Borana is a small village in the Surendranagar district of the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The village is located in the Kathiawar peninsula region of the state. The nearest major hub is the city of Bhavnagar at a distance of 115 km south of Borana. One can always head east and explore the Gulf of Khambhat coast.
Places to Stay
The village does not have proper facilities in terms of hotels and lodges. Thus, one is forced to venture into Bhavnagar for accommodation. Good lodging facilities are available in the city. Some of the options which are worth trying out are White Rose Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Blue Diamond Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Rangoli Park Hotel & Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Vrindavan Plaza Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
Most places of tourist interest lie in the city of Bhavnagar. Some of the must-visit places include Takhteshwar Temple, Nilambag Palace, Mangalsinhji Mahal Palace, Bhav Vilas Palace, Gaurishankar Lake, Barton Library and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bhavnagar Airport at a distance of 111 km.
The Amreli Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 35 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses pass through the region. For online bus booking, log on to Ticketgoose.com and get your tickets.
Various state transport buses connect the area to different parts of the state. Private buses are pretty active in the area, too. Online bus booking facility is the most convenient way to book your tickets.