Chamardi is a small village in the Bhavnagar district of the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The village is located in the Kathiawar peninsula region of the state. The nearest major hub is the city of Bhavnagar, the district headquarters, at a distance of 111 km south of Chamardi. One can always head east and explore the Gulf of Khambhat coast, located an hour away.
Places to Stay
The village does not have proper facilities in terms of hotels and lodges. Bhavnagar has a good number of lodging facilities. Some of the options which are worth trying out are White Rose Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Blue Diamond Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Rangoli Park Hotel & Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Vrindavan Plaza Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) 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
Most places of tourist interest lie in the city of Bhavnagar. Some of the must-visit places include Takhteshwar Temple, Nilambag Palace, Mangalsinhji Mahal Palace, Bhav Vilas Palace, Gaurishankar Lake, Barton Library and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bhavnagar Airport at a distance of 115 km.
The Bhavnagar Terminus Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 109 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses pass through the region. To book a bus ticket you no longer need to go to a bus counter, as online tickets are available on bus booking portals.