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.
Sillod is a major city in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. The Aurangabad District Court has its seat here. Sillod, whose economy is held strong by farming, is one of the leading producers of maize, corn, cotton, and ginger. Palshi, Bharadi, and Borgaon Bazaar are the major villages near Sillod. The city is also well known for huge markets where cheap computer hardware products are sold.
Places to Stay
Hotel Yuvaraj (Tariff – Rs. 500) is located on Jalagaon Road, Sillod. Other options available near Ajanta Caves are: MTDC Ajanta Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1800), Hotel Panchavati (Tariff – Rs. 800), Keys Hotel, and The Aures (Tariff – Rs. 1,600).
The official language of Sillod is Marathi. Hindi is also spoken and understood.
Ganesh Chaturti (August/Septemeber) is the most important festival here. Diwali and Dushera (October/November) are also celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Sillod is situated very close to the famous Ajanta Caves (40 km) - a certified Wworld Heritage Site by UNESCO, well-known for its frescos and sculptures. Borgaon Bazaar, a village in Sillod, is the cremation site of Swami Narayan Saraswati Maharaja. A statue of Shivaji Maharaj (opposite the Masjid in Pannalal Nagar) is the tallest ever built and worth seeing.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Sillod is the Aurangabad Airport (65 km).
The Aurangabad railway station (60 km) is well connected to all major cities in India.
Plenty of options in bus operators-both private and state run, are available between Sillod and major cities in Maharashtra. Raj Travels and Hans Travels are two agencies that provide good bus services to Sillod from Indore. It is easy to get a discount on bus booking by logging on to several online bus booking websites.