Kuchawada is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Abu Road, across the border in Rajasthan. Those travelling between the Rann of Kutch lake and Abu Road can stop by at this village for refueling and grabbing a bite. Those with a sense of adventure, fascination for semi-arid regions as well as border areas can visit this place.
Places to Stay
Being close to the tourist hub of Mount Abu (93 km east), the area does not lag behind when it comes to hotels and lodges. Some of the good budget hotels which are worth trying out in Mount Abu are Couple Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 800), Udai Garh - The Heritage Retreat (Tariff – Rs. 800), Swagat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), SRP Inn (Tariff – Rs. 500) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi. English is also understood in certain places such as hotels.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village on its own does not boast of places of tourist attraction. Some of the interesting places in the region include Mount Abu (27 km from Abu Road), Chandrawati (6.5 km from Abu Road) – the town which witnessed many pitched battles between conquering Muslim armies and local rulers, Mungathala village (13 km away from Abu Road) with its famous Saiva temple and Jirawala village with its famous Parsvanatha temple (45km away from Abu Road) built in 1134 AD.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport to the village is the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad at a distance of 180 km.
The Abu Road Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 70 km
Most buses which ply on this route are state transport buses. Buses to the village are available from Mahesana, Mount Abu as well as Abu Road. You can get discount on bus booking if you log on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking portal.