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
Sihor is a small town in Gujarat. It is part of the Bhavnagar district and lies on the banks of the river Gautami. Sihor is surrounded by hills and is considered to be very scenic. It attracts many tourists throughout the year who are drawn to it by its culture and the ancient temples that it is home to. It is popularly known as the Chhote Kashi of Gujarat.
Places to Stay
There are several budget-friendly hotels in Sihor. Some of them are Hotel Sun ‘n’ Shine (Tariff – Rs. 1700), Hotel Apollo (Tariff – Rs. 1765) and Generation X Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2000.)
The official language of Sihor is Gujarati. Hindi is also understood by the people.
The important events in Sihor include the Navnath pilgrimage in January, Chatt Pooja and the Kite Festival that is also held in January.
Places of Interest
There are several places that are considered to be tourist attractions in Sihor. These include the Gautameshwara Lake, the Sihori Mata Mandir and Sihori Fort that is just outside the city.
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Sihor is the Bhavnagar airport which is located about 20 km away from the town. There are daily flights o Mumbai.
The closest railway station is in Bhavnagar which is 20 km away. There are daily trains from Bhavnagar to Saurashtra, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Surat, Saurashtra, Vadodara and Mumbai from the Sihor Bus Stand. Shreenath Travels is one of the best bus operators in this region. Various bus ticket online booking sites make it convenient for travellers to book their tickets with ease.