Badhada is a small village in the Kathiawar peninsula in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It sits just 15 km away from the Mityala Gir National Park. The coast of Arabian Sea is also just 53 km from the village. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Junagadh at a distance of 116 (a two hour drive away).
Places to Stay
The village by default does not have proper and safe lodging facilities. Budget hotels which are worth trying for in Junagadh are Shikhar Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Vishala Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Sapphire (Tariff – Rs. 800), New Somnath Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and others.
The official language of Badhada is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October, the two Eid(s) and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The best places of interest in the region are in the neighbouring city of Junagadh. Places which are worth a visit are Uparkot, Jama Masjid, Junagadh Caves, the old part of the town, Rohidas Ashram and others. The Gir National Park, famous for its lions, is also a must-see.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Diu Airport at a distance of 104 km.
The Junagadh Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 117 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses cater to passengers travelling on this route. Shree Hari travels is one of the private operators in the region. Avail of bus ticket booking discount coupons from Ticketgoose.com when you buy your tickets online.
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