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
A town in the Junagadh district of Gujarat, Manavadar was formerly a princely state in British India. After independence the state agreed to be part of Pakistan before a plebiscite decreed that Manavadar would remain part of India. The town used to have flourishing industries of cotton, groundnut and ghee but all have since shut down. Manavadar is most well known for Kuvar-pak, a sweet made from milk, ghee sugar and aloe vera during the winter season.
Places to Stay
There are no viable hotels in Manavadar but lodging can be found in Junagadh, which is 36 km away. Some hotel options include Hotel Vishala (Tariff – Rs. 1400), Hotel Platinum (Tariff – Rs. 1200) and Hotel Harmony (Tariff – Rs. 750).
The official language of Manavadar is Gujarati. However, the national language of Hindi is also spoken here.
The Garba festival is celebrated in Mahesana during the period of Navratri in October each year. Over a period of nine days, dancers in traditional attire perform the Garba dance.
Places of Interest
There are few religious places of tourist attraction in Manavadar. Some places of worship include Pipleshwar Mahadev, Ram Mandir, Gayatri Mandri, Swaminarayan Mandir and Ganesh Mandir.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Manavadar is the Keshod Airport. It is located about 31 km away from the town.
Manavadar is well connected with important cities like Ahmedabad, Surat and Jaipur.
There are daily bus services to Surat. Aakash Travels is a reliable bus operator in this region. Book bus tickets online from the confines of your home or office without any hassle.