Situated in the state of Gujarat, Talaja is both a city and a municipality. It belongs to the Bhavnagar district. It is situated at a distance of 50 km from Bhavnagar and 40 km from Mahuva, and lies on the National Highway 8. It is known for containing Alang, which was among the largest yards for ship-breaking in the world.
Places to Stay
There are a number of budget hotels in and near Talaja. Some of them are Hotel Akash (Tariff – Rs. 800), White Rose Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Narayani Heritage, and Apollo Hotel.
The official languages of Talaja are Hindi and Gujarati. Apart from these, some local languages are spoken by the residents.
The major festival in the city is the kite-flying festival, celebrated on 14 or 15 January each year.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Talaja. Some of these are Palitana (32 km), the temple of Khodiad Mata, the Ebhala Mandapa, and nearly 30 Buddhist caves located here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Talaja is the Bhavnagar Airport. It is located about 56 km away from the city.
The nearest railway stations to Talaja are Palitana (40 km) and Mahuva (43 km).
There are daily bus services to Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Mumbai, Vapi, and Bharuch. A number of major bus operators such as J K Travels and Atithi Travels provide both AC and non-AC buses in the region. Bus ticket online booking has never been easier through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps.