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
Viramgam city is 65 km from Ahmedabad district in Gujarat. It is famous for its lakes, dargahs and temples. It is well-connected to the rest of India by rail, road and air. Indian Oil Corporation storage tank depot lies in Viramgam.
Places to Stay
Viramgam is a small town and so does not have many hotels. There are homestays available and the some of the nearest hotels (located 34 km away) are Hotel Atithi Ahmedabad (Tariff – Rs. 600), Hotel Alpha (Tariff – Rs. 780) and Hotel New York (Tariff – Rs. 1080.)
The official language of Viramgam is Gujarati. Hindi is also spoken here.
The Anand Mela is very popular and is visited by people from all over the state. It is held at Viramgam in the Shravan month (July – August.)
Places of Interest
There are many places that can be considered as tourist attractions in Viramgam. Some of the popular ones are Nalsarovar Lake (40 km away from Ahmedabad), the Munsar Lake, the Balaji temple, the Kashi Vishwanath temple, the Balapir Dargah and Jumma Masjid.
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Viramgam is the Ahmedabad international airport which is 70 km away.
Viramgam has a railway station located 65 km away and which falls on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad-
Viramgam is connected by bus to cities such as Surat, Ahmedabad, Nathdwara, Udaipur, Ankleshwar, Bhilwara, Rajkot, Vadodara, Junagadh and Gandhinagar(among others.) Some of the best bus operators in this region include Shrinath Travels and Shree Valam Travels. Browse through several bus booking portals and avail of cheapest bus tickets.