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
Ranavav is a village panchayat, headquartered in the Porbandar district of Gujarat. It is situated at a distance of 13 km from the city of Porbandar and 60 km from Upleta city of Rajkot district. The distance from Rananvav to the state capital of Gandhinagar is 407 km. Being located at the edge of Bardo Jungle, it stretches from Jamnagar to Porbandar, and connects major nearby cities and towns.
Places to Stay
Several budget friendly hotels are available in Ranavav that ensure a comfortable stay. Some of them which are worth mentioning are Hotel Natraj (Tariff – Rs. 344), Hotel lila’s (Tariff – Rs. 529), Hotel Indraprasth (Tariff – Rs. 545), Hotel Pride (Tariff – Rs. 764), Hotel Kuber (Tariff – Rs. 969) and many more.
The official language of Ranavav is Gujarati.
The major festivals celebrated in Ranavav are Dhanteras in October, Kite festival in January , Holi in March, Vautha Mela in November, and Navarathri in October to name a few.
Places of Interest
A number of places of tourist attractions are available in Ranavav. Among them, the beautiful Ennore Beach is a must-see to enjoy the golden sunrays on water and the low tide. Other important places worth a visit are the Porbandar sea beach, the ancient ruins of Ghumli, Bharat Mandir, Kamla Nehru Park, Huzoor Palace etc.
How to Get There
The Porbandar Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 10 km from Ranavav.
The nearest railway station is the Ranavav Railway Station, at a distance of 3 km from the village.
Regular buses are available from Ranavav as the place is well-connected to the nearby cities and towns. The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) is major bus service provider that ply across all the important routes of the place. There are also many private bus operators such as SRS Travels, Sagar Travels, Aakash travels and the like. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.