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.
Vadali is a small village on the outskirts of the Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. It is 2 km away from Mudinepalli Mandal. Vadali is situated on the Bantumilli-Gudiwada highway. It is also often called 'Chinna Puri'. Vadali is very famous for its temples and has some very beautiful ones. This village has several types of canals and is dotted with lotus ponds which adds to its charm.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Vadali, some of them are Hotel Sashi Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Mamata (Tariff – Rs. 1000), G Square-The Budget Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Grand Central (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official languages of Vadali are Telugu and English.
The important festivals of Vadali are Sankranti which is celebrated in January, Ugadi which is celebrated in March, the Bathukamma festival or the Panduga which is celebrated in October and Pongal which is celebrated in January every year.
Places of Interest
There are several places that can be appealing to tourists in Vadali. Some of them are Ghantasala (11 km from the Krishna river), Hanuman Junction (10 km from Gudiwada), Kolleru Lake (5 km from Gudiwada) and the Lord Jagannath Swamy Temple (3 km from Vadali).
How to Get There
Vadali does not have its own airport. The nearest airport to Vadali is in Gannavaram, Vijaywada which is approximately 45 km away from Vadali.
There is no railway station or junction at Vadali. However, one can reach Vadali by getting down at Gudiwada junction which connects Vijayawada and many other cities in Andhra Pradesh.
To reach Vadali, one can take local buses from Gudiwada which is 15 km away from Vadali or from Vijayawada which is about 50 km away from Vadali. However to ensure a place on the bus, tickets can be booked in advance from Vijayawada for private bus services. There are quite a few online bus booking sites from where you can book your tickets to anywhere in India.