Anjar is a one of the earlist towns in the Kutch district of Gujarat. Its history stretches back over 1400 years to around 650 AD. It is located about 40km from Kandla port in the southern part of the district. Due to its proximity to the Desert of Kutch, the climate in Anjar is very dry.
Places to Stay
It's difficult to find places to stay here and it's usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
Festivals like Holi, Sharad Purnima, Ram Navami, Navaratri, HindolaMahotsava, Diwali, and Eid are celebrated in town.
Gujarati is the local language spoken in Anjar. Kutchi and Hindi are commonly used languages.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Anjar are Shree Swaminarayan Temple at Sawaser Naka, Jesal-Toral Samadhi and BhidBhanjanMahadev Temple all located within a 25 km radius.
How to Get There
The closest airport is Kandla airport at a distance of approximately 8 km. Bhuj Airport is 40km, also convenient. Direct flights to Mumbai are available
Anjar station is connected by train to cities such Pune, Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur. Although not a major station, most trains passing through stop at Anjar for a brief period.
Anjar is connected to cities such as Ahmedabad, Baroda, Udaipur and Indore by road. The best bus operators that offer quality service include H.K Travels, GSRTC and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Travel websites offer discount on bus ticket booking, especially during the festive season.
Samkhayali is a small hamlet in Gujarat’s Kutch district. It is well connected by road as well as rail. National Highways 15 and 8A passes through this village and it stretches up to Kandla Port and Gandhidham. Its nearby cities are Bhachau (19 km), Rapar (48 km) and Bhuj (97 km).
Places to Stay
Except for a few homestays, there are no accommodation facilities in Samkhayali. However, Gandhidham, which is 58 km away, has a number of budget hotels that tourists can choose from. Some of them are City Plaza Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1,100), Flamingo Hotel (Tariff –Rs.800), Hotel Gurukripa (Tariff –Rs.600).
The languages spoken here are Gujarati and Hindi.
Some of the important festivals celebrated in Samkhayali are Mahashivaratri in February, Holi in March-April, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Samkhayali does not have many interesting places for tourists, but its neighbouring city, Gandhidham has a lot of attractions. Some of them are Khavada, Akshardham, Purneshwar Temple, Modhera and Shri Chandra Prabh Labdhi Dham Teerth.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from here is 54 km away in Kandla.
Samkhayali is well connected to other cities by rail as it has its own railway junction, which is 1.3 km from the town centre.
There are buses from Gandhidham and Kandla. State-run buses cater to passengers travelling on this route. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.