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
Nandurbar is a picturesque district which is located within the Kandesh region of Maharashtra. Nandurbar is divided into two separate districts i.e. Dhule and Nandurbar. Nandurbar is surrounded by one of the most beautiful rivers of India, the Narmada River.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Nandurbar. Some of them are Hotel Jain Plaza (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Bhushan Residency Park (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel DSK Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Heera Executive (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Nandurbar is Marathi. Other languages that are spoken here include Ahirani, Bhili and Hindi.
The important festivals of Nandurbar are the Nandurbar Ganesh Festival (celebrated in the month of September) and the Asthamba which is held during the same month as Diwali.
Places of Interest
There are several places that are appealing to tourists in Nandurbar such as Toranmal (40 km from Nandurbar), the Unapdev Hot Water Spring (25 km from Shahada), the Yashwant lake (25 km from Nandurbar) and Ashvasthama (70 km from Nandurbar).
How to Get There
The nearest airports are at Ahmedabad and Mumbai from where frequent flights to other cities are available. The distance from Nandurbar to the airports is approximately 250 km.
The Nandurbar railway station has several trains that connect to many important cities in India. It is one of the important stations on the central railway line. Trains are easily available.
One can easily reach Nandurbar through private bus services. Bus ticket booking has become very convenient with online bus reservation facility.