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
Panchgani is a famous hill station in Maharashtra that was frequented by the British, during the British Raj, as a scenic summer getaway. Aside from its scenic setting, the hill station is also known for its premier boarding schools, some of which have been around since the late 19 century.
Places to Stay
Some hotels you could choose to stay in while at Panchgani include Blue Country Resort (Tariff – Rs 5000), Ravine Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 3600), and Wonder Woods (Tariff – Rs. 1600).
The official language of Panchgani is Marathi.
Panchgani celebrates many Hindu festivals with much grandeur. There is also the Mapro Strawberry Festival, which is usually held over Easter weekend.
Places of Interest
Wai (10 km from Panchgani), is a city situated on the banks of the Krishna river, is highly recommended for tourists. Other attractions include Sydney Point, Table Land (highest point in Panchgani), Parsi Point, and Devil’s Kitchen (a spot associated with the Mahabharath). Dhom Dham, about 21 km from Panchgani, is also a great spot for boating and other water sports/activities.
How to Get There
The closest airport is at Pune, which is 95 km away from Panchgani.
The closest railway station is the Pune Railway station, which is about 95 km away. Wathar is another railway station close to Panchgani; however it is not well connected.
Panchgani is well connected by state road transport and public bus services. There are many buses that ply between Pune and Panchgani. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include ARC Travels, Hindusthan Travels and Joy Travels. The number of bus booking sites is increasing by the day. So, whenever you want to book your tickets online log on to anyone of them and get your tickets.