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
Tarapur is an industrial town that is situated 45 km from Virar in the state of Maharashtra. It is 96 km away from the Thane district in the Konkan region and is 110 km away from Mumbai. It is well connected to Mumbai by rail and road.
Places to Stay
Tarapur is a small town and so, does not have many hotels nearby. Homestays are available but for budget-friendly hotels one needs to visit the Boisar district which is nearby. Some of these hotels are Hotel Boisar Residency (Tariff – Rs. 501 to Rs. 1000), Hotel Sahara Residency (Tariff – Rs. 501 to Rs. 1000) and Hotel Sarovar (Tariff – Rs. 501 to Rs. 1000.)
The official language of Tarapur is Marathi. Other languages that are spoken here include Gujarati, Hindi and Sindhi.
Some of the popular festivals of Tarapur that are celebrated with great enthusiasm include Dussehra (October) and Deepavali (November.)
Places of Interest
The Tarapur Atomic Power Station is the most popular tourist attraction in Tarapur. Dahanu (16 km away), Bordi (30 km away), Pandharpur and Solapur are few other tourist spots that lie near Tarapur.
How to Get There
The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (96 km away) is the nearest airport. The Pune airport is 191 km away from Tarapur.
Boisar (20 km off NH-8) is the railway station nearest to Tarapur. The Solapur Jn. is 7.8 km away from Tarapur.
There are regular bus services that ply from Tarapur to towns and cities such as Mumbai, Pune and Thane. Neeta Travels, Abhishek Travels and Sai Seema Travels are some of the good bus operators in this region. Today Volvo bus service has become very popular amongst travellers across India.