Kunkavav is a small town in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It is a part of the Kathiawar peninsula. The major urban habitation close-by is the city of Amreli at a distance of 38 km east. Another major city nearby is Rajkot at a distance of 89 km north. The Arabian Sea coast is 127 km away, and can be reached in two hours. Those willing to experience semi-arid conditions can visit this place.
Places to Stay
One is forced to venture into Amreli in search of a roof to spend the night under, as the place 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, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
Amreli is the best place to visit in the area as the towns 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 31 km.
Amreli Railway Station is the major railway station at a distance of 30 km. The town has its own railway junction too.
Both state transport buses as well as private buses pass through (or close-by to) 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. Online bus ticket booking is one of the easiest ways of booking your tickets.