Bhavnagar in Gujarat is known for its different temples like Khodiyar Mata Temple, Digamber Jain Temple and Malnath Shiv Temple. The Shiva temple in Bhavnagar attracts many devotees during Maha Shivratri. Its nearby tourist destinations are Palitana, Nilambag Palace, Kala Bhandars and Takhteshwar.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Bhavnagar. Some of them are Blue Hills Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Relax Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Nilambay Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Apollo (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official languages of Bhavnagarare Gujarati and Hindi. Other languages spoken are Sindhi and English.
The important festivals of Bhavnagar are Makar Sankranti (January), Maha Shivratri (March), Ganesh Pooja (August) and Deepawali (November).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attractions in Bhavnagar. Some of them include Takhteshwar Temple (1.4 km), Gandhi Smriti (1 km) and Sihor (19 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Bhavnagar Airport, which is located 7 km away.
Bhavnagar Terminus Railway Station is just 2 km away from the city.
Bhavnagar is 50 km away from Talaja by road. The closest bus stand, Bhavnagar Bus Station, is just a kilometre away from the city. Local travellers can use local buses to commute from Bhavnagar to nearby major cities like Delhi, Jaipur or Gandhinagar. You can opt for online bus booking and travel with ease.
Palanpur is a city and a municipality of Banaskantha district in the state of Gujarat. It is 126 kms from state capital Gandhinagar towards south. The city is one of the largest cities in North Gujarat after Mehsana. Palanpur is known as "flower city" because of perfumes (Itar) available here. It is also known for its textile retail market and diamonds. A number of primary industries including dairy & marbles are situated in or around the city.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in Palanpur Cappal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Way Wait Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1300), Hotel Bilipatra (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Green Woods Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Palanpur is Gujarati. People also speak Hindi.
Navratri (October), Diwali (October or November), Holi (March), Vasant Panchmi (January / February), Rakshbandhan (August) and Uttarayan (January) are the important festivals celebrated in Palanpur.
Places to Visit
Some of the places to visit are Balaram Palace (31 kms), The Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary (15 kms), Sun Temple (96 kms), Gayatri Temple (5.2 kms), Jain temples (1.2 kms), Ambaji temple located in Ambaji (55 kms) Kedarnath Mahadev Temple (32 kms) and Balaram Mahadev temple (14 kms).
How to Get There
The nearest international airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad (142kms)
Abu Road Railway Station is nearest major railway station (53 kms) to Palanpur.
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC), Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) and some private travel services have regular buses to Palanpur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Sifat Tours & Travels, Soni Tours & Travels, Shreenath Travelers and Neeta Tours and Travels. Online bus booking site like Ticketgoose.com provides tickets with best deals.