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.
Ankleshwar is a city in the Bharuch district of Gujarat. It is 10 km from Bharuch. It is known for its industrial township called GIDC. It has also held an office of ONGC – Oil and Natural gas Corporation Limited. The city has over 1000chemical plants that produce pesticides, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and paints. It has a population of over 80,000 with a very high literacy rate both among men and women.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options for visitors catering to all low and mid range budgets and tastes such as Shalimar Hotel, Hotel Apex, Horizon Hotel and Plaza Hotel. These fall within a range of Rs 1000 to Rs 1800.
NavratriMahotsav, International Kite festival on 14th January, Holi, Diwali, BhadraPurnima Fair during August and September, ShamlajiMelo during November, VathnaMela in November and TrineteshwarMahadev Fair during September.
Guajarati is the primary language spoken. However, English and Hindi are understood.
Places to Visit
Mumbai has several beaches, architectural buildings, religious sites, museums and other attractions.
How to Get There
At a distance of 63 km, is Surat airport which offers reasonable connectivity to several cities across the country.
Ankleshwar Railway station is 2 km from the city. Wider connectivity to major towns and cities is available from this station.
NH8 connects Ankleshwar to Mumbai and Delhi. Neeta Travels, Shrinath Travel Agency, MarutiNandan Travels and GSRTC carry smooth bus operations. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers