Chhapi is a village in the Vadgam taluka of the Banas Kantha district in Gujarat. It is located between the villages of Sidpur and Kanodar. It is about 12 km from Vadgam and 109 km from State capital, Gandhinagar. Chhapi is known for its railway station and the railway line that passes through it. Chhapi is well known for its Jain temples and timber industry.
Places to Stay
Rooms at Dharamshalas are available at nominal rates in Chhapi. Alternatively, one can stay in hotels in nearby Palanpur. Some of the hotels are Hotel Greenwoods (Tariff – Rs. 750), Hotel Lajwanti (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Palanpur Yatrik Bhavan (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The local language is Gujarati. Other language spoken is Hindi.
The International Kite Festival celebrated on 14th January, Holi in the month of March and Navratri in the month of October are some major events here.
Places of Interest
Chhapi is well known for the temple of Manibhadra Veer, located about 7 km from the village, at Magarwada. Other attractions are Vadgam Lake (12 km), Balaram Mahadev Mandir (35 km), and Ambaji Mata Temple (70 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Chhapi is the Ahmedabad Airport (130 km).
Regular trains to Chhapi are available from other major cities of the country. Chhapi Railway Station and Umardashi Railway Station are close to Chhapi. Express trains from Ahmedabad stop at these stations.
Mofussil Services links cities, towns and villages within Gujarat. You can get online bus booking offers through various travel websites, especially during festive occasions.
A city and a municipality in Valsad district in the southern part of Gujarat, Vapi, is situated on the banks of the Damanganga River. the largest city in the Valsad district, Vapi is now a very important industrial town and is known to be the largest industrial area in Asia in terms of small-scale industries. The numerous chemical industry plants in the city had once even earned it the rank of being one of the most polluted places in the world. National Highway 8 passes through Vapi and the city is the gateway to Daman and Silvassa.
Places to Stay
There are many places in Vapi offer affordable accommodation. Places like Hotel Green View, Hotel Royal Garden and Hotel Royale Inn offer lodging facilities that start at Rs.750.
All the annual religious holidays like Dussehra, Diwali and Holi are celebrated here.
Gujrathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Arabian Sea, at the delta of the Damangana and Daman and Silvassa are located within 7kms of Vapi city centre.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Daman Airport (9.5kms) and the nearest major airport is the Surat Airport (84.4kms)
Vapi has its own railway station.
The Vapi bus stand connects the city to the neighbouring towns. There are great bus operators like Datta Krupa Travels, Neeta travels, Anukool Travels, Shree Balaji Travels, Shree Chaudhari Travels, Shree Arbuda travels and Shree Balaji Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.