Bagodara is a small village located in Ahmedabad district in Gujarat. It is about 70km away from the district headquarters.
Places to Stay
Ahmedabad, around 70km away, has some good budget hotels. Some of them are Neelkanth Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Metropole Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotel Radiant (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotel Royal Pride (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Heritage (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
The official language of Bagodara is Gujarati.
Uttarayan, the kite flying festival that is popular throughout the state, is celebrated here as well, in January. Navratri is celebrated with much fervour in the month of October.
Places of Interest
Ahmedabad, (70 km) away, is the nearest tourist destination to Bagodara. Bhadra Fort and Victoria Garden, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque and Hathee Singh Jain Temple are worth a visit. The Sanskar Kendra, Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial are all museums that are must-visit spots.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Bagodara is the Ahmedabad airport, located 72 km away.
The nearest major railway station is Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station, 67 km away. There are daily trains from here to major cities all across the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Chennai and Kolkata amongst others.
Rajkamal Travels, Akash Travels, Shree Mahavir Travels, Gayatri Travels and Jay Bhavani Travels are reliable private operators who run daily buses from Ahmedabad bus station. Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket booking facility is the best way to book your online tickets
Situated in the western part of India, Junagadh literally translates to “Old Fort”. The city is also called “Sorath”. The 7th largest city in Gujarat, it is very close to the capital city of Gandhinagar. Replete with ancient structures and relics, the city is a perfect blend of the present and the past.
Budget Hotels in Junagadh
Some hotels at Junagadh are Hotel Indralok Junagadh (Tariff- Rs. 1571), Hotel Vishala (Tariff- Rs. 1578), The Lotus Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 1200) and Picnic Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 1000).
The official language of Junagadh is Gujarati. Hindi is also extensively spoken here.
Events in Junagadh
The people of Junagadh celebrate a variety of festivals. Important Indian festivals like Diwali in October - November, Mahashivrathri in February and Holi in March are celebrated here. There is also a Shivratri mela in February that lasts for five days.
Places to See in Junagadh
There are many places of interest in the city. The fort walls that surround the entire city, the mausoleums of the Nawabs of Junagadh, the Tomb of Nuri Shah are just some of them. Also, close to the city is the Gir National park.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Rajkot which is just an hour away, at a distance of 99 km.
Junagadh has its very own railway station which is well connected to all major cities in India.
The city does not have its very own bus stand. The state bus services are available from Porbander which is about 80 minutes from Junagadh. You can also find frequent services from Rajkot and Veraval. TicketGoose.com provides online bus tickets booking facility for travellers visiting their favourite destinations.