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
Barwala is a small village near the famous city of Ajmer (108 km away) in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The state capital, Jaipur, is also at a distance of 138 km. The area is semi-arid in nature and travelers can always stop by for a bite at the local dhabas or a darshan at the temples.
Places to Stay
The village does not have recognised hotels, which is why travelers are forced to consider Ajmer. If you are looking for decent and recognised hotels, here are some of the hotels to look forward to: Sahil Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Shahanshah Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 700) and Mehmaan Manzil (Tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of Barwala is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the Urs (yearly event of commemoration at the Dargah of Ajmer).
Places of Interest
The village as a whole does not have any places which are worth visiting. However, Ajmer as a city has plenty of options, among which are the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti – a great Sufi saint, the Taragarh Fort, Soniji Ki Nasiyan, Nareli Jain Temple and Lake Foysagar.
How to Get There
The Sawai Mansingh International Airport in Jaipur is the nearest airport at a distance of 147 km east of the village.
The closest major railway station is the Ajmer Junction Railway Station at a distance of 107 km.
Various state transport buses connect the area to different parts of the state. Private buses are pretty active in the area, too. Online bus tickets are available on a number of bus booking websites which has made it easy for travellers to confirm their tickets.