Anjar is a one of the earlist towns in the Kutch district of Gujarat. Its history stretches back over 1400 years to around 650 AD. It is located about 40km from Kandla port in the southern part of the district. Due to its proximity to the Desert of Kutch, the climate in Anjar is very dry.
Places to Stay
It's difficult to find places to stay here and it's usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
Festivals like Holi, Sharad Purnima, Ram Navami, Navaratri, HindolaMahotsava, Diwali, and Eid are celebrated in town.
Gujarati is the local language spoken in Anjar. Kutchi and Hindi are commonly used languages.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Anjar are Shree Swaminarayan Temple at Sawaser Naka, Jesal-Toral Samadhi and BhidBhanjanMahadev Temple all located within a 25 km radius.
How to Get There
The closest airport is Kandla airport at a distance of approximately 8 km. Bhuj Airport is 40km, also convenient. Direct flights to Mumbai are available
Anjar station is connected by train to cities such Pune, Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur. Although not a major station, most trains passing through stop at Anjar for a brief period.
Anjar is connected to cities such as Ahmedabad, Baroda, Udaipur and Indore by road. The best bus operators that offer quality service include H.K Travels, GSRTC and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Travel websites offer discount on bus ticket booking, especially during the festive season.
Sikka Patia is a small bus stop in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It is a part of the Kathiawar peninsula. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Jamnagar at a distance of 21 km east. Those with a drive to explore Gujarati temples, cuisine as well as the beautiful Arabian Sea coast can try this place out.
Places to Stay
With the village being so small and thus not having adequate lodging facilities, one will have to travel to Jamnagar to put up for the night. Some of the options one can try out are Shiv Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), President Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Punit Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and Bansi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of the region is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The main events in the area are Holi, Ram Navami, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera, Diwali and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village on its own does not have even a single place of tourist interest. However, Jamnagar city at a distance will have plenty of options to offer such as Darbargarh Palace, Lakhota Fort, Willingdon Crescent, Bohra Hajira and Bala Hanuman Temple among others.
How to Get There
The closest major airport is the Jamnagar Airport in Govardhanpur at a distance of 17 km.
The nearest railway station is the Jamnagar Railway station at a distance of 22 km.
Mostly it is the state-run buses which cater to the needs of the populace of the village. Buses to the area are available from Jamnagar as well as Dwarka. Get a cheap bus ticket by logging on to several bus booking portals.