Betma is a small town from the Indore district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is an old town from the Malwa region and is believed to have been around since the 11 century AD. Indore (27 km) is the city nearest to Betma. The name ‘Betma’ comes from the Hindi words ‘baith’ meaning sit and ‘ma’ meaning mother. Betma has many places that are interesting for tourists.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Betma, Indore (which is nearby) has several budget hotels that tourists can choose from. Hotel Omni Palace Indore (Tariff – Rs. 1000-1500), Hotel Kanchan (Tariff – Rs. 1000-1500) and Diamond Boutique Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000-1500) are a few of them.
The official language of Betma is Hindi.
The important festivals of Betma are the Hindu festivals of Holi, Navratri and Diwali.
Places of Interest
Ghat Bilod is close to Betma and there are several places that can be visited by tourists there including the Gomateshwar temple (32 km), shrines that are dedicated to the 24 tirthankaras and the Bada Ganapathi temple (32 km.)There are also some smaller temples in Betma that can be visited.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Betma is the Indore airport which is located about 27 km away from the town.
Betma is connected to Madhya Pradesh and beyond by trains that arrive at the Indore Junction.
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Ankleshwar, Aspur, Badnawar, Banswara, Baroda, Bharuch, Bilwara, Chittor, Chotila, Dahod, Devgarh, Gangapur, Jaisamand, Nadiad, Nagda, Rajkot, Ratlam and Surat (among others.) The best bus operators in this region are considered to be Multani-Sona Travels, Gagan Travels and Dhariwal Travels. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.
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