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.
Idar is a taluka in the Sabarkantha district of Gujarat. Its nearest cities are Himmatnagar (33 km), Gandhinagar (90 km), Khedbrahma, and Vadnagar. Idar is famous for its temples, its old architecture, and palaces. Idar also manufactures wooden toys. Kharadi Bazaar-a market for these wooden toys, is worth a visit.
Places to Stay
The hotels nearby Idar are Hotel Ashirwad (Tariff-Rs. 600), Hotel Landmark (Tariff-Rs. 1,200), Hotel Sarvodaya (Tariff-Rs.800), Hotel Sunrise Grand (Tariff-Rs. 1,500), and Hotel Ambaji Grand (Tariff-Rs. 2,000).
Languages spoken in Idar are Gujarati, Hindi, and English.
Festivals celebrated in Idar are Diwali, Janmashtami, Navratri, Makar Sankranti, and Holi.
Places of Interest
Palace of Idar, Jain temples, Lord Shiva temple, Roothi Rani ka Mahal and Harishchandra Ki Chouri-a temple where Raja Harishchandra got married, are few notable attractions. Other nearby tourist spots are Mehsana (75 km), Ambaji (75 km), Banaskantha (135 km), and Sabarkantha (22 km).
How to Get There
The Ahmedabad Airport (107 km) is the nearest airport with good connectivity to Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Nagpur and Dubai, Doha, Singapore, and Bangkok.
The Abu railway station (82 km) links Idhar to major railway stations like Hyderabad, Jaipur and New Delhi.
Government run GSRTC connects Idar to major nearby cities and towns. Private bus services such as Asha Travels, Sardar Travels, and Shree Arbuda Travels provides connectivity to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vapi and Bhuj with the ticket price of Rs. 350 for Non AC Seater and Sleeper. Ticketgoose.com has several operators on its site that enables bus booking in India.