Dakor, originally called Dankpur, is a city based 40 km away from Nanded in Gujarat. Famous for its temple of Ranchorraiji, Dakor is located in Kheda district. The city has its religious importance and is known to have Mirabai and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu visiting the temple every year. Even in present times, the temple has a lot importance and people like Pandit Vishnu Digambar, Pandit Omkar Nath and Bal Gandharv visit this temple.
Places to Stay
There are many options for budget-friendly accommodations in Dakor. Some of them include Hotel Rama Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Laksh Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1600) and Decent Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400).
The official spoken language of Dakor is Gujarati. Hindi is also spoken here.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Dakor include Sarad Purnima (November), Krishna Janamotsava (August), Tulsi Vivah, Dussehra and Diwali (November).
Places of Interest
Some of the popular tourist attractions in Dakor include Ranchodrai Dakor Temple, Amul Dairy Museum (35 km) and Nandalaya Vaishnav Haveli (40 km).
How to Get There
Ahmedabad airport is the nearest airport to Dakor. It is located about 92 km away.
Dakor has its own railway station and is well connected with other cities through railway network.
Dakor is well connected with other cities through buses. There are daily buses to Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and other cities. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Hans Travels and Gujarat Tours and Travels. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.
Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh located in the centre of India is a rare combination of picturesque beauty, royal history and urban town planning. Bhopal derives its name from the city Bhojapal founded by raja Bhoj. Bhopal is a versatile city teeming with historical monuments, market places, mosques and palaces which leave a print of the emperors who once upon a time ruled here. The city is well designed with luxuriant and delicately laid out gardens, statues and wide streets.
Places to Stay
Manjeet Hotel (Tariff- RS 300 ) Hotel Sonali Regency (Tariff- Rs 1286 ) Situated at a distance of 1 km from station and 250 mt from bus stand, Hotel Surya- (Tariff- Rs 1100 and up) is situated at a distance of 1 km from railway station and 250 m from bus stand are some of the popular budget hotels.
Places to Visit
There are various forts and mosques which you can visit in Bhopal. Some of the noteworthy places are the Jama Masjid, The Laxmi Narayan Temple, The Government Archaeological Museum and the beautiful aquarium. The main bus stand in Bhopal is the Nadra bus stand and one can take bus to visit all these places.
The Khajuraho dance festival around the month of February and March is a must watch on your visit to Bhopal. Along with that some of the most loved events are the Gwalior Light and Sound show where the history of the fort is enacted with music, lights, dances and sound effects. These are treats which should not be missed at all.
The official language of Bhopal is Hindi. English is also spoken.
How to Get There
There are regular flights which connect Bhopal with Jabalpur, Delhi, Mumbai and Gwalior.
Bhopal is situated in the main line of Delhi to Chennai. All the major trains going to Mumbai via Delhi and vice versa have a terminus in Bhopal station.
Bus services connect Bhopal with Mandu (285 km), Khajuraho (383 km), Gwalior (423 km), Jabalpur (295 km) and Ujjain (188 km). Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online