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.
Shivganj is a small village located in Keshoraipatan of Bundi district, Rajasthan. It is 457 km away from Bundi and 488 km from its capital city, Jaipur. This village lies on the border of Bundi and Kota. Cities that surround this village are Kota, Rawatbhata, Mangrol, and Lakheri. Two of the neighbouring places are Talera and Sultanpur.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels around Shivganj, however, there are good budget hotels in Bundi. Some of the hotels are Shivam Tourist Guest House (Tariff – Rs.600), Diamond Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500), Chanda Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs.600), and Haveli Uma Megh (Tariff – Rs.600).
The official languages spoken in Shivganj are Rajasthani and Hindi.
The most important festivals celebrated in Shivganj are the Kite Festival in January, Holi celebrated in March, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated during August-September, Navaratri held during October and Diwali and Dussehra celebrated during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few places of tourist attraction around Shivganj, including Vandhar Dam (30 km) and Sundha Mata Temple (9 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is located in Jaipur, which is 493 km away from Shivganj.
There is no railway station in Shivganj. Kodi Railway Station is the nearest railway station, being 9 km away from the village. However, Keshorai Patan Railway Station is a major railway station, which is 486 km away from Shivganj.
Shivganj is connected through a network of well maintained roads from nearby cities by state-run and private bus operators. There are private buses to the village from other cities such as Surat and Jaipur run by Rathore Travels and Laxmi Travels. Online bus ticket booking is one of the easiest ways of booking your tickets.