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
Dhoraji is on the banks of the river Safura, in the Rajkot district of Gujarat. This town is known to be a hub for various flourishing businesses including the production of edible oil, sugar, tile, plastic and education. However pollution in Dhoraji has drastically increased with the rise of these industries, leading to environmental concerns. The Dhoraji fort is a famous monument located here.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Dhoraji. Some of them are Aavkar Hotel, Vachharaj Hotel and Khodiyar Hotel. Local guest houses can also be found here.
The official language of Dhoraji is Gujarati. The national language of Hindi is also spoken here.
The festival of Dussehra is celebrated across the state during the month of October. The popular ‘Garba’ dance is performed here during this period.
Places of Interest
The main tourist attraction in Dhoraji is the Dhoraji Fort which was built in 1755 AD. A shrine of the Goddess Ashapura is located near the fort and is visited by many tourists. The Porbandar port which is situated 96 km from Dhoraji is another popular `tourist spot.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajkot airport and is located about 89 km away from the town.
The town is well-connected with Rajkot (88 km from Dhoraji), Porbandar (96 km from Dhoraji) and Jamnagar (113 km from Dhoraji).
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Surat, Gondal, Rajkot, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Upleta and Jetpur. Tulsi Travels, and Patel Tours and Travels are reliable bus operators in this region. If you are booking bus tickets for your journey, book online and travel without any tension.