Dahod is a town in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It is the headquarters of a district by the same name. The town is sometimes referred to as Dohad meaning the two boundaries of the neighbouring states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Emperor Aurangzeb was born in this town. The major urban agglomerations of Ahmedabad and Vadodara are 200 km and 150 km respectively.
Places to Stay
Good lodging facilities are available in Vadodara; some of the options which are worth trying out are Hill Top Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Tulsi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Chandan Mahal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Radiant Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and 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, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Therea are a lot of interesting places in Vadodara which are worth visiting. Some of the sites which deserve special mention are Makarpura Palace, Nazarbaug Palace, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Sayaji Baug, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Vadodara Airport at a distance of 148 km.
The town has its own railway station. Vadodara Railway Station is the major railway station close to the area at a distance of 153 km.
There are direct buses from Ahmedabad and Vadodara. State transport buses as well as private buses pass through the region. Making use of bus booking online offers are the best way to save money while travelling.
Indore, the largest city of Madhya Pradesh serves as the headquarters of both Indore District and Indore Division. It is the central power city. It has been described as the commercial capital of the state. Numerous colleges and universities are located in Indore, including IIM Indore and IIT Indore.
Budget Hotels in Indore
There are excellent hotels within 1-3 Km distance from Indore Sarwate Bus stand which include the Amaltas International Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 645 per day onwards), Central Apartment and Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 650 per day onwards), Crown Palace Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 3162 onwards) and Kanchan Tilak Hotel (Tariff of Rupees 1330 per day onwards).
Events in Indore
Some of the major events that happen every year include Anant Chaudas (September), Navratri fair (September/October), Ahilya Utsav (August) and Rangapanchami (March).
Marathi is the local language spoken in Indore. Some people also converse in Hindi and English here.
Places to See in Indore
There are various tourist places to visit in Indore. Some of them are located quite near to Indore Sarwate Bus Stand including Central Museum (1.9 km), Chhatris (1 km), Chokhi Dhani (1.5 km), Kanch Mandir (3.3 Km) and Lal Baag Palace (5.1 km).
How to Get There
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport, is the central airport of Indore, located about 8 km from the city. It is the busiest airport in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and also serves as a hub for international cargo.
Indore Junction BG is the main railway station of Indore, located on Broad Gauge line. Its route is connected with Ujjain Junction to the North West, Indore Mhow to the south, Dewas Junction to the north and Khandwa Junction to the south east. It is well connected to major ports within the state and also with some of the major cities of India.
Indore has a well-developed transport system. Atal Indore City Transport Services Ltd, a PPP scheme operates buses and radio taxis in the city. Also, Indore City Bus is a road transport system run by Indore City Transport Services Limited or ICTSL. This transport system runs through 277 kilometres of road network in the Indore city and surrounding areas. Book your tickets to anywhere in India through Ticketgoose.com’s online bus reservation service.