The largest city of Gujarat, Ahmedabad has earned a reputation and recognition for its textile industry. Due to rapid growth in textile industry, it has earned a tile as the Manchester of the East. There are quite a few interesting places in and around Ahmedabad.
Budget Hotels in Ahmedabad
There are good budget hotels in Ahmedabad. Some of them are DRH Regency (Tariff – Rs.1500), Hotel Madhuvan (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Damjis (Tariff – Rs.1700) and Hotel Marshall (Tariff –1900).
The official language Ahmedabad is Gujarati. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Ahmedabad
One of the Important Festivals of Ahmedabad is Uttarayana (January).
Places to See in Ahmedabad
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ahmedabad. Some of the places include Lake Kankaria (4 kms from Ahmedabad),Bhadra Fort (7.5 kms from Ahmedabad),Dada Hari Vav (18 kms from Ahmedabad),Shaking Minarets (8 kms from Ahmedabad),Akshardham Temple (7 kms from Ahmedabad),Sidi Sayed Mosque(18 kms from Ahmedabad) and Kankaria Lake (3 kms from Ahmedabad).
How to Get There
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is located 15 kms away from the city. The airport is situated 8 km from Ahmedabad railway junction.
Ahmedabad railway junction is also called as Kalupur Station. The railway line connects to major destinations of Gujarat. The other stations in Ahmedabad include Maninagar,Vatva, Gandhigram, Asarva, Chandlodia, Kali gam, Vastrapur, Sabarmati, Sarkhej, Naroda and Aaml.
Ahmedabad has buses well connected to all the major destinations of Gujarat. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Shrinath Travel Agency, Angel Tours & Travels and Jay Bhavani Travels. Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online.
Idar is a taluka in the Sabarkantha district of Gujarat. Its nearest cities are Himmatnagar (33 km), Gandhinagar (90 km), Khedbrahma, and Vadnagar. Idar is famous for its temples, its old architecture, and palaces. Idar also manufactures wooden toys. Kharadi Bazaar-a market for these wooden toys, is worth a visit.
Places to Stay
The hotels nearby Idar are Hotel Ashirwad (Tariff-Rs. 600), Hotel Landmark (Tariff-Rs. 1,200), Hotel Sarvodaya (Tariff-Rs.800), Hotel Sunrise Grand (Tariff-Rs. 1,500), and Hotel Ambaji Grand (Tariff-Rs. 2,000).
Languages spoken in Idar are Gujarati, Hindi, and English.
Festivals celebrated in Idar are Diwali, Janmashtami, Navratri, Makar Sankranti, and Holi.
Places of Interest
Palace of Idar, Jain temples, Lord Shiva temple, Roothi Rani ka Mahal and Harishchandra Ki Chouri-a temple where Raja Harishchandra got married, are few notable attractions. Other nearby tourist spots are Mehsana (75 km), Ambaji (75 km), Banaskantha (135 km), and Sabarkantha (22 km).
How to Get There
The Ahmedabad Airport (107 km) is the nearest airport with good connectivity to Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Nagpur and Dubai, Doha, Singapore, and Bangkok.
The Abu railway station (82 km) links Idhar to major railway stations like Hyderabad, Jaipur and New Delhi.
Government run GSRTC connects Idar to major nearby cities and towns. Private bus services such as Asha Travels, Sardar Travels, and Shree Arbuda Travels provides connectivity to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vapi and Bhuj with the ticket price of Rs. 350 for Non AC Seater and Sleeper. Ticketgoose.com has several operators on its site that enables bus booking in India.