Prachi is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Diu on the Arabian Sea coast, at a distance of 60 km east. It is a part of the Kathiawar peninsula. Temple, beach and cuisine enthusiasts will love this village. Those travelling from Diu to Junagadh can also halt here for refreshments and temple darshan.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of good budget hotels in Diu. Some of the options which you can consider are Sugati Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Apana Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Sea View Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Comfort Holiday Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Apart from the Prachi Temple Complex, the village does not have places of tourist interest. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the area are Diu Fort, St. Paul’s Church, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Church, Shiv Mandir on Gangeshwar Coast. The beach is not to be forgotten, from where magnificent views of both sunrise and sunset can be witnessed.
How to Get There
The major airport close to the village is Diu Airport at a distance of 57 km.
The Junagadh Railway Station is the closest railway station at a distance of 90 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply in the region. Among the popular bus operators in the region are Jay Khodiyar Travels and JK Travels. Buses to the village are available from Junagadh as well as Avail of bus ticket booking coupons through Ticketgoose.com and save your money when you travel.