Nakhatrana is a village in Nakhatrana taluka in Kachchh district of Gujarat state. It is located 50 kms towards west from district head quarters Bhuj and 405 kms from the state capital Gandhinagar. Nakhatrana is surrounded by Abdasa taluka towards west, Bhuj Taluka towards east, Mandvi Taluka towards south, Lakhpat taluka towards north. Nakhatrana is famous for its spicy Dabeli snack and bangles. It is also known as the origin of onion Samosas.
Places to stay
Some of the budget hotels are Hotel Relish (Tariff – Rs. 1111) and JP Resort (Tariff – Rs. 600).
Gujarati, Sindhi, Hindi and Kutchi are languages spoken in Nakhatrana
Places to visit
Some of the interesting places in and around Nakhatrana are Dhinodhar Temple (20 kms from Nakhatrana), Roodimaa Sthanak on Virani Road, Holipet mountain in Navavas, Greeneries of Jadai Road fields, and the Chats of Vathan Chowks.
Nakhatrana is famous for the fair of "Ramdev" which is held every year on "Bhadarva Sud Agyars" (Gujarati name of month).
How to Get There
The closest airport to Nakhatrana is the Rudra Mata airport (47 kms) in Bhuj.
Rajkot Junction railway station is closest major railway station (218 kms) to Nakhatrana.
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A village in Gujarat’s Sabar Kantha district, Vadagam is located close to its capital city (66 km). Its nearby cities include Himatnagar, Modasa and Prantil. This village is known for its black stone production quarries. The village is a good weekend getaway. If you are looking for a laidback holiday in a rural setting, you can check in at some of the homestays here.
Places to Stay
Except for a few homestays, there are no accommodation facilities. But you will find a number of budget hotels in Gandhinagar, which is 66 km from here. Some of them include Hotel Payal (Tariff –Rs. 500), Hotel Raka Palace (Tariff –Rs. 600) and Hotel Sarvodaya (Tariff –Rs. 700).
The languages spoken here are Gujarati and Hindi.
Holi in March-April, Janmashtami in July-August, Buddha Purnima in September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are the most important festivals of Vadagam.
Places of Interest
Vadagam has nothing much to offer its tourists, but Himmatnagar has a number of tourist attractions. Some of them worth visiting are Calico Museum, Vaktapur Teerth, Kankariya Lake and Gurumandir of Mandevsuri.
How to Get There
The closest airport from here is the Ahmedabad Airport, which is 82 km away.
Talod railway station (22 km) is the closest from this village. Ahmedabad railway station which is 73 km from here is the major rail head connecting this place to other cities.
Buses are available from Ahmedabad, Himmatnagar and Gandhinagar. State-run buses cater to passengers on this route. Online booking of bus tickets have become very easy through TicketGoose.com.