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.
A village in Gujarat’s Sabar Kantha district, Vadagam is located close to its capital city (66 km). Its nearby cities include Himatnagar, Modasa and Prantil. This village is known for its black stone production quarries. The village is a good weekend getaway. If you are looking for a laidback holiday in a rural setting, you can check in at some of the homestays here.
Places to Stay
Except for a few homestays, there are no accommodation facilities. But you will find a number of budget hotels in Gandhinagar, which is 66 km from here. Some of them include Hotel Payal (Tariff –Rs. 500), Hotel Raka Palace (Tariff –Rs. 600) and Hotel Sarvodaya (Tariff –Rs. 700).
The languages spoken here are Gujarati and Hindi.
Holi in March-April, Janmashtami in July-August, Buddha Purnima in September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are the most important festivals of Vadagam.
Places of Interest
Vadagam has nothing much to offer its tourists, but Himmatnagar has a number of tourist attractions. Some of them worth visiting are Calico Museum, Vaktapur Teerth, Kankariya Lake and Gurumandir of Mandevsuri.
How to Get There
The closest airport from here is the Ahmedabad Airport, which is 82 km away.
Talod railway station (22 km) is the closest from this village. Ahmedabad railway station which is 73 km from here is the major rail head connecting this place to other cities.
Buses are available from Ahmedabad, Himmatnagar and Gandhinagar. State-run buses cater to passengers on this route. Online booking of bus tickets have become very easy through TicketGoose.com.