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
Botad is placed in the district of Gujarat and is well-known for its diamond businesses. This city is about 170 km from Ahmedabad and 120 km from Rajkot. It is quite scenic as it has several small hills to its eastern and western sides. This valley is said to be the birthplace of many literary geniuses, politicians and freedom fighters.
Places To Stay
There are many budget hotels in Botad. The more popular ones include Fortune Hotel Galaxy (Tariff – Rs. 500-1000), Yuvraj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500-1000) and Apex International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500-1000).
The official language of Botad is Gujarati and Hindi is also spoken here.
The Satam Mela during the month of Shravan is a source of great merriment. Cricket tournaments also drum up excitement and often have people from neighbouring towns and villages participating.
Places of Interest
There are many places of tourist interest in and around Botad. Surendranagar is only 87 km away from Botad by bus. Rajkot and Palitana are about 100 km away from Botad and are famous religious places. Bhavnagar (72 km) is known for its cuisine and temples.
How To Get There
Botad is just 66 km away from the Bhavnagar airport in Bhavnagar and 92 km away from the Civil airport in Rajkot.
The city is well-connected to most major cities in India. One can board trains that have direct routes to Pune, Hyderabad, Kakinada and Kochuveli.
Buses run from Botad to Bharuch, Vadodara, Surat, Ankleshwar and Barvala. The most popular bus operator who runs services to Botad is Jay Khodiyar Bus Service. Get bus ticket booking offers from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online