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.
Ranavav is a village panchayat, headquartered in the Porbandar district of Gujarat. It is situated at a distance of 13 km from the city of Porbandar and 60 km from Upleta city of Rajkot district. The distance from Rananvav to the state capital of Gandhinagar is 407 km. Being located at the edge of Bardo Jungle, it stretches from Jamnagar to Porbandar, and connects major nearby cities and towns.
Places to Stay
Several budget friendly hotels are available in Ranavav that ensure a comfortable stay. Some of them which are worth mentioning are Hotel Natraj (Tariff – Rs. 344), Hotel lila’s (Tariff – Rs. 529), Hotel Indraprasth (Tariff – Rs. 545), Hotel Pride (Tariff – Rs. 764), Hotel Kuber (Tariff – Rs. 969) and many more.
The official language of Ranavav is Gujarati.
The major festivals celebrated in Ranavav are Dhanteras in October, Kite festival in January , Holi in March, Vautha Mela in November, and Navarathri in October to name a few.
Places of Interest
A number of places of tourist attractions are available in Ranavav. Among them, the beautiful Ennore Beach is a must-see to enjoy the golden sunrays on water and the low tide. Other important places worth a visit are the Porbandar sea beach, the ancient ruins of Ghumli, Bharat Mandir, Kamla Nehru Park, Huzoor Palace etc.
How to Get There
The Porbandar Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 10 km from Ranavav.
The nearest railway station is the Ranavav Railway Station, at a distance of 3 km from the village.
Regular buses are available from Ranavav as the place is well-connected to the nearby cities and towns. The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) is major bus service provider that ply across all the important routes of the place. There are also many private bus operators such as SRS Travels, Sagar Travels, Aakash travels and the like. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.