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.
Vaijapur is located in Maharashtra, India. It is very close to Shirdi, another stop in India’s map of religious tourism. Vaijapur was earlier known as Baizapur and is often referred to as the ‘Gateway of Marathwada’.
Places to Stay
One’s best bet for accommodation at Vaijapur would either be a local homestay or a government guest house. Some budget hotels you could choose from are Hotel Surya and Hotel Sindh.
The official language of Vaijapur is Marathi. Hindi, Marwari, Ahirani and English are also spoken here.
Ganesh Chaturthi in the month of August or September and Mahashivratri in February or March are celebrated with great fervour every year.
Places of Interest
There are a few destinations one should visit, which are close Vaijapur. There is the Naugaji Baba Dargah, which is one of the oldest dargahs in the place. Gangagiri Maharaj Samadhi Sthal at Sarala Bet Island is located nearby. There is also Vaijnath Temple, after which the city is named.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Pune, which is around 172 km away.
The nearest major railway station is at Sainagar Shirdi (SNSI), which is about 17 km away. The other closest railway station is at Rotegaon, which is about 6 km away. Vaijapur is well-connected by rail to cities like Mumbai and Hyderabad.
The Nagpur-Aurangabad-Mumbai express highway cuts across the Vaijapur Tehsil. There are many buses that run on this route, connecting cities such as Mumbai and Aurangabad with Vaijapur. Travel operators such as Dadar Tourist Centre and Dolphin Travels offer services along the Mumbai-Vaijapur route. Bus operators such as Humsafar Travels, Rajlaxmi Travel Agency offer services between Aurangabad and Vaijapur. convenient schedules and price. Most of the travellers these days opt for online bus ticket reservation.