Baswada is a small village in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The nearest major agglomeration is the city of Ratlam at distance of 33 km. The village is very close to the similar sounding Banswara district across the border in Rajasthan. Though the village may not bring in visitors with specific aims, they can always stop by to grab a bite at the local dhabas.
Places to Stay
Being a village, naturally there are no places to put up for the night. One is forced to venture into Ratlam for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Hotel Sagar Castle (Tariff – Rs. 900), Hotel Rhythm Palace (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Gaurav (Tariff – Rs. 700), Palash Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 650) and others.
The official language of Baswada is Hindi. Urdu is also used in some areas of the region.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village in itself may not have anything interesting to offer. However, the state in itself is a haven of tourist attraction, often referred to as ‘Hindustan-ka-Dil’ or the heart of India. The neighbouring city of Ratlam has a couple of tourist attractions among which Sagod Jain Temple, Hussain Tekri Jaora, Barbad Hanuman Temple are worth a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Devi Ahillyabai Holkar Airport in Indore at a distance of 172 km.
Ratlam Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 32 km.
Both state transport as well as private buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Booking bus tickets through Ticketgoose is the easiest mode to buy your tickets.
Ankleshwar is a city in the Bharuch district of Gujarat. It is 10 km from Bharuch. It is known for its industrial township called GIDC. It has also held an office of ONGC – Oil and Natural gas Corporation Limited. The city has over 1000chemical plants that produce pesticides, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and paints. It has a population of over 80,000 with a very high literacy rate both among men and women.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options for visitors catering to all low and mid range budgets and tastes such as Shalimar Hotel, Hotel Apex, Horizon Hotel and Plaza Hotel. These fall within a range of Rs 1000 to Rs 1800.
NavratriMahotsav, International Kite festival on 14th January, Holi, Diwali, BhadraPurnima Fair during August and September, ShamlajiMelo during November, VathnaMela in November and TrineteshwarMahadev Fair during September.
Guajarati is the primary language spoken. However, English and Hindi are understood.
Places to Visit
Mumbai has several beaches, architectural buildings, religious sites, museums and other attractions.
How to Get There
At a distance of 63 km, is Surat airport which offers reasonable connectivity to several cities across the country.
Ankleshwar Railway station is 2 km from the city. Wider connectivity to major towns and cities is available from this station.
NH8 connects Ankleshwar to Mumbai and Delhi. Neeta Travels, Shrinath Travel Agency, MarutiNandan Travels and GSRTC carry smooth bus operations. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers