Shapar is a small town on the outskirts of Rajkot District in Gujarat. It’s nearly 264 km from Gujarat’s state capital Gandhinagar and almost 33 km away from Rajkot. Due to its proximity to Rajkot, Shapar has become an industrial zone. The main tourist attractions near Shapar are two cities, Rajkot and Gondal because of their rich historical legacy.
Places to Stay
There are some budget hotels located nearly 20 km from Shapar such as Hotel Savera Palace (Tariff – Rs. 780), Hotel JMC (Tariff – Rs. 518), Hotel Ravi Raj Palace (Tariff – Rs. 814), Hotel Ashok, and (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
Locals prefer speaking Gujarati here. Other languages spoken include Hindi.
The best time to visit Shapar is during festivals such as Navratri in October and Makar Sankranti in January.
Places of Interest
Tourist attractions are The Mahatma Gandhi House (5 km from Rajkot), Jagat Mandir (5 km from Rajkot), Lang Library (8 km from Rajkot), Watson Museum (5 km from Rajkot) and the beautiful palaces of Gondal dating back to 17 century like the Naulakha Palace which is now a private museum.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is in Rajkot. It is located about 24 km away from Shapar.
Nearest Railway Stations are Gondal (12 km), Rajkot (34 km).
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Chikhali, Rajkot, Bharuch and more. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Mahasagar Travels. Get Volvo bus ticket booking to anywhere in India by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking website.