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
Dombivli is a city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It comes within the Thane district. Mumbai, the biggest Indian metropolis, is located at a distance of 50 km. Bhiwandi, another important city in the vicinity is located at a distance of 20 km. In the broader sense, the entire area is considered to be more or less a part of Greater Mumbai.
Places to Stay
One can try out these hotels in Mumbai proper - Hayat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Sai Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Ramada Navi Mumbai Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others as budget-friendly options.
The official language of the area is Marathi. Hindi, Urdu and English are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, Christmas and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
It is anyone’s guess, that the area with a beach (or coast) nearby is a tourist destination in itself. However, some of the places which are worth visiting in the nearby Bhiwandi are Shangri La Resort and Water Park and Chokhi Dhani.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at a distance of 42 km.
The Kalyan Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 7 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses have pick-up points in the area. Buses to the area from Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Navi Mumbai are readily available. Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online.