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.
Himmatnagar is a town in the Sabarkantha district of Gujarat. It lies on the bank of the Hathmati river and is 68 km from Barmer and 487 km from Jaipur. It was named after the king, Himmat Singh. The local cuisine is said to be delicious and includes Daal Baati and Gujarati Thali. The economy of this place largely deals with the manufacturing of ceramic tiles and dairy products.
Places to Stay
Economical hotels to stay in are Hotel Payal (tariff Rs. 500), Ekta Hotel (tariff Rs. 600 onwards), Hotel Landmark (tariff Rs. 1,200) and Hotel Sunrise Grand (tariff Rs. 1,500.)
The languages spoken in Himmatnagar are Rajasthani, Hindi and English.
Festivals celebrated in Himmatnagar are Makar Sankranti, Holi, Diwali and Navratri, Ganesh Chaturthi and Eid-ul-fitr.
Places of Interest
Himmatnagar has numerous temples and a very famous fort known as the Maharaja Himmat Singh Fort. The temples include the Jain Temple and the Bholeshwar Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur airport which is 154 km away.
Himmatnagar has no railway station. The nearest railway station is the Jodhpur railway station which is 152 km away.The Udaipur-Ahmedabad Express (19943), the Ajmer Express (12989) and the Mewar Express (12963) are some trains that go to and from cities like Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Delhi and other nearby towns.
There are private bus services provided by operators such as Shree Parshavanath Travels and Shrinath Travels to travel to Ahmedabad, Ankleshwar and Aurangabad. Grab any bus ticket online offer when you book your tickets.