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
Mokalsar is a small village in the Siwana Tehsil in Rajasthan. It is part of the Barmer District, Jodhpur (91km) being the nearest city. Jaiselmer, Pali and Pakistan to the west are its other neighbours. Mokalsar’s mud huts are a tourist’s visual delight. Locals are friendly and helpful. It is also known for its green granite stones.
Places to Stay
Although there no hotels in Mokalsar, Barmer has a number of good budget hotels to offer. These are Hotel Shubham Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above), Hotel Kailash International (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above) and Pawan Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500 and above).
The official languages of Mokalsar are Rajasthani and Hindi. One can also hear English being spoken here.
Mokalsar is famous for its fairs, held mostly in Barmer. Noteworthy ones are Mallonath Fair, Chouthan Sai Jog or the Sanyashi Fair and the Tilwara Cattle fair.
Places of Interest
Mokalsar offers both historical as well as religious tourist attractions. Siwana Fortl, also called Gadh Siwana, is estimated to be more than thousand years old. There are many small temples in Mokalsar for the religious-minded.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Mokalsar is in Jodhpur at a distance of 91 km.
Mokalsar is a small station and is connected to the rest of Rajasthan through Western Railway. The major stations include Jodhpur, Jaiselmer, Ahmedabad and others.
There are daily bus services to Surat, Ankleshwar, Baroda, Ahmedabad and Udaipur. The best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Shreenath Travellers, Shrinath Travel Agency, Rishabh Travels and others. Ticketgoose.com is one of the best portals from where you can book bus online.