Bhujpar is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It is located at a distance of 57 km away from the major regional urban hub, Bhuj. The village is sort of sandwiched on a stretch of land between the Gulf of Kutch and Rann of Kutch lake. Those looking for an outing in the midst of water bodies can head to this place.
Places to Stay
Some of the best budget hotels which are worth a try in Bhuj are Poonam Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Anjali Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Dollar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Ryan Resort & Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of Bhuj is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village as a whole does not have tourist places to boast of. There are, however, many places to visit in the city of Bhuj. One can always go on a ride to the coastal areas at a distance of 58 km from the city (one hour away) and enjoy the magnificent sunset views over the Arabian Sea. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the city are Kutch Museum, Cenotaphs Complex , Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal Palace and others.
The nearest airport to the city is the Bhuj Airport located at a distance of 59 km.
Bhuj Railway Station is the major railway station at a distance of 57 km west of the village.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Bhuj to different towns in the region. Buses to the village are readily available from Bhuj. There are numerous bus ticket online booking sites from where you will get a number of offers and discounts.
Nadiad is a small city forming a part of the Kheda district in Gujarat. Its neighbours are Anand (18 km) and Kheda (22 km). It is also called Natapadra or Natpur (City of Natas). The number 9 is of historical significance in Nadiad, as there are 9 routes into the city, 9 lakes and step wells around it and 9 villages near it. Mahatma Gandhi started his Satyagraha movement from Kheda, while staying at the alms house in Nadiad.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Nadiad: Hotel Comfort World (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Hotel Blue Room (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official languages of Nadiad are Gujarati and Hindi. A smattering of English is spoken here too.
Navratri, Krishna Janmashthami, and Ram Navami are celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Badhir Garden and the School for the Deaf and Mute are two places worth visiting. Santram Mandir, a 700 year old temple that is still served by a living Saint, and the Mahakali Mataji Mandir- approximately 255 years old, at the entrance to the city, are a must visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Nadiad is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad located about 63 km away.
Nadiad has its own railway station that connects it to the rest of Gujarat through the Western Railways.
There are daily bus services to Bhilwara, Surat, Abu Road, Ahmedabad and other places in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Shrinath Travel Agency, Punjab Travels, Neeta Tours and Travels. It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility