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
A village in Satara district in Maharashtra, Vele is surrounded by the Sahyadri Mountains. If you are looking for some quiet time amidst nature, then it is a good retreat from the bustling city life. Its proximity to some hill stations like Panchgani (12 km) and Mahabaleshwar (22 km) makes it even more alluring.
Places to Stay
Homestays are the only options when it comes to accommodation in this village. Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar have a number of reasonably good hotels like Tera Camp Resort, Panchgani (Tariff –Rs.800), MTDC Holiday Resort, Mahabaleshwar (Tariff –Rs.1,000) and Sapna Hotel, Mahabaleshwar (Tariff –Rs.1,000).
Marathi is the official language of Vele.
Mahashivaratri in February, Holi in March-April, Ganesh Chaturthi in September and Diwali in October-November are some of the major festivals celebrated in Vele.
Places of Interest
The village itself might not have much to offer in terms of tourist attractions, but it has several places of interests nearby like Panchgani (12 km), Wai (19km), Mahabaleshwar (22 km) and Satara (29 km).
How to Get There
If one has to travel by air, Lohegaon airport (95 km) in Pune is the closest.
Vele has no railway station, but Satara junction is about 27 km from here. The major rail head connecting this village is Pune at 89 km.
Buses are available from Satara, Panchgani, Wai, Navsari and Mahabaleshwar. Dutta Krupa Travels is one of the top operators that travel on this route. If you don’t have the time to go to a counter, book bus tickets online with just the click of a mouse.