Gokharvala Nana is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Amreli at a distance of 22 km north. The state capital of Gandhinagar, lies at a distance of 284 km north-west. Those with a keen interest to explore Indian culture, temples, Gujarati cuisine and the semi-arid climate should try this place out.
Places to Stay
One is forced to venture into Amreli to spend the night, as the village does not have proper facilities to accommodate tourists. Good lodging facilities are available in the city; some of the options which are worth trying out are Goodluck Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 200), Hotel Darshan (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Shree Paras (Tariff – Rs. 500) 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
Amreli is the best place to visit in the area as Gokharvala Nana lacks significant tourist sites. Some of the must-visit places include Nagnath Temple (built by Vithalrao Devaji), King Palace, Tower of Amreli, Shri Girdharilal Sangrahalaya Children Museum and Computer Education Centre (E-Library), Sai Baba Temple, Gayatri Temple and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Amreli Airport at a distance of 17 km.
Amreli Railway Station is the major railway station at a distance of 17 km.
Both state transport buses as well as private buses pass through different cities in the region. One of the popular bus operators in the area is Jay Khodiyar Travels. Buses which ply in the area can be boarded from Amreli. If you are travelling long distance by a Volvo bus you will have a comfortable journey with ample leg space.