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
Paddhari is located in the Rajkot district of Gujarat. It is situated at an average elevation of 62 metres above sea-level. It is dotted with numerous temples such as the Sitaram temple and the Jagnath Mahadev temple among others. This place has been home to several well-known personalities such as the writer Shri Harilal Upadhyay and astrologist Shri Revashankarbhai Trivedi. Rajkot, Jamnagar, Morvi and Wankaner are the tourist destinations located in the vicinity of Paddhari.
Places to Stay
Paddhari, being a small town does not have many hotels. But Rajkot which is 30 km away has several. Some of the hotels in Rajkot are, Hotel K Rose (tariff – Rs. 1500), Hotel Pallav (tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Aditya (tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Rajdoot (tariff – Rs. 1500.)
Gujarati, English and Hindi are among the most common languages that are spoken in Paddhari.
The festival of Navratri, which is usually in the month of October is celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
The Sitaram temple, the Jagnath Mahadev temple and the Sri Pragateshwar Mahadev temple are among the most popular tourist attractions in Paddhari.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Paddhari is the Rajkot airport which is situated at a distance of 30.9 km away.
The nearest major railway station from Paddhari is the Wankaner Junction which is at a distance of 4.9 km away. The Rajkot Junction is a little further away, at a distance of 32.5 km but most visitors prefer this option.
Paddhari can be accessed by bus from Ahmedabad and Rajkot. Samay Travels run their buses between Ahmedabad and Paddhari and the areas around it. Neelkanth Travels has buses plying from Rajkot. Online bus ticket reservation is an easy and convenient way to get your tickets.