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
Manmad is a city in Nasik district of Maharashtra. The city has a population of around 125,000 which makes it the third largest city in the district. Manmad is known for its warehouses which are the largest in Asia in terms of storing grains. The city also houses offices of well-known petroleum companies such as Hindustan Petroleum, Indian Oil, and Bharat Petroleum.
Places to Stay
There are many good economical places to stay in Manmad but some of the best known for money and comfort are – Hotel Kala Sai, Hotel Utsav, Hotel Raj, Hotel Sai Residence, Hotel Sai Simran, Hotel Kuber Inn, Sanskruti Resort, Swamy Resort, and Hotel Sai Mahal.
Marathi is the main language spoken here, while Hindi is also understood and spoken by few.
Due to its proximity to Shirdi, the important festivals of Manmad are Guru Purnima, Dussera, and Sai Baba’s death anniversary.
Places of Interest
Ankai Fort and Tankai Fort are most popular places to check out. Other must-see places are Hadbichi Shendi, Agastya Rishi Temple, and Waghdardi Dam.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Manmad is the Pune Airport.
The most important railway junction is the Manmad railway station.
Road transport is always a preferred choice here when it comes to travelling to adjoining cities like Pune, Shirdi, Mumbai and cutting down on expenses. Since Pune is the closest of all, options for buses are quite decent. Prasanna Purple, Rahul Travels, Hans Travels Indore, Shrinath Travels, Shree Gajanan Travels are some of the operators offering bus services. Cheap bus tickets are available on several travel portals like Ticketgoose.com.