Barpatoli is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The picturesque Arabian Sea coast is only 24 km away. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the town of Diu at a distance of 56 km south-west along the coast. The Mityala Gir National Park is not too far either and is located at a distance of 39 km north-west. Those with a thirst for beach-side drives, cuisine and Indian culture should definitely visit this place.
Places to Stay
Being a village, the place lacks proper lodging facilities. There are a couple of good budget hotels in Diu to choose from. Some of the options which you can consider are Comfort Holiday Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Sugati Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Apana Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Sea View Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting around Barpatoli are Diu Fort, St. Paul’s Church, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Church, Shiv Mandir on Gangeshwar Coast. The beach is not to be forgotten, from where magnificent views of both sunrise and sunset can be witnessed.
How to Get There
The major airport close to the village is Diu Airport at a distance of 65 km.
The Mahuva Railway Station is the closest railway station at a distance of 46 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply in the region. Among the popular bus operators in the region are Jay Khodiyar Travels and JK Travels. Buses to the town are available from Amreli as well as Diu. Online bus booking in India is one of the most preferred ways of getting bus tickets to various popular places in India.