Bhilad is situated around 120 kms north of Mumbai and 130 kms South of Surat. It is a town in the Valsad district of Gujarat, situated between the Gujarat-Maharashtra border and the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The town is named after a small hill called “Bhilkhai Hill”. And it falls on the route to Mumbai on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Expressway. The hills surrounding Bhilad are Tarmia and Bhilad and they come under the Sahyadri Range making them a good, trekking destination.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Bhilad. Some of them are Hotel Woodland Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Brighton (Tariff – Rs 1500).
The official language of Bhilad is Gujarat and Hindi. A smattering of Kutchi is spoken in some parts though.
One of the most important festivals at Bhilad is the Foundation Day celebration. On 10th May, 1989, the Jain Temple at Nandigram and the Simandhar Swami Jain Derasar was inaugurated. Devotees from Gujarat and Maharasthra gather to celebrate this momentous occasion where the “dhvaja” (flag) was hoisted and the temple was officially inaugurated.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Bhilad. Bordi (25 km), Udvada (27 km) and Trimbakeshwar (86 km) are all places of religious interest. Dahanu (40 km) is a tourist vacationing spot near Bhilad.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Bhilad is the Ahmedabad Airport, which is about 371 kms away.
Bhilad has a major railway station, which serves as a junction to nearby towns. It is well-connected to cities like Baroda, Surat and Ahmedabad through trains.
There are daily bus services to Surat, Vapi, Jetpur , Bharuch and others from Bhilad. Some travel operators that operate in Bhilad are Mahasagar Travels, Sai Anjana Travels and Aditya Tours and Travels. Avail of bus booking online offers when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.
A city in the Thane district of Maharashtra, Kalyan is a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.The city is well-known for being the provider of the large number of the working population in Mumbai. The city forms the exit station for Mumbai. The railway station in the city is considered one of the busiest rail networks in the country as it handles the traffic coming and going out of Mumbai.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotel in in Kalyan. Tourists visiting the place can stay at JP Resort, Sitara International Hotel and Pushparaj Hotelthat offers rooms from Rs.700 onwards.
The annual religious festivals like Diwali, Ramzan, Christmas and Dussehra are celebrated here.
Marathi and Hindi are the main languages spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Durgadi Fort, Kalyan (1km), ShriShaniMandir,Dombivali(8 km), ShriTirupatiBalajiMandir, Dombivli MIDC (8 km) are places to visit in this city.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Mumbai
Kalyanhas its own railway station
Kalyan Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Neeta Tours and Travels and Shrinath Travel Agency that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.