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
Lapaliya, a small village in Gujarat’s Amreli district, is located on a rocky plateau. People in this region depend on agriculture for their livelihood. The Amreli-Saverkundla State Highway runs through this village. Some of the nearby cities that surround Lapaliya are Amreli, Savarkundla, Palitana and Lathi. Shell River flows near this village, irrigating the crops in the vicinity.
Places to Stay
Lapaliya does not offer lodging facilities to those visiting the village. If you plan to visit this village, you can book hotels in Bhavnagar, which is 133 km away near the Gulf of Khambhat. Some of the budget hotels are Hotel White Rose (Tariff – Rs.682), Shital Guest House (Tariff – Rs.171), Hotel Swagat (Tariff – Rs.417) and Hotel Apollo (Tariff – Rs.720).
The languages spoken in Lapaliya are Gujarati and Hindi.
The important festivals in Lapaliya are the Kite Festival in January, Maha Shivratri celebrated in February, Holi in March, Janmashtami in August, Ganesha Chaturthi in August-September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few places of interest in Lapaliya. These tourist attractions include Swaminarayan Temple (17 km), Khodiyar Lake (38 km), Chandgadh (7 km) and Liliya Mota (25 km) away from Lapaliya.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Vadodara Airport located about 312 km away from Lapaliya.
There is no railway station in Lapaliya. The closest railway station is located in Amreli, which is 18 km away from this village.
Lapaliya is connected by many state-run and private buses that travel from nearby cities and towns. Private bus operators such as Jay Khodiyar Travels run comfortable A/C and non-A/C buses from Ankleshwar and Surat to Lapaliya. The number of bus booking sites is increasing by the day. So, whenever you want to book your tickets online log on to anyone of them and get your tickets.