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
Pithalpur, a village located in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district, is known for its lofty green fields and numerous temples. Its district headquarters, Bhavnagar, is 60 km away and Gandhinagar, its capital city, is 238 km away from Pithalpur. Some of the nearby cities around this village are Palitana, Talaja, Sihor and Mahuva. This area lies on the border of Ghogha, Mahuva and Sihor.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels in Pithalpur. Bhavnagar offers good budget hotels. These hotels are Hotel White Rose (Tariff – Rs.672), Hotel Sunlight (Tariff – Rs.175), Hotel Jubilee (Tariff – Rs.438) and Hotel Apollo (Tariff – Rs.720).
The languages spoken in Pithalpur are Gujarati, Hindi and English.
The festivals celebrated in Pithalpur are the Kite Festival held in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Janmashtami during July-August, Ganesh Chaturthi during August-September, Navratri in October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many temple structures and lakes in and around Pithalpur. These places are in Palitana (9 km), Rajawal (21 km), Shetrunji (18 km) and the Dam near Hanol which is 8 km away from Pithalpur.
How to Get There
The nearest airport, Bhavnagar Airport, is located 66 km away from Pithalpur.
There is no railway station in Pithalpur. The nearest railway station is the Palitana Railway Station, 7 km away from this village.
Pithalpur is well connected through many bus routes, including a National Highway that passes by its border. There are daily buses from Surat to Pithalpur run by Jay Khodiyar Bus Services. Online bus booking in India is one of the most preferred ways of getting bus tickets to various popular places in India.