Gundarana is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It is a part of the Kathiawar peninsula. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Bhavnagar at a distance of 77 km north-east of the city. The picturesque Arabian Sea coast is a mere 5 km south of the village, from where you can enjoy magnificent views of sunset.
Places to Stay
As a tourist, you will be forced to venture into Bhavnagar to spend the night. Good lodging facilities are available in the city. Some of the options which are worth trying out are White Rose Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Blue Diamond Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Rangoli Park Hotel & Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Vrindavan Plaza Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) 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
Most places which act as a magnet for both national as well as international tourists lie in the city of Bhavnagar. Some of the must-visit places include Takhteshwar Temple, Nilambag Palace, Mangalsinhji Mahal Palace, Bhav Vilas Palace, Gaurishankar Lake, Barton Library and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bhavnagar Airport at a distance of 76 km.
The Bhavnagar Terminus Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 80 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses pass through the region. Buses to Bhavnagar are readily available from Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot as well as Vadodara. Buses from Bhavnagar connect the village. You can now get bus tickets from several bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.