Ambaji is a town in the state of Gujarat which is located on the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan. It is around 65km from Palanpur and 45km from Mount Abu. Ambaji has a population of around 14000 people. Ambaji is well known for its marble and granite mines.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels such as Hotel Banjara (Rs 1500), Hotel Apsara (Rs 1000) and Hotel Ambey Residency (Rs 1000) that offer accommodation to visitors.
A mela on BhadarviPoornima held in July is the major event of the year. Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the major events across the year.
Gujarati is the local language spoken in Ambaji. Hindi is commonly understood.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Ambaji are the Gabbar Hill, the Ambaji Mata Temple and Kailash Hill sunset. All these sights are located within 20 km.
How to Get There
At a distance of more than 80km Udaipur airport which offers limited connectivity is the closest. Flights to several major cities can be availed at Udaipur.
Abu Road Railway station is the closest at around 18km away. Trains Bikaner, Jodhpur, Pune, Ajmer, Bangalore, Kolkata and other major centres can be accessed at Abu Road Railway Station.
The RSRTC bus stand 32km away is the main bus stand. Palanpur, Baroda and Ahmedabad can be accessed by bus. The best bus operators that offer quality service include RSRTC buses and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Several bus booking portals offer bus ticket booking coupon on their sites. Look out for discount codes when you book your tickets.
Bagar is a small town that is located in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. This town is based in the Shekhawati region and is known for its beautiful Havelis that are decorated with frescos artwork. The Piarmal Haveli is a hotel in Bagar which is known for its beautiful fresco paintings. The town has some of the excellent colleges and the Piramal Girls School is a well-known boarding school. Bagar is also famous for its Sati Temple.
Places to Stay
There are good budget-friendly as well as luxury hotels in Bagar. The Piarmal Haveli (Tariff – Rs. 4500) is one of the most prestigious hotels of this place. One can also find accommodation at lodges and homestays in Bagar.
The official spoken language of Bagar is Rajasthani. Hindi and Haryanavi are also spoken in this region.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Bagar include Deepawali (in November), Teej (in August), Janamashtami (in August), Makar Sakranti (in January) and Gangaur.
Places of Interest
There are a few tourist destinations in Bagar such as the Sati temple and the Jagdamba temple.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Bagar is the Jaipur airport which is about 90 km from Bagar.
Bagar does not have its own railway station; the closest one is at Jhunjhunu which is 15 km away.
The nearest bus station is at Jhunjhunu. Some of the best bus operators that provide services to Jhunjhunu are Srinath Travels, Jain Travels and Mahadev Travels. You can now get bus tickets from several bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.