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
Chhapi is a village in the Vadgam taluka of the Banas Kantha district in Gujarat. It is located between the villages of Sidpur and Kanodar. It is about 12 km from Vadgam and 109 km from State capital, Gandhinagar. Chhapi is known for its railway station and the railway line that passes through it. Chhapi is well known for its Jain temples and timber industry.
Places to Stay
Rooms at Dharamshalas are available at nominal rates in Chhapi. Alternatively, one can stay in hotels in nearby Palanpur. Some of the hotels are Hotel Greenwoods (Tariff – Rs. 750), Hotel Lajwanti (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Palanpur Yatrik Bhavan (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The local language is Gujarati. Other language spoken is Hindi.
The International Kite Festival celebrated on 14th January, Holi in the month of March and Navratri in the month of October are some major events here.
Places of Interest
Chhapi is well known for the temple of Manibhadra Veer, located about 7 km from the village, at Magarwada. Other attractions are Vadgam Lake (12 km), Balaram Mahadev Mandir (35 km), and Ambaji Mata Temple (70 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Chhapi is the Ahmedabad Airport (130 km).
Regular trains to Chhapi are available from other major cities of the country. Chhapi Railway Station and Umardashi Railway Station are close to Chhapi. Express trains from Ahmedabad stop at these stations.
Mofussil Services links cities, towns and villages within Gujarat. You can get online bus booking offers through various travel websites, especially during festive occasions.