This town is located in the Surendranagar district of Gujarat and is 177 km from the capital, Gandhinagar. Wankaner, Wadhwan and Morvi are the cities that are close to Halvad. It is home to the Samastar Pond which is very popular as is the Lord Shiva temple. The total population of this town was roughly 55% according to the 2001 census and the literacy rate was 62%.
Places to Stay
The hotels closest to Halvad are in Surendranagar (50 km away.) These include Shiv International Hotel (tariff Rs. 1,300), the Neelam (tariff Rs. 1,000 onwards) and Hotel President (tariff Rs. 2,000).
The languages spoken in Halvad are Gujarati, Hindi and English.
The festivals celebrated here are Holi, Diwali, Navratri, Janmashtami, Kite Festival, Mohorram, Ramzan and Ganesh Chaturthi.
Places of Interest
Halvad is well-known for temples and sites that are frequented by tourists include Sharaneshwer, Vaijnath, Bhavanibhuteshwar, Gaulokeshwar, Kashiwishvanath and Dholeshwar. Towns such as Rajkot (110 km), Morvi (47 km), Surendranagar (50 km), Wankaner (56 km) and Gandhidham (140 km) also have interesting places to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Civil Airport which is 99 km away. Domestic flights for cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore can be taken from here.
Halvad has its own railway station from where one can catch trains to the nearby cities and towns. The Rajkot railway station which is 98 km away has trains that travel to cities like Mumbai, Pune Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Private bus operators such as Patel’s Tours and Travels and Shree Sahjanand Travel provide their services from Halvad to Bhuj and other cities like Surat, Ahmedabad, Surendranagar and Rajkot. When you are booking a bus ticket online, check out for the numerous offers that several bus booking websites give from time to time.