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
Kutiyana is a city located in the state of Gujarat and comes under the Porbandar district. Kutiyana is located only 40 km from the district headquarters-Porbandar. It is located on a major national highway which ensures it is well connected by road to important cities in the state. This makes it a hub for nearby villages for their lifestyle and entertainment needs.
Places to Stay
Nearby Porbandar has a number of budget hotel options. Hotel Kaveri International (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Moon Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Harmony Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Silver Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) are some of them.
Gujarati and Hindi are the official languages of Kutiyana. English is also widely spoken.
Navratri and Gandhi Jayanthi both celebrated in October. Porbandar Mela is organised in August-September annually.
Places of Interest
Porbandar is the nearest tourist destination to Kutiyana. Here, the Porbandar Bird Sanctuary and Chowpati beach are popular natural getaways. Other must visits include Kirti Mandir-the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi, Rokadia Hanuman Temple, Sudama Mandir as well as the Nehru Planetarium.
How to Get There
The nearest domestic airport is the Porbandar Airport, situated 38 km away.
Sakhpur Railway Station is the nearest station to Kutiyana with daily services to important cities in the state. However to reach other cities like Delhi, Jaipur, and Kolkata one must catch a train from the Rajkot Railway Station which is about 130 km away.
Private operators like Mahasagar Travels, Eagle Travels, and Ramkrupa Travels are all reliable and provide regular bus services. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers.