Bhatiya is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The village is close to the historic towns of Porbandar and Dwarka on the beaches of the Arabian Sea, which lie at distances of 75 and 45 km respectively. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Jamnagar, which lies 102 km away on the coast of the Gulf of Kutch.
Places to Stay
With the village being so small and thus not having adequate lodging facilities, one will have to travel to Jamnagar ( 50 km) to put up for the night. Some of the options one can try out are Shiv Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), President Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Punit Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and Bansi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of the region is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The main events in the area are Holi, Ram Navami, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera, Diwali and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village on its own does not have even a single place of tourist interest. However, Jamnagar city at a distance of 50 km have plenty of options to offer such as Darbargarh Palace, Lakhota Fort, Willingdon Crescent, Bohra Hajira and Bala Hanuman Temple among others.
How to Get There
The closest major airport is the Jamnagar Airport in Govardhanpur at a distance of 97 km.
The nearest railway station is the Porbandar Railway Station at a distance of 73 km.
Mostly it is the state-run buses which cater to the needs of the populace of the village. Booking a bus ticket has never been easier as you can book through your mobile as well.