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
Gujarat, the forefront of progress and development, known for its rich history and culture also boasts of many small towns like Songadh. The town is divided into two parts, Junagam or the old town and Navagam-new town. Surrounded by hills and greenery, this places makes for a visual delight for any tourist.
Places to Stay
Songadh is a small town and one many not find hotels there but there are lodges and dharamshalas that one can look up.
Gujarati is the official language of the region; however Hindi and English are also spoken and understood by some.
Diwali and Dushhera are popular festivals and so is Makar Sankranti-the kite flying festival. There is a local festival called Gurjarvani, where around 7,000 tribesmen and women gather annually. Local festivals unique to the region bring out the finer nuances of the people in a cultural sense and that is what sets it apart from the rest of the country.
Places of Interest
Apart from the pristine beauty of the surrounding area, there are many places one can visit in Songadh like the Shri Sai Baba Temple, the Vrajeshwar Mahadev Temple, and the Songadh Fort. The Ukai Dam is around 11 km away.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Songadh is in Surat around 95 km away.
Songadh has its own railway station. One can always check IRCTC for the same.
There are several local and private company that run regular buses here. Operators such as Shubham Travels (Tariff-Rs.300 onwards) and Hari Hara Travels offer good and reliable bus services. The town is well connected to the major parts of India. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.