Vadnagar is a municipal city in the Mehsana district in the state of Gujarat. The town is known for being the birthplace of Mr. Narendra Modi. It has its history spanning over 2500 years. It is a significant place in the Mahabharata, where it is referred to as Anartapur. It also has an image of the Bodhisattva which is known to be as old as the 3rd Century A.D.
Places to stay
There are good budget hotels in Vadnagar like Hotel Toran (Tariff - Rs. 400), and Hotel Samrat (Tariff - Rs. 2000) that provide accommodation. There are also places for accommodation in the nearest town of Mehsana.
The official language spoken here is Gujarati. Other languages include Hindi as well as the local dialect of Kacchi.
The festival of Navratri is celebrated with great delight in Vadnagar. A musical festival known as ‘Tanariri’ is also celebrated here annually, along with the traditional festivals like Diwali and Holi.
Places of Interest
The major places to see in Vadnagar are the Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Other places include the Tanariri Garden, Ashapura Mata Temple, the Jain Temples, Gauri Kund and the Janjanio Well.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Vadnagar is the Ahmedabad Airport (80 km).
Vadnagar has its own railway station which has trains at regular intervals. The closest junction to Vadnagar is Mehsana (39 km).
There is regular bus service to and from Vadnagar. Operators like Ghanshyam Travels and Ashok Leyland operate regular services. These buses also ply to Bharuch, Surat and Ankleshwar. You can book bus online from various bus booking websites.