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
Bhancha is a small village in the Bilaspur district of the central Indian state of Chattisgarh. The nearest major urban hub of Raipur is at a distance of 97 km, whereas the district headquarters (Bilaspur) is at a distance of 60 km. The vast Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 79 km.
Places to Stay
Being a remote village, naturally there are no great places for tourists to accommodate themselves. One is forced to venture into Raipur for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Mayank Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Hotel Udaydeep (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Agrawal Inn (Tariff – Rs. 800), Natraj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The village in itself may not have anything interesting to offer. Raipur as a city, however, will not disappoint you as a tourist. Some of the places which are worth a visit are Mahant Ghasidas Museum, Guru Tegh Bahadur Museum, Nandanvan Zoo and 5D shows (the city is one of the very few in India to have 5D theatres).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Raipur Airport at a distance of 111 km.
The Bilaspur Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 65 km.
Mostly state transport buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. A few smaller private operators are active too. You can get online bus booking offers through various travel websites, especially during festive occasions.