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
Oliya is a village in Gujarat’s Savar Kundla district. Located about 9 km away from its district headquarters, it has several places to visit in and around its vicinity. Its proximity to Amreli, Babapur and Rajkot makes it even more alluring. The best time to visit this place is between October and March.
Places to Stay
There are budget as well as luxury hotels in Amreli. However, good budget hotels are available in Rajkot (130 km). Some of them include Aditya Hotel (Tariff – Rs.900), MotelThe Village Resorts (Tariff – Rs.1,000) and Bhabha Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500).
Gujarati is mostly spoken in the area. English is also spoken and understood.
Holi in March-April, Janmashtami in July-August, Buddha Purnima in September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are the most important festivals of Oliya.
Places of Interest
Major places of attraction in and around Oliya include Savar Kundla (9 km), Shell river (14 km), Amreli (27 km), Babapur (29 km), Khodiyar Dam (33 km) and Dhari (34 km).
How to Get There
Diu Airport, which is 112 km from here, is the closest from the town.
Amreli Railway Station, which is 26 kilometer away, is the nearest major railhead connecting this place to other cities.
There are buses from Amreli, Bharuch, Ankleshwar and Surat. Jay Khodiyar Bus Service is one of the top operators catering to passengers on this route. Making use of bus ticket booking discount can help you save money while travelling. Look out for such offers at Ticketgoose.com.