Amet which was initially referred to as "Ambapur" is a historically significant town of the Rajsamand district of the state of Rajasthan. Amet gained notoriety when a Martian Crater was given its name. The population of Amet is around 17000. It is situated 575m above sea level.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels such as Hotel Metro and Vrinda Hotel that offer affordable accommodation for under Rs 1500. However, it's usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
Diwali, Eid, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are the major events across the year.
Hindi is the local language spoken in Amet.
Places to Visit
The temple of VevarMahadev is a famous tourist attraction in Amet. The Aravalli hills surround the temple and are themselves a tourist attraction.
How to Get There
There are no easily accessible airports that provide access to commercial flights. Udaipur Airport located more than 100km away offers connections to major cities around the country.
Charbhuja Road Amet Railway Station is the main station in Amet. It provides connections to Marwar and Maveli. Farther destinations can be accessed from these stations.
Buses connect Amet to Ahmedabad, Surat, Deogarh, and Rajsamand. RSRTC Travels offer quality service and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. For online bus booking, log on to Ticketgoose.com and get your tickets.
Ghatkopar is a beautiful suburban area of eastern Mumbai in Maharashtra. It is also a railway station owned by Central Railway line of the Mumbai suburban railway. Ghatkopar is the corner of the Western Ghats, hence in Marathi ‘Kopara’ means corner and ‘Ghat’ means small hills, therefore giving the place its name ‘Ghatkopar’. Urban legend has it that it got its name when locals gave out directions they referred to this area as ‘ghat ke uppar’ (above the hills).
Places to Stay
The budget hotels available in Ghatkopar are Ganesh Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Airways (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and New Welcome Restaurant and Lodging (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
Marathi is the official language of Ghatkopar. Gujarati and Hindi are also spoken here.
Since this area is chiefly resided by Gujaratis, Navratri is celebrated in this area with great enthusiasm. Dandhiya nights are organised in the area surrounding Ghatkopar. Other festivals include Ram Navami, Ganesh Chaturti, Gudi Padva (Maharashtra New Year), Ganesh Chaturti, and Diwali.
Places of Interest
There are some well-known tourist spots around Ghatkopar. Places such as the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, Haji Ali Shrine, Shri Mahalaxmi Temple, and Jehangir Art Gallery are interesting places to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Ghatkopar is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (3.4 km).
Ghatkopar itself serves as a railway station owned by Central Railways.
This area is well connected by bus services. Majority of bus operators offer regular bus connectivity from Ghatkopar to major cities. These include Divya Jyoti Travels, Vishwakarma Travels, and Shreyas Tours and Travels. Ticketgoose.com provides bus tickets at minimum rates to all its travelers.