Baradiya is a small town in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It is located in the Kathiawar peninsula at a distance of 32 km from the nearest urban hub of Junagadh. The coast of Arabian Sea is also not far away and is located at a distance of 67 km (an hour and fifteen minutes’ drive away). The place is both hot and humid besides being dreary.
Places to Stay
Budget hotels which are worth trying for a stay are in Junagadh. Some of them are Shikhar Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Vishala Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Sapphire (Tariff – Rs. 800), New Somnath Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and others.
The official language of Baradiya is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The best places of interest in the region are in the neighbouring city of Junagadh. Places which are worth a visit are Uparkot, Jama Masjid, Junagadh Caves, the old part of the town, Rohidas Ashram and others. The Gir National Park, famous for its lions, is also a must-see.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Diu Airports at a distance of 120 km.
The Junagadh Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 33 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply in the region. Shree Hari travels is one of the private operators catering to passengers on this route. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.