Ankleshwar is a city in the Bharuch district of Gujarat. It is 10 km from Bharuch. It is known for its industrial township called GIDC. It has also held an office of ONGC – Oil and Natural gas Corporation Limited. The city has over 1000chemical plants that produce pesticides, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and paints. It has a population of over 80,000 with a very high literacy rate both among men and women.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options for visitors catering to all low and mid range budgets and tastes such as Shalimar Hotel, Hotel Apex, Horizon Hotel and Plaza Hotel. These fall within a range of Rs 1000 to Rs 1800.
NavratriMahotsav, International Kite festival on 14th January, Holi, Diwali, BhadraPurnima Fair during August and September, ShamlajiMelo during November, VathnaMela in November and TrineteshwarMahadev Fair during September.
Guajarati is the primary language spoken. However, English and Hindi are understood.
Places to Visit
Mumbai has several beaches, architectural buildings, religious sites, museums and other attractions.
How to Get There
At a distance of 63 km, is Surat airport which offers reasonable connectivity to several cities across the country.
Ankleshwar Railway station is 2 km from the city. Wider connectivity to major towns and cities is available from this station.
NH8 connects Ankleshwar to Mumbai and Delhi. Neeta Travels, Shrinath Travel Agency, MarutiNandan Travels and GSRTC carry smooth bus operations. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers
Akoli is a small village in the Amravati district of Maharashtra. It is quite adjacent to the city of Amravati itself, at a distance of 6.3 km. The village will be a nice stop for tourists willing to have a cup of tea while travelling to other cities and towns. The village as a whole has nothing significant to offer in terms of tourist interest.
Places to Stay
Some names of budget hotels which may come handy to tourists are Hotel Indrapuri (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Roshini (Tariff – Rs. 875), Hotel Vandu International (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Hotel Ramgiri International (Tariff – Rs. 600) among others.
The official language of Akoli is Marathi. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Diwali, Holi, Ganesh Chathurthi, Buddha Purnima and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Some of the places in the region which are worth visiting are Gavilgarh Fort, Shri Ambadevi Temple, Jawahar Gate and the Melghat Tiger Reserve.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Amravati Airport at a distance of 12.6 km from the village.
The nearest railway stations are the Amravati Railway Station, the Naya Amravati Railway Station and the Badnera Railway Station – all within Amravati city.
State transport buses of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) as well as a couple of private buses pass through or near the village en route to other cities and towns. TicketGoose.com offers discount coupons for bus booking to all its customers.