Dhangadhra is a city in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It expanded as a bastion for the Jhala Rajputs, after they founded the Jhalawar state in 1090 AD. The city remained a capital of the kingdom till India gained independence. The nearest major urban agglomerations are Ahmedabad and Rajkot at the distances of 125 km and 132 km respectively.
Places to Stay
Good lodging facilities are available in Ahmedabad; some of the options which are worth trying out are Royal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Rann Riders (Tariff – Rs. 700), Raj Tilak Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Shereton Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) 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 area does not have many places which will arrest visitors’ attention. Some of the places which are worth visiting in Ahmedabad are Sabarmati Ashram, Calico Textile Museum, Jama Masjid, Sidi Saiyyed Masjid, Sardar Valllabhbhai Patel National Memorial, Nagina Wadi, Sidi Bashir Masjid, Ellis Bridge, Nehru Bridge, Vastrapur Lake and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport at a distance of 146 km.
The city has its own railway station, which caters to the local inhabitants by helping them reach major urban centres of the region.
State transport buses as well as private buses pass through the region. One can get buses from Rajkot as well as Ahmedabad to reach Dhangadhra city. Utilising bus ticket online offer from travel websites can save you a lot of money.