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
Chopda is located in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district. It is an important stop on the Maharashtra- Madhya Pradesh trade route. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Indore, across the border in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh at a distance of 249 km (about four hours’ drive). Temple and cuisine enthusiasts must visit this place.
Places to Stay
There are many budget accommodation choices near Chopda; some of which are Hotel Royal Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000 onwards), President Cottage Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000 onwards), and Mahendra Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000 onwards).
The official language of the area is Marathi. Other languages that are spoken here include Urdu, Gujarati, Marwari, Bhilau, English and Hindi.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The tourist spots near Chopda include the Manudevi waterfalls, the hot water spring at Unapdev (which is located around 6 km away), the Rel Maruti Mandir that is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the Shani Maharaj Temple and the Kargil Chowk. The Rameshwaram temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva) is situated around 20 km away.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Chopda is the Jalgaon Airport which is located around 73 km away from Jalgaon city.
The Jalgaon Junction Railway Station is the closest major railway station at a distance of 50 km.
There are regular bus services to Chopda provided by various private travel operators. There are buses which connect Dharangaon, Amalner, Jalgaon and Bhusaval to Chopda. Make use of cheap bus tickets online at Ticketgoose.com