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
Vadnagar is a municipal city in the Mehsana district in the state of Gujarat. The town is known for being the birthplace of Mr. Narendra Modi. It has its history spanning over 2500 years. It is a significant place in the Mahabharata, where it is referred to as Anartapur. It also has an image of the Bodhisattva which is known to be as old as the 3rd Century A.D.
Places to stay
There are good budget hotels in Vadnagar like Hotel Toran (Tariff - Rs. 400), and Hotel Samrat (Tariff - Rs. 2000) that provide accommodation. There are also places for accommodation in the nearest town of Mehsana.
The official language spoken here is Gujarati. Other languages include Hindi as well as the local dialect of Kacchi.
The festival of Navratri is celebrated with great delight in Vadnagar. A musical festival known as ‘Tanariri’ is also celebrated here annually, along with the traditional festivals like Diwali and Holi.
Places of Interest
The major places to see in Vadnagar are the Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Other places include the Tanariri Garden, Ashapura Mata Temple, the Jain Temples, Gauri Kund and the Janjanio Well.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Vadnagar is the Ahmedabad Airport (80 km).
Vadnagar has its own railway station which has trains at regular intervals. The closest junction to Vadnagar is Mehsana (39 km).
There is regular bus service to and from Vadnagar. Operators like Ghanshyam Travels and Ashok Leyland operate regular services. These buses also ply to Bharuch, Surat and Ankleshwar. You can book bus online from various bus booking websites.