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
Bhiloda is a village in Gujarat that is located about 105 kms from Ahmedabad and the town nearest to it is Himmatnagar which is about 45 km away. Bhildod is part of Aravalli District created on August 15 2013 and is Taluk headquarters of a number of village panchayats under its jurisdiction. Bhiloda has a multi-ethnic community and people from different parts of India have chosen to settle down here.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels in Bhiloda but there are budget hotels in Himmatnagar and Sabarkantha. One of them is the Sabarkantha Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000), another is Ashirvad Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 501-1000) and Stay Inn Hotel & Resort (Tariff – Rs. 501-1000).
The official languages of Bhiloda are Gujarati and Hindi. There is a smattering of Kutchi that is also spoken.
The most important festival in Bhiloda is Navratri, they also consider all Jain festivals to be important including Paryushan (which take place in the Shravan month.)
Places of Interest
Most tourist attractions in Bhiloda are ideal for those who are interested in visiting religious places. One of the most popular attractions is in Shamlaji (18 km) on the National Highway. Sabarkantha is only 40 km away from Bhiloda by bus. Danta Ambaji (77 km) and Ambaji (83 km) are also tourist places near Bhiloda.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Bhiloda is the Ahmedabad Airport which is approximately 105 km away.
Bhiloda has a railway station that is connected to other cities like Baroda, Surat and Rajkot.
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Vapi, Surat, Ankleshwar, Badoli, Daramali and Mumbai. The best bus operators on these routes include Asha Travels, Ramani Travels and Shree Chaudhari Travels. Book your tickets online through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.