Galiakot is a small town in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The town comes within the Dungarpur district. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Udaipur, located at a distance of 150 km north-west of the town. The town is considered to be a Muslim pilgrimage, with Bohras being the single largest visitors. Galiakot is famous for the mausoleum of Babjee Moula Fakhruddin, a pious saintly man, who was killed by a local Bhil tribesman. These days, the dargah has turned into a sign of communal harmony.
Places to Stay
The best place to put up for the night is Udaipur, which has a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Wonder View Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), North Star Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Mewar Haveli (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Udai Palace (Tariff – Rs. 950) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November, the two Eid(s) and Urs (yearly death anniversary at the dargah).
Places of Interest
Other than the dargah, the town may not have anything interesting to offer. A ride to Udaipur will throw up a lot of options. A couple of must-see places in the city include the Lake Palace, City Place, Saheliyon-ki-Bari, Jagdish Temple and Lake Pichola.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur at a distance of 185 km.
Udaipur Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 164 km.
Mostly state transport buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Buses from Udaipur are readily available for this town. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.
Ankleshwar is a city in the Bharuch district of Gujarat. It is 10 km from Bharuch. It is known for its industrial township called GIDC. It has also held an office of ONGC – Oil and Natural gas Corporation Limited. The city has over 1000chemical plants that produce pesticides, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and paints. It has a population of over 80,000 with a very high literacy rate both among men and women.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options for visitors catering to all low and mid range budgets and tastes such as Shalimar Hotel, Hotel Apex, Horizon Hotel and Plaza Hotel. These fall within a range of Rs 1000 to Rs 1800.
NavratriMahotsav, International Kite festival on 14th January, Holi, Diwali, BhadraPurnima Fair during August and September, ShamlajiMelo during November, VathnaMela in November and TrineteshwarMahadev Fair during September.
Guajarati is the primary language spoken. However, English and Hindi are understood.
Places to Visit
Mumbai has several beaches, architectural buildings, religious sites, museums and other attractions.
How to Get There
At a distance of 63 km, is Surat airport which offers reasonable connectivity to several cities across the country.
Ankleshwar Railway station is 2 km from the city. Wider connectivity to major towns and cities is available from this station.
NH8 connects Ankleshwar to Mumbai and Delhi. Neeta Travels, Shrinath Travel Agency, MarutiNandan Travels and GSRTC carry smooth bus operations. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers