Dolasa is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the town of Diu at a distance of 27 km. The village is a part of the Kathiawar peninsula. The coast of Arabian Sea is located 21 km south of Dolasa, from where one can get breathtaking views of the rising and setting sun.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of good budget hotels in Diu. Some of the options which you can consider are Sugati Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Apana Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Sea View Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Comfort Holiday Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The village does not have specific places of tourist attractions. Some of the places which are worth visiting in Diu are Diu Fort, St. Paul’s Church, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Church, Shiv Mandir on Gangeshwar Coast. The beach is not to be forgotten, from where magnificent views of both sunrise and sunset can be witnessed.
How to Get There
Diu Airport is the major airport at a distance of 22 km.
The Mahuva Railway Station is the closest railway station at a distance of 111 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply in the region. Among the popular bus operators in the region are Jay Khodiyar Travels and JK Travels. Buses to the village are available from Diu. There are a number of bus ticket booking sites like Ticketgoose.com from where you will get good offers and discounts while booking your tickets.