A small district in Gujarat, Anand is also referred as the Milk Capital of India since it the place became famous for the Amul dairy and its milk revolution. This place is the centre for being the largest milk producer. Anand is well known for being India’s largest diary manufacturer Amul and also for its agriculture activities. Anand is 100 kms away from the capital city Gandhinagar.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Anand. Some of them are Hotel Surabhi Regency (Tariff – Rs.1600), Hotel Relax (Tariff – Rs.1000), Hotel Kavita (Tariff – Rs.600) and Savshanti Club Resort (Tariff – Rs.670)
The official language Anandis Gujarati. The other languages spoken include Hindi.
The Important Festivals of Anand is Navrati (October).
Places of Interest
Some of the interesting places in Gangotri include river Bhagirathi ( 4kms from the town) Gangotri National Park ( 8 kms from Gangotri) , Gangotri Glacier (19 kms from Gangotri) Gangotri Temple (5kms Gangotri), Vishwanath Temple(9 kms from Gangotri) and Maneri ( 13 kms from Gangotri).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Anand is the Ahmedabad Airport. It is located about 83 kms away from the town.
The nearest railway station is the Anand railway station. It is well connected to all the major cities and districts in the country.
There are regular buses available to cities like Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Indore, Mumbai, Pune and Bhopal. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include RaoTravels, Gangotri Travels and Diwakar Travels. Online bus ticket reservation is an easy and convenient way to get your tickets
Bhujpar is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It is located at a distance of 57 km away from the major regional urban hub, Bhuj. The village is sort of sandwiched on a stretch of land between the Gulf of Kutch and Rann of Kutch lake. Those looking for an outing in the midst of water bodies can head to this place.
Places to Stay
Some of the best budget hotels which are worth a try in Bhuj are Poonam Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Anjali Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Dollar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Ryan Resort & Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of Bhuj is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village as a whole does not have tourist places to boast of. There are, however, many places to visit in the city of Bhuj. One can always go on a ride to the coastal areas at a distance of 58 km from the city (one hour away) and enjoy the magnificent sunset views over the Arabian Sea. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the city are Kutch Museum, Cenotaphs Complex , Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal Palace and others.
The nearest airport to the city is the Bhuj Airport located at a distance of 59 km.
Bhuj Railway Station is the major railway station at a distance of 57 km west of the village.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Bhuj to different towns in the region. Buses to the village are readily available from Bhuj. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.