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
Pipalava is a village Gujarat’s Amreli district. This village has a few attractions such as temples and a couple of lakes located in its vicinity. Amreli is situated within a distance of 33 km and Gandhinagar, its capital city, is 234 km away. Some of the nearby cities that border Pipalava are Una, Rajula, Amreli and Savarkundla.
Places to Stay
Tourists visiting Pipalava tend to book rooms in Amreli as there are budget hotels with good ambience. Some of the hotels here are Good Luck Guest House (Tariff – Rs.200) and Hotel Darshan (Tariff – Rs.700).
The languages spoken in Pipalava are Gujarati and Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated in Pipalava are the Kite Festival held in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Janmashtami in July-August, Ganesh Chaturthi in August, Navaratri in October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Pipalava is known for its beautiful carved temples and monuments. Other attractions are Amreli (33 km), Damnagar (16 km), Nana Umarda (23 km) and Shihor (58 km) away from Pipalava.
How to Get There
The nearest airport, Diu Airport, is located 167 km away from Pipalava.
There is no railway station in Pipalava. Rajkot Junction Railway Station, which is the nearest railway station, is located 100 km from Pipalava.
There is a network of bus routes from nearby cities connecting Pipalava to other cities. Many private bus operators ply on these roads. Cheap bus tickets are available on several travel portals like Ticketgoose.com.