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
Chakrada is a small village near the coastal city of Balasore, known for its strategic importance and proximity to important towns and cities across the border in West Bengal such as Kharagpur, Medinipur and Digha. Balsore lies at a distance of 39 km. The Bay of Bengal coast is at a distance of 23 km, from where one can catch the magnificent view of the sun rise.
Places to Stay
There are a lot of good budget hotels in Balasore. Some of the options which are worth a try are Anandamayee Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Panthanivas – Panchalingeswar (Tariff – Rs. 900), Moonlight Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Hotel Shubham (Tariff – Rs. 900) among others.
The official language of the area is Oriya. Hindi and Bengali are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Ganesh Puja in August-September, Durga Puja in September-October and Diwali/Kali Puja in October-November.
Places of Interest
The village does not have destinations of tourist attraction. However, the city of Balasore differs in this respect. The main attractions of the city are the famous sea resort called Chandipur-on-sea, Kshirachora Gopinath Temple, Panchalingeswara Temple and the tomb of Sufi saint Bhujakhia Pir.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Sonari Airport in Jamshedpur in neighbouring Jharkhand at a distance of 201 km.
Baleshwar Railway Station is the major railway station at a distance of 37 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the town to different cities in the region. Online bus booking site like Ticketgoose.com provides tickets with best deals.