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
Dasada is a small village located in Surendranagar district in Gujarat. It is a part of the Little Rann of Kutch, which is a salt marsh and an ecologically rich area part of the larger area that forms the Rann of Kutch. Dasada is about 84 km away from the district headquarters.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Viramgam, about 32 km away. Some of them are Raviraj Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500), Hotel Paradise (Tariff – Rs.500) and Hotel Asopalav (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of Dasada is Gujarati. Hindi and Kutchi are also widely spoken.
Rann Utsav is organised from mid-December to mid-January every year. It is an event that celebrates the vibrant Kutchi culture and is popular among tourists.
Places of Interest
Dasada is a major bird watching destination and the most popular place for this is the Little Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary. The Crafts Village is another must-visit where visitors get to see bandhini tye-and-dye, Patola silk weavers, block printing and wood carving amongst other art and craftwork.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Dasada is the Ahmedabad airport which is located 90 km away.
The nearest major railway station is Viramnagar Railway Station which is just 30km away. There are daily trains from here to Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Surat.
Shiv Shakti Travels, Diamond Tours and Travels, Jay Bhavani Travels and Gayatri Travels are some of the private operators who run services from Dasada and Viramgam. Avail of online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com when plan your holiday.