Bhatia is a suburban potion of Surat city in the westernmost state of Gujarat. The area is located at a distance of 22 km south-east of the city. It is a part of the Surat district. The city is often referred to as ‘the city of flyovers’ and happens to be the eighth largest city in India.
Places to Stay
Being an important city in a strategically important state, Surat does not run out of lodging options. Some of the good hotels which are worth a try are Alfa Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Citizen Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Yadgar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Sarita Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The best places of interest in the city are Chintamani Jain Temple, Sardar Patel Museum, Dumas Beach (21 km away from the main city), Dutch Cemetery, Suvali Beach (28 km away from the city), Blues Adventures (a recreational -cum- water sports-park) among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Surat Airport in Surat city at a distance of 27 km.
The Surat Railway Station is the closest railway station at a distance of 23 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply in the region. Shree Hari travels is one of the private operators in the region. Book online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com and avail of a number of offers and discounts.