Daramali is located in the Idar tehsil of Gujarat and happens to be one of the 140 villages of the Idar block. Bhadresar and Bhuvel are also villages from the same block. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Ahmedabad at a distance of 99 km south. Those willing to explore the traditional Gujarati way of life as well as the region’s temples must visit this place.
Places to Stay
This is a small village and one may not find hotels but lodges and dharamshalas are available. Ahmedabad as a city which has a wide variety of affordable hotels. Some of the options which are worth trying out are Royal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Raj Tilak Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Shereton Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Rann Riders (Tariff – Rs. 700) and others.
Gujarati and Hindi are the most common languages that are spoken in this region.
The festival of Navratri that falls in the October - November period is the most enthusiastically celebrated festival here. Other important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Apart from the beautiful landscapes and farmlands, there are many places to visit like the Gadh Palace of Idar and the temple where King Harishchandra was married. It is called ‘Harishchandra ki Chouri.’ The area is also full of many Shiva, Vishnu and Jain temples that are well-known for their magnificent architecture.
How to Get There
The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad is 91 km away from Daramali.
The nearest major railway station is the Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station at a distance of 98 km.
There are frequent bus services to Hathol, Itadi, Chitroda, Ankala, Bhadresar, Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad from Dramali. Ticketgoose.com provides a number of online bus ticket booking offers from time to time.