Ankadiya is a small village in the Kathiawar peninsula in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The place is quite close to the regional hub of Rajkot, which lies at a distance of 49 km. Travellers need to keep themselves well-equipped to face the oppressive heat of the region. Wanderers can stop by in the village for roadside refreshments.
Places to Stay
Some of the best budget hotels which are worth a try in Rajkot are Aditya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Motel The Village Resorts (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Rajdoot Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and Upasana Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Ankadiyal is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The village on its own merit does not have places of tourist attraction. The neighbouring Rajkot, however, has a good list of tourist options among which Lang Library, Gebanshah Pir Dargah, Swaminarayan Temple, Hashanshah Pir Dargah, Turkibapu's Dargah, Mohandas Gandhi High School, Watson Museum and Rotary Midtown Library are must-visits among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajkot Airport at a distance of 52 km.
The Rajkot Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 50 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Ankadiya to different cities in the region. Ashwamegh Travels and Neeta Travels are some of the bus operators catering to passengers on this route. Travellers prefer to opt for online booking of bus tickets as they can comfortably get their tickets from the confines of their homes or offices.