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
Mumbai - a city everyone knows. However, at the edge of Navi Mumbai is Kalamboli. The place is the starting point of the much renowned and revamped Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Kalamboli, like the Devanshi Inn (Tariff – Rs. 2,275), Pallavi Avida (Tariff – Rs. 2,249) and Hotel City Palace (Tariff – Rs. 2,849).
Marathi, Hindi and English are the most common languages spoken in the region, Marathi being the official language.
Every festival is celebrated with great vigour but Ganesh Chaturthi certainly takes the cake. It is one of the most widely celebrated festivals. Diwali and Dushhera is given a lot of importance as well.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Kalamboli. Apart from the popular sights of Mumbai some of the places to visit include the Rajmachi Fort around 44.4km away near Lonavala. The place offers great views and treks. 25 km north of Mumbai one will come across the Vihigaon Falls in Thane, which not only has majestic scenery but one can also go canoeing.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kalamboli is the Chhatrapti Shivaji International Airport around 27 km away and the domestic airport is around the same.
Kalamboli is well connected via the railways and the nearest railway stations are Mansarovar railway station and Khargar railway station at 2.5 km and 4 km respectively, and Panvel railway station, 5 km from Kalamboli.
NMMT, BEST, MSRTC and KDMT are local bus services that one can avail apart from the inter-city buses which are available. Making use of bus ticket coupons are the best way to get discounts while booking your tickets.