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
This town is located in the Surendranagar district of Gujarat and is 177 km from the capital, Gandhinagar. Wankaner, Wadhwan and Morvi are the cities that are close to Halvad. It is home to the Samastar Pond which is very popular as is the Lord Shiva temple. The total population of this town was roughly 55% according to the 2001 census and the literacy rate was 62%.
Places to Stay
The hotels closest to Halvad are in Surendranagar (50 km away.) These include Shiv International Hotel (tariff Rs. 1,300), the Neelam (tariff Rs. 1,000 onwards) and Hotel President (tariff Rs. 2,000).
The languages spoken in Halvad are Gujarati, Hindi and English.
The festivals celebrated here are Holi, Diwali, Navratri, Janmashtami, Kite Festival, Mohorram, Ramzan and Ganesh Chaturthi.
Places of Interest
Halvad is well-known for temples and sites that are frequented by tourists include Sharaneshwer, Vaijnath, Bhavanibhuteshwar, Gaulokeshwar, Kashiwishvanath and Dholeshwar. Towns such as Rajkot (110 km), Morvi (47 km), Surendranagar (50 km), Wankaner (56 km) and Gandhidham (140 km) also have interesting places to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Civil Airport which is 99 km away. Domestic flights for cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore can be taken from here.
Halvad has its own railway station from where one can catch trains to the nearby cities and towns. The Rajkot railway station which is 98 km away has trains that travel to cities like Mumbai, Pune Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Private bus operators such as Patel’s Tours and Travels and Shree Sahjanand Travel provide their services from Halvad to Bhuj and other cities like Surat, Ahmedabad, Surendranagar and Rajkot. When you are booking a bus ticket online, check out for the numerous offers that several bus booking websites give from time to time.