18km away. Trains Bikaner, Jodhpur, Pune, Ajmer, Bangalore, Kolkata and other major centres can be accessed at Abu Road Railway Station.
The RSRTC bus stand 32km away is the main bus stand. Palanpur, Baroda and Ahmedabad can be accessed by bus. The best bus operators that offer quality service include RSRTC buses and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Several bus booking portals offer bus ticket booking coupon on their sites. Look out for discount codes when you book your tickets.
Deesa is located near the banks of River Banaras in the Banaskantha District of Gujarat. It was originally known as Juna Deesa. It was initially under the rule of the Diwan of Palanpur and later became the military cantonment for the British. Today, this city stands as a municipal council as well.
Places to Stay
There are some good budget hotels around Deesa. Some of them are Hotel Deesa and Hotel Deepak.
The official language of Deesa is Guajarati.
All Hindu, Muslim and Jain festivals are celebrated here. Some of the important ones are Navratri, Maha Shivaratri, Diwali, Mahavir Jayanti and Muharram.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Deesa, especially temples. Some of them include Regiment Mahadev Temple, Siddhaambika Mandir, Resala Mahadev Temple and Jalaram Mandir.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Deesa is the Ahmedabad Airport. It is located about 141 kms away from the town.
The Deesa railway station is called ‘Disa’. However, the primary railway junction is the Palanpur Junction, which is approximately 11.2 kms away from the town.
S. D. Agril University Bus Stop, Palanpur is the closest bus stop to this town, which is at an approximate distance of 25 kms. One of the best bus operators that offer good services for passengers is GSRTC which provides buses on a regular basis to Deesa from Gujarat. Online bus booking site like Ticketgoose.com provides tickets with best deals.