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
Barpatoli is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The picturesque Arabian Sea coast is only 24 km away. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the town of Diu at a distance of 56 km south-west along the coast. The Mityala Gir National Park is not too far either and is located at a distance of 39 km north-west. Those with a thirst for beach-side drives, cuisine and Indian culture should definitely visit this place.
Places to Stay
Being a village, the place lacks proper lodging facilities. There are a couple of good budget hotels in Diu to choose from. Some of the options which you can consider are Comfort Holiday Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Sugati Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Apana Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Sea View Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting around Barpatoli are Diu Fort, St. Paul’s Church, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Church, Shiv Mandir on Gangeshwar Coast. The beach is not to be forgotten, from where magnificent views of both sunrise and sunset can be witnessed.
How to Get There
The major airport close to the village is Diu Airport at a distance of 65 km.
The Mahuva Railway Station is the closest railway station at a distance of 46 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply in the region. Among the popular bus operators in the region are Jay Khodiyar Travels and JK Travels. Buses to the town are available from Amreli as well as Diu. Online bus booking in India is one of the most preferred ways of getting bus tickets to various popular places in India.