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
Doodhu is a small village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. It comes within the Barmer district. The district headquarters, Barmer, lies at a distance of 59 km north of the village. The state capital of Jaipur lies at a distance of 573 km north-east of the village. It lies within the Thar desert region, with the Pakistan border being just 139 km (two and half hours’ drive) away.
Places to Stay
There are no places to put up for the night in the village. One has to travel to Barmer (103 km away) for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Hotel Krishna (Tariff – Rs. 800), KK Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Shivam Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Kailash Sarovar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000).
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The village in itself may not have anything interesting to offer. A ride to the Pakistan border with a prior permission from relevant authorities may prove to be a little exciting. One can also visit the neighbouring hub of Barmer, the largest agglomeration nearby.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport at a distance of 255 km.
Barmer Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 56 km.
Being very close to the sensitive international border, it is mostly state transport buses which cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Buses to the village are available from Barmer. Bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com facilitates cheap bus ticket booking because of which online bus booking has become popular amongst travellers.