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
Khimsar, a small village on the edge of the great Thar Desert in Rajasthan, is reputed for its glorious forts and ancient buildings and structures. Tourism Industry has flourished over the past few years offering trips to remote areas on camels or horses and visit to the fort, which still belongs to the royal family. This region is a great place to visit, as it has several tourist attractions.
Places to Stay
There are no budget hotels available in Khimsar. Nagaur, which is 44 km away from this area, provides decent accommodation. Some of the hotels here are Hotel Mahaveer International (Tariff – Rs.737), Hotel Sujan (Tariff – Rs.263) and Hotel Bhaskar (Tariff – Rs.413).
The languages spoken in Khimsar are Rajasthani and Hindi.
The most important festivals celebrated here are Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Teej Festival in July, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are interesting sightseeing areas in Khimsar. These places include Khimsar Fort (600 m) and Khimsar Dunes Village (7 km) away from Khimsar.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is situated in Jaipur, which is 301 km away from Khimsar.
There is no railway station in Khimsar. Nagaur Railway Station, which is 43 km away from Khimsar, is the nearest railway station.
The village of Khimsar is well connected by state-run and private buses that bring visitors to this area. There are daily buses to Khimsar by private bus operators such as Mahendra & Raneja Travels, VK Jain Marwar Travels and Laxmi Travels from Surat and Ahmedabad. Online bus booking is a rage with travelers these days because several travel websites provide cheap bus ticket booking facility to its customers.