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
Located in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra, Malkapur is a city famous for producing cotton. Along with being the municipal council of the district, Malkapur is an educational and industrial hub. The city boats a massive paper industry and large quantities of paper are supplied to Mumbai. Malkapur also has a thriving agricultural industry and has many pulses mills. The city has a population of over 72,000 and the city centre is generally crowded due to thriving businesses.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Malkapur. Some of them are Prem Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2000), and Hotel Shivaditya Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1800).
The official language of Malkapur is Marathi.
Due to Malkapur’s proximity to Madhya Pradesh the daily cloth and grain market is very popular. One of the most popular festivals in this city is the Krishna Janmashtami, which is celebrated in August-September every year.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Malkapur. Some of the places include Durga Devi temple, the biggest Hanuman Murti in the world (30 km), the Nagar Parishad Garden, Changdev Maharaj Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Malkapur is the Belgaum Airport in Karnataka (171 km).
Malkapur falls on the Mumbai-Nagpur-Howrah line on the Indian Railways.
There are frequent bus services to Pune (766 km). Shri Swaminarayan Tours and Travels provides reliable bus options from this city. Bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com facilitates cheap bus ticket booking because of which online bus booking has become popular amongst travellers.