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
Manekvada is a village that is located in the Keshod Taluka of the Junagadh district in Gujarat. It is located close to Keshod (11 km to Manekvada), Manavadar (24 km from Manekvada) and Mangrol (37 km from Manekvada.) The village is also 27 km away from the district capital of Junagadh. The most popular tourist destination here is the Manekvada Mal Bapas temple. Most residents of Manekvada belong to the Nagar community.
Places to Stay
As Manekvada is primarily a village, there are no hotels here. However various lodging options can be found in the nearby city of Junagadh (27 km from Manekvada). Some of them are The Taj Gateway (tariff – Rs. 5,996), Hotel Indralok (tariff – Rs. 1,671) and Hotel Harmony (tariff – Rs. 780.)
The official language of Manekvada is Gujarati.
Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami and Diwali are some festivals that are popular among the people here.
Places of Interest
There are many places that are frequented by tourists within Manekvada. The Manekvada Mal Bapas temple is the most famous tourist destination in this village.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Porbandar Airport. It is located about 91 km away from the village.
The nearest railway station to the village is at Keshod (11 km from Manekvada.) There are trains to major cities in Gujarat as well as to Mumbai (805 km from Manekvada) and Pune (938 km from Manekvada.)
There are no direct bus services to Manekvada. However one can reach the city of Keshod (which is nearby) from Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Junagadh and Vadodara. Keshod Tours and Travels is a reliable bus operator in this region. Online bus ticket booking is one of the easiest ways of booking your tickets.