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.
Navsari is a city and municipality in the Surat metropolitan region and also the administrative headquarters of Navsari district of Gujarat, India. Navsari is also the twin city of Surat, and is 37 kms south of Surat. Many Parsis settled down in this city in around 11th century AD and named it Navu Sari which meant ‘New Sari’. Navsari is popular for its various types of Zoroastrian arts, crafts and cuisine.
Places to stay
Some of the popular budget hotels in Navsari are Anmol Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 800) Hotel Royal Regency (Tariff - Rs 1400), Modi Resort (Tariff- Rs. 1150).
The official language of Navsari is Gujarati.
Apart from all the common festivals, a festival unique to Navsari is the Dhinglo Festival (July).
Places to visit
There are many places to be visit in Navsari. Some of them are Dudhiya Talav (1.5 kms from bus stand), Atash Behram (80 kms), J.N. Tata Memorial Hall (4 kms), Ravariya Bapa temple, Parsvanath Jain temple (1.7 kms), Dargah of Sayed Saadat (2 kms) and Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (43 kms).
How to Get There
The closest airport to Navsari is 30 kms away at Surat.
The Surat railway station is the closest major railway station (31 kms) to Navsari
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) runs Busses from Major cities to Towns and Villages in Navsari. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Paulo Travels, O.P. Tours & Travels and Asha Travels. Booking bus tickets through ticketgoose.com is a hassle-free experience.