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
Shapar is a small town on the outskirts of Rajkot District in Gujarat. It’s nearly 264 km from Gujarat’s state capital Gandhinagar and almost 33 km away from Rajkot. Due to its proximity to Rajkot, Shapar has become an industrial zone. The main tourist attractions near Shapar are two cities, Rajkot and Gondal because of their rich historical legacy.
Places to Stay
There are some budget hotels located nearly 20 km from Shapar such as Hotel Savera Palace (Tariff – Rs. 780), Hotel JMC (Tariff – Rs. 518), Hotel Ravi Raj Palace (Tariff – Rs. 814), Hotel Ashok, and (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
Locals prefer speaking Gujarati here. Other languages spoken include Hindi.
The best time to visit Shapar is during festivals such as Navratri in October and Makar Sankranti in January.
Places of Interest
Tourist attractions are The Mahatma Gandhi House (5 km from Rajkot), Jagat Mandir (5 km from Rajkot), Lang Library (8 km from Rajkot), Watson Museum (5 km from Rajkot) and the beautiful palaces of Gondal dating back to 17 century like the Naulakha Palace which is now a private museum.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is in Rajkot. It is located about 24 km away from Shapar.
Nearest Railway Stations are Gondal (12 km), Rajkot (34 km).
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Chikhali, Rajkot, Bharuch and more. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Mahasagar Travels. Get Volvo bus ticket booking to anywhere in India by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website.