Bikaner is an attractive city in the state of Rajasthan. The city and its surroundings are home to great cultural and historical places such as Lalgardh Palace, Laxmi Niwas Palace and Junagarh Fort to name a few. For food-lovers, Bikaner is also known for its namkeens (tasty snacks). It is also called the ‘Camel Country,’ as the best riding camels of the world are found in the city.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Bikaner. Some of them are Sagar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Vrindavan Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Mangalam (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Regent Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official languages of Bikanerare Rajasthani and Marwari. Other languages spoken are Hindi and English.
The important festivals of Bikaner are Maha Shivratri (March), Holi (March), Dussehra (October) and Diwali (November).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attractions in Bikaner. Some of them are Camel Research Firm (8 km), Devi Kund (8 km), Gajner wildlife Sanctuary (32 km).
How to Get There
Surat Gujarat Airport is the closest airport situated at a distance of 173 km from the city.
The closest railway station is Bikaner Junction Railway Station, which is situated in the city itself.
Bikaner is directly connected to major cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Ajmer. The nearest bus stand is Bikaner Bus Station, which is just a kilometre away from the city. There are options for local travellers to get around in local buses. Today Volvo bus service has become very popular amongst travellers across India.
Ankleshwar is a city in the Bharuch district of Gujarat. It is 10 km from Bharuch. It is known for its industrial township called GIDC. It has also held an office of ONGC – Oil and Natural gas Corporation Limited. The city has over 1000chemical plants that produce pesticides, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and paints. It has a population of over 80,000 with a very high literacy rate both among men and women.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options for visitors catering to all low and mid range budgets and tastes such as Shalimar Hotel, Hotel Apex, Horizon Hotel and Plaza Hotel. These fall within a range of Rs 1000 to Rs 1800.
NavratriMahotsav, International Kite festival on 14th January, Holi, Diwali, BhadraPurnima Fair during August and September, ShamlajiMelo during November, VathnaMela in November and TrineteshwarMahadev Fair during September.
Guajarati is the primary language spoken. However, English and Hindi are understood.
Places to Visit
Mumbai has several beaches, architectural buildings, religious sites, museums and other attractions.
How to Get There
At a distance of 63 km, is Surat airport which offers reasonable connectivity to several cities across the country.
Ankleshwar Railway station is 2 km from the city. Wider connectivity to major towns and cities is available from this station.
NH8 connects Ankleshwar to Mumbai and Delhi. Neeta Travels, Shrinath Travel Agency, MarutiNandan Travels and GSRTC carry smooth bus operations. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers