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.
Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra and also the financial capital of India. It has many sobriquets like ‘The City of Dreams’ and ‘The city which never sleeps.’ The name ‘Mumbai’ is derived from Mumba or Maha-Amba, which is the name of the Goddess Mumbadevi and ‘Aai’ which in Marathi means Mother. The city was earlier known as Bombay, before being officially changed to Mumbai in 1995.
Budget Hotels in Mumbai
There are good budget hotels in the city of Mumbai. Some of these are the Eden Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 250 and 3 km from International Airport), Hotel Anjali Inn (Tariff – Rs. 970 and 7 km from Domestic Airport), and Hotel Good Luck (Tariff – Rs. 990 and 15 minutes from the International Airport).
The official language of Mumbai is Marathi. Other languages spoken here are English, Hindi, Gujarati as well as Urdu.
Events in Mumbai
Mumbai is well known for its night life. Occasions like the New Year celebrations are renowned. Major festivals like Diwali, Holi, Eid as well as Navratri are celebrated with great pomp and grandeur here.
Places to See in Mumbai
There are plenty of places to visit in Mumbai. Prominent among them are The Gateway of India (29 km from Airport), Marine Drive (28 km from airport), Bandra Bandstand (13 km from airport) among other places.
How to Get There
The Mumbai International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country. It has a domestic as well as international terminal. It is located 26 km from the southernmost part of the city, Colaba.
The three main railway terminals in Mumbai are Mumbai Central (9km from Colaba), Bandra Terminus (15 km from Colaba) and Victoria Terminus (3 km from Colaba).
Operators like Neeta Travels and Abhi Travels provide regular bus connectivity to Mumbai. TicketGoose.com offers online bus booking in India to travellers visiting more than 4,000 destinations.