A small district in Gujarat, Anand is also referred as the Milk Capital of India since it the place became famous for the Amul dairy and its milk revolution. This place is the centre for being the largest milk producer. Anand is well known for being India’s largest diary manufacturer Amul and also for its agriculture activities. Anand is 100 kms away from the capital city Gandhinagar.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Anand. Some of them are Hotel Surabhi Regency (Tariff – Rs.1600), Hotel Relax (Tariff – Rs.1000), Hotel Kavita (Tariff – Rs.600) and Savshanti Club Resort (Tariff – Rs.670)
The official language Anandis Gujarati. The other languages spoken include Hindi.
The Important Festivals of Anand is Navrati (October).
Places of Interest
Some of the interesting places in Gangotri include river Bhagirathi ( 4kms from the town) Gangotri National Park ( 8 kms from Gangotri) , Gangotri Glacier (19 kms from Gangotri) Gangotri Temple (5kms Gangotri), Vishwanath Temple(9 kms from Gangotri) and Maneri ( 13 kms from Gangotri).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Anand is the Ahmedabad Airport. It is located about 83 kms away from the town.
The nearest railway station is the Anand railway station. It is well connected to all the major cities and districts in the country.
There are regular buses available to cities like Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Indore, Mumbai, Pune and Bhopal. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include RaoTravels, Gangotri Travels and Diwakar Travels. Online bus ticket reservation is an easy and convenient way to get your tickets
Lanja is a census town in Ratnagiri district in state of Maharashtra. It's a taluka head in Ratnagiri district. Lanja is located on Mumbai Goa highway, 350 kms from Panvel, 200 kms from Panjim, 651 kms from Mumbai and 42kms away from Ratnagiri. Lanja Taluka is bounded by Rajapur taluka towards south, Ratnagiri taluka towards west, Sangmeshwar taluka towards north, Shahuwadi taluka towardseast.
Places to Stay
Accommodation is available in the nearest city of Ratnagiri. Some of the good budget hotels are Vihar Deluxe Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Landmark Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Prabha Hotel and (Tariff – Rs. 500).
Marathi is the local language here. Some people also speak Daldi.
During the Magha month (Jan-Feb), on the full moon, a festival is attended by people of different communities from various villages around Lanja. This festival is held in honor of a local Muhammadan saint, Syed Chand Ali Bukhari Faqir, at his grave.
Places to Visit
A few near by tourist destinations include Ratnagiri (42 kms from bus stand) Vijaydurg (80 kms from bus stand), Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary (102 kms from bus stand), Panhala (88kms from bus stand) and Kunkeshwar (91kms from bus stand).
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Lanja is the Ratnagiri Airport (29 km). The Pune airport (approx.200 km) is the closest international airport.
The Adavali Railway station on Konkan railway (15 kms) is the nearest railway station to Lanja.
Rajapur and Ratnagiri are the neighbouring towns that are connected to Lanja by road. Some of the best bus operators that offer a good experience for passengers traveling to Lanja include Neeta Travels, Atmaram Travels, Konkan Tours & Travels, and Kalbhairav Travels. There are several bus booking portals that provide bus booking online offers from time to time.