Bhiloda is a village in Gujarat that is located about 105 kms from Ahmedabad and the town nearest to it is Himmatnagar which is about 45 km away. Bhildod is part of Aravalli District created on August 15 2013 and is Taluk headquarters of a number of village panchayats under its jurisdiction. Bhiloda has a multi-ethnic community and people from different parts of India have chosen to settle down here.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels in Bhiloda but there are budget hotels in Himmatnagar and Sabarkantha. One of them is the Sabarkantha Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000), another is Ashirvad Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 501-1000) and Stay Inn Hotel & Resort (Tariff – Rs. 501-1000).
The official languages of Bhiloda are Gujarati and Hindi. There is a smattering of Kutchi that is also spoken.
The most important festival in Bhiloda is Navratri, they also consider all Jain festivals to be important including Paryushan (which take place in the Shravan month.)
Places of Interest
Most tourist attractions in Bhiloda are ideal for those who are interested in visiting religious places. One of the most popular attractions is in Shamlaji (18 km) on the National Highway. Sabarkantha is only 40 km away from Bhiloda by bus. Danta Ambaji (77 km) and Ambaji (83 km) are also tourist places near Bhiloda.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Bhiloda is the Ahmedabad Airport which is approximately 105 km away.
Bhiloda has a railway station that is connected to other cities like Baroda, Surat and Rajkot.
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Vapi, Surat, Ankleshwar, Badoli, Daramali and Mumbai. The best bus operators on these routes include Asha Travels, Ramani Travels and Shree Chaudhari Travels. Book your tickets online through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.
The second largest city in the Indian State of Rajasthan was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the Kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert.
Places to Stay
There are beautiful places to stay in this marvellous city which include: The Blue House Hotel (charges Rs 1568 Onwards, 1.2 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Station Road), Hotel Haveli (charges Rs 1011 and above, 1.9 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Nai Sarak), Park Plaza - Jodhpur (Rs 4574 Onwards, 3.6 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Police Line Road) and Hotel Suncity International (Rs 1374 onwards, 3 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Police Line Road) and Kothi Heritage (Rs 2825 and above, 2.5 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on NH-112).
Marwar Festival :The most popular Jodhpur Festival - Marwar Festival, is Celebrated in the month of September-October in memory of Heroes of Rajasthan.Jodhpur Nagaur Fair:This is the second largest Fair in India which is celebrated during the month of January - February. It is popularly known as Cattle Fair of Nagaur.Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival:Started few years ago this festival has gained immense popularity. It is held on 14th of January every year.
Main languages of this region are Hindi, Marwari and Rajasthani.
Places to Visit
Mehrangarh Fort which is 4.2 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand is one of the most beautiful and main tourist spots in Jodhpur. Jaswant Thada which is 4 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand, Bal Samand Lake and Palace which is 10 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand and Kaylana Lake which is 9.1 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand.
How to Get There
Jodhpur Airport is the prominent Airport in Rajasthan and is connected to the major cities.
Jodhpur Railway Station is well connected to Major Cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Pune, Kota, Kanpur, Bareilly, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Dhanbad, Guwahati, Nagpur, Lucknow, Gwalior and Jaipur. The railway station is also the originating point for various trains like Jodhpur – Indore Express, Jodhpur – Chennai express, Jodhpur – Puri Express, Mandore Express, Suryanagri Superfast Express etc
Jodhpur is connected by Road to all major cities in Rajasthan. Outer States are also well connected like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat, Ujjain, Agra. Rajasthan Roadways is providing Volvo bus service to major cities. Discounted bus tickets are available on a number of travel websites like TicketGoose.com.