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
Vijapadi, a small hamlet in Gujarat’s Amreli district is about 291 km from Ahmedabad, its capital city. Savarkundla, Rajula and Khamba are of some of the cities located close to Vijapadi. Tourists travelling by air to this village have to take a flight to Diu and travel by bus to get to the destination.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Vijapadi. If you want to stay here, you will have to go to Savarkundla, which is 23 km from here. There are reasonably good hotels in Savarkundla like Hotel Shree Paras (Tariff –Rs. 501), Hotel Darshan (Tariff –Rs.500) and Hotel Angel (Tariff –Rs.1,000).
Gujarati and Hindi are the official languages of Vijapadi.
Some of the festivals celebrated here are Holi in March-April, Janmasthami in July-August, Bhadra Purnima in September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are several places to visit in and around Vijapadi like Savarkundla (23 km), Rajula (27 km) and Khamba (30 km).
How to Get There
Diu airport is 94 km away from this town. Another option for tourists is the Bhavnagar airport, which is 101 km from here.
Vijapadi has no railway station of its own. Rajkot junction is the major rail head connecting this place to other important cities.
The nearest bus stand is at Savarkundla. Buses ply regularly from Ahmedabad and Surat. Shree Jalaram Travels and the state-run GSRTC are the top bus operators here. Ticketgoose.com provides a number of bus ticket offers for its customers. Look out for them when you book your tickets online.