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
Badhnawar is a small village in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The neighbouring state of Gujarat is also close-by. The village and its surrounding areas do not have exciting prospects as far as tourist destinations are concerned. The nearest urban agglomeration is Indore at a distance of 120 km (about two hours’ drive).
Places to Stay
Being a village, naturally there are no places to put up for the night. One is forced to venture into Indore for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Mayur Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Bhagwati Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Jhira Bagh Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of Badhnawar is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village in itself may not have anything interesting to offer. However, the state in itself is a haven of tourist attraction, often referred to ‘Hindustan-ka-Dil’ or the heart of India. Indore has a couple of tourist attractions among which Chokhi Dhani and Nakhrali Dhani heritage resorts, Chhatris (cenotaphs) Lal Baag Palace, Nehru Park and Town Hall are worth a visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Devi Ahillyabai Holkar Airport of Indore at a distance of 93 km.
Indore Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 97 km.
Both state transport as well as private buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Book your tickets online through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.