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
Vallabhipur, also known as Vallabhi, is in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district. Located about 187 km away from its capital city, this is an ancient town steeped in history. It was once a popular centre of the Jains. There are several ruins in the town worth a visit.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Vallabhipur, but Bhavnagar about 45 km away has a number of options for tourists like White Rose Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 800), Blue Diamond Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 900) and Rangoli Park Hotel and Resort (Tariff –Rs.1,000).
Gujarati is the official language of Vallabhipur. Hindi and English are also spoken in the town.
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 this town.
Places of Interest
Vallabhipur has several places of interests for tourists, including Khodiyar Mandir, Bhavnagar (34 km), Victoria Park (35 km), Pillgarden (36 km) and Gaurishankar Lake (38 km).
How to Get There
Bhavnagar airport about 45 km from here is the closest to the town.
Dhola Junction, which is 20 km away, is the nearest from here. However, the major rail head is in Rajkot, which is 146 km away.
There are buses from Surat, Baruch and Kosamba. Jay Khodiyar Travels, Raj Travels and Laxmi Travels are some of the top operators catering to passengers on this route. Bus ticket booking discount coupons from travel portals can help you save money when you are travelling.