Hajiradhar is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The nearest major urban hub is Amreli at a distance of 44 km west. The picturesque Arabian Sea coast lies at a distance of 141 km to the south. Those with a taste for the traditional Gujarati thali (meals) and culture can visit this place. The state capital, Gandhinagar, lies at a distance of 240 km north-east.
Places to Stay
The village does not have proper facilities to accommodate tourists. Thus, one is forced to venture into Amreli to spend the night. 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
As the place is bereft of any significant tourist sites, one is forced to visit Amreli. 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 47 km.
Amreli Railway Station is the major railway station at a distance of 45 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses pass through 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. Today Volvo bus service has become very popular amongst travellers across India.