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
Vaajdi in Gujarat’s Junagadh district is located very close to Rajkot. As it is close to this city, it has a number of tourist attractions nearby. If you are looking out for a weekend break in a rural setting, Vaajdi is your perfect destination. This village is about 253 km away from its capital city, Gandhinagar.
Places to Stay
Except for a few homestays, there are no accommodation facilities in Vajdi. But you will find a number of budget hotels in Rajkot, which is 13 km from here. Some of them include Aditya Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 900), Motel the Village Resorts (Tariff –Rs. 1,000) and Rajdoot Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 1,000).
The languages spoken here are Gujarati and Hindi.
Holi in March-April, Janmashtami in July-August, Buddha Purnima in September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are the most important festivals of Vajdi.
Places of Interest
As Vaajdi is very close to Rajkot, it has several places of tourist interest. Swaminarayan Temple (10 km), Ramakrishna Ashram (11.9 km), Rashtriya Shala (12 km) and Jubilee Garden (13 km) are some of the major attractions.
How to Get There
Rajkot airport located at a distance if 12 km is the nearest from Vajdi.
The closest railway station from here is in Rajkot (14 km).
There are buses from Surat, Kamrej and Junagadh. Jay Khodiyar Bus Service is one of the top operators catering to passengers on this route. Discounted bus tickets are available on a number of travel websites like TicketGoose.com.