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.
Nadiad is a small city forming a part of the Kheda district in Gujarat. Its neighbours are Anand (18 km) and Kheda (22 km). It is also called Natapadra or Natpur (City of Natas). The number 9 is of historical significance in Nadiad, as there are 9 routes into the city, 9 lakes and step wells around it and 9 villages near it. Mahatma Gandhi started his Satyagraha movement from Kheda, while staying at the alms house in Nadiad.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Nadiad: Hotel Comfort World (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Hotel Blue Room (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official languages of Nadiad are Gujarati and Hindi. A smattering of English is spoken here too.
Navratri, Krishna Janmashthami, and Ram Navami are celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Badhir Garden and the School for the Deaf and Mute are two places worth visiting. Santram Mandir, a 700 year old temple that is still served by a living Saint, and the Mahakali Mataji Mandir- approximately 255 years old, at the entrance to the city, are a must visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Nadiad is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad located about 63 km away.
Nadiad has its own railway station that connects it to the rest of Gujarat through the Western Railways.
There are daily bus services to Bhilwara, Surat, Abu Road, Ahmedabad and other places in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Shrinath Travel Agency, Punjab Travels, Neeta Tours and Travels. It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility