Bilkha is in the district of Saurashtra in Gujarat. The cities nearest to Bilkha are Rajkot (118 km), Junagadh (22 km) and Jamnagar (160 km). Bilkha is a princely state with a number of other villages under it that has been ruled by the Wala Dynasty since they acceded to power in February 1948. Bilkha’s present ruler is Raja Saheb Ramendra Singhji who has been on the throne since 2011.
Places to Stay
Although there no hotels in Bilkha itself there are a few budget hotels in Junagadh. These include Sukhsagar Gir Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above), The Lotus Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above) and Hotel Platinum (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above).
The official language of Bilkha is Gujarati but Hindi is also spoken in some areas.
The important festivals celebrated in Bilkha are Ganesh Chathurthi in the Shravan Month and Navratri in the Bhadrupada month.
Places of Interest
There are several places that can be considered as tourist attractions in and around Bilkha. The Shreenathji temple at Rajkot (118 km) is one of the most famous temples in all of Saurashtra. the Gir Forest located in Junagadh (22 km) away from Bilkha and is a popular among those who are interested in wildlife. The Gir Sanctuary (32 km) is popular for its lions.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Bilkha is Jamnagar Airport. The Govardhanpur Airport is located about 160 km away from the town.
Bilkha is connected to Junagadh, Jamnagar and other places in Gujarat and beyond by rail.
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Karjan and Bhesan. The best bus operators on these routes are Shree Hari Travels, SVR Tours and Travels and Jay Khodiyar Travels. When you book online bus tickets from Ticketgoose.com, look out for its discounts and other offers.