The fourth largest city in Gujarat after Ahmedabad, Surat, and Vadodara, Rajkotis located on the banks of the Aji and Nyari Rivers. The people in Rajkot are predominantly vegetarians. Rajkot is a major regional centre for the performing arts. The city is famous for its gold purity and jewellery market, which is the largest in the country. Rajkot silk embroidery and watch parts are also well-known.Rajkot houses a large number of textile printing units, which produces cotton and pure silk garments.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Rajkot. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Rajdoot(Tariff-Rs.1,602), Hotel Jayson (Tariff-Rs.1,765), Hotel Everstar(Tariff-Rs.1,150), Hotel Europa Inn (Tariff-Rs.1,549) and Hotel Aditya(Tariff-Rs.894).
Annual festivals likeDussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. Garbais performed during the Navratri festival; the JanmastamiMela, Dhuletithe colour festival, Mahashivratri and Uttarayan (MakarSankranti) on 14 January are popular in this city.
Gujarati is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Places of interest within 2kms of the bus stand include Jubilee Garden, The Rotary Dolls Museum, GebanshahPirDargah,HashanshahPirDargah and Ishwariya Temple and Garden.
How to Get There
Rajkothas its own airport
Rajkothas its own railway station
Rajkot bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Royal Express, Sagar Travels and Neeta Tours and Travels runs regular buses to and from the town. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.
Vallabh Vidhyanagar is a municipal council and town situated in the state of Gujarat specifically in the district of Anand. Positioned between two well known cities, Ahmedabad and Vadodara, it is almost 6 km away from the city of Anand. With a population of about 29,000, this place has numerous universities and is also popular as an educational hub of the state. It is also known as V.V Nagar.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels around Vallabh Vidhyanagar. Some of them are Hotel Laksh Residency (Tariff – Rs. 3261) and Madhuban Resort and Spa (Tariff– Rs. 8300).
The official language of Vallabh Vidhyanagar is Gujarati. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
The important festivals of Vallabh Vidhyanagar are Holi (March), Navratri (October) and Gauri Purnima (March).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Vallabh Vidhyanagar. Some of the places include Sarkhej Roza (82 km), Archaeological Museum, Lothal and Saradar Vallabai Patel University.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Vallabh Vidhyanagar is the Vadodara Airport. It is located about 40 km away from the town.
The Anand railway station, which is about 5 km from the Vallabh Vidhyanagar, is the closest railway station.
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Bhuj, Mankuva, Gandhidham and Sukhpar from Vallabh Vidhyanagar. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Shree Sahjanand Travels and Mahasagar Travels. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.