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
Bhalgam is a village located in the Western Indian state of Gujarat. It is part of Junagadh district located 49 km away from district headquarters.
Places to Stay
Junagadh is the nearest large town with good budget options available. Some of them are The Lotus Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Harmony (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Indralok (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Krishna (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Bhalgam is Gujarati.
Shivratri Mela is organised every March at the foot of Mount Girnar which is located at 54 km away from Bhalgam.
Places of Interest
Junagadh is the nearest tourist city. Sakkarbaug Zoo, established in 1863, and Durbar Hall Museum are both must-visits. The Ashokan edicts found at the foot of Mount Girnar are also ancient relics that are worth seeing. The Uperkot Fort which was originally built in 319 BC and Damodar Kund, built in 500 AD, should be on a tourist’s itinerary.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Bhalgam is the Diu airport, located 90 km away.
Rajkot Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station 108 km away. This station connects Bhalgam to major cities in the state and across the region like Ahmedabad, Porbander, Delhi and Mumbai.
Mahasagar Travels, Patel Tours and Travels, Sadguru Travels and Pavan Travels provide reliable services to Bhalgam via Junagadh bus station. Several discounts on bus tickets are available online which you can avail of while booking your tickets.