Bilbari is a small village in the westernmost state of Gujarat. The place is located at a distance of 167 km away from Surat, the city which is often referred to as ‘the city of flyovers’ and happens to be the eighth largest city in India. The village sits exactly on the state’s border with Maharashtra.
Places to Stay
One will have to venture into Surat in search of good hotels. Being an important city in a strategically important state, Surat does not run out of lodging options. Some of the good hotels which are worth a try are Alfa Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Citizen Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Yadgar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Sarita Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The best places of interest in Surat are Chintamani Jain Temple, Sardar Patel Museum, Dumas Beach (21 km away from the main city), Dutch Cemetery, Suvali Beach (28 km away from the city), Blues Adventures (a recreational park-cum- water sports centre) among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Surat Airport in Surat city at a distance of 178 km.
The Surat Railway Station is the closest major railway station at a distance of 165 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply in the region. Shree Hari travels is one of the private operators in the region. Book bus tickets to your favourite destination through various bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.