Also referred to as the "Paris of India", Bardoli is a popular city in the state of Gujarat. This is one of the primary satellite towns and an important commercial hub of the state. It has a population of about 6.75 lakh people and the Bardoli Sugar Factory is the largest sugar factory in Asia presently.
Places to Stay
There are a number of accommodation options for visitors such as Hotel Sahyog, Hotel Amiras and Hotel Royal Regency.
Diwali, Holi and Ganesh Chaturthi are the major events across the year.
Gujarati is the local language spoken in Bardoli. Hindi and English are commonly spoken.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit near Bardoli are Surat Fort and Dumas Beach. All these places located about 30km away.
How to Get There
Surat Airport has air direct connectivity with Delhi & Mumbai and is located 35km away. Other centres can be reached via Delhi or Mumbai.
Surat railway station located 35km away provides connectivity to Amravati, Raipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Bhopal and many other centres.
Due to its proximity to Surat, Bardoli is well connected by road. Buses to Akola, Shirdi, Malegaon, and Yeola are available from Bardoli. Various bus ticket online booking sites make it convenient for travellers to book their tickets with ease.
Dharva is a small village in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh, which lies at a distance of 32 km north-west. Those seeking to ride in to Nepal from Varanasi may stop by in the village for refreshments. Other major urban areas nearby are Ayodhya and Varanasi at the distances of 124 and 191 km respectively.
Places to Stay
Dharva as a village is not really a tourist hotspot. The neighbouring Gorakhpur has plenty of options. Some of the hotels worth a try are Avantika Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotel Grand Chaudhary Platino (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Ganges Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Hotel San Plaza (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official languages of the area are Hindi and Urdu. English is also understood in certain places such as hotels.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Ram Navami in April, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in Gorakhpur are Gorakhnath Temple, Leela Chitra Mandir, Geeta Press, Vishnu Mandir, Suraj Kund, Imambara (a Shi’ite Muslim structure), Believer's Church India, Saint Andrew's Church and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Goarakhpur Airport at a distance of 37 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Gorakhpur Junction Railway Station at a distance of 32 km.
The city has one of the busiest bus depots in the region with services connecting to almost all district headquarters. Mostly state-run UPSRTC buses serve the local populace here. Buses for the village are available from Gorakhpur. If you are travelling long distance by a Volvo bus you will have a comfortable journey with ample leg space.