Damnagar is a town in the western Indian state of Gujarat. The town is located in the Kathiawar peninsula region of the state. The nearest major hub is the city of Amreli, located at a distance of 39 km to the west. You can head east and explore the Gulf of Khambhat coast at a distance of 83 km (an hour and forty minutes’ drive).
Places to Stay
The town does not have proper facilities in terms of hotels and lodges. Thus, one is forced to venture into Amreli in search of a roof to spend the night under. Good lodging facilities are available in the city; some of the options which are worth trying out are Goodluck Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 200), Hotel Darshan (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Shree Paras (Tariff – Rs. 500) 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 and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
Most places of tourist interest lie in Amreli. Some of the must-visit places include Nagnath Temple (built by Vithalrao Devaji), King Palace, Tower of Amreli, Shri Girdharilal Sangrahalaya Children Museum and Computer Education Centre (E-Library), Sai Baba Temple, Gayatri Temple and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Amreli Airport at a distance of 42 km.
The town has its own railway station, but Amreli Railway Station is the major railway station at a distance of 40 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses pass through the region. One of the popular bus operators in the area is Jay Khodiyar Travels. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.
Botad is placed in the district of Gujarat and is well-known for its diamond businesses. This city is about 170 km from Ahmedabad and 120 km from Rajkot. It is quite scenic as it has several small hills to its eastern and western sides. This valley is said to be the birthplace of many literary geniuses, politicians and freedom fighters.
Places To Stay
There are many budget hotels in Botad. The more popular ones include Fortune Hotel Galaxy (Tariff – Rs. 500-1000), Yuvraj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500-1000) and Apex International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500-1000).
The official language of Botad is Gujarati and Hindi is also spoken here.
The Satam Mela during the month of Shravan is a source of great merriment. Cricket tournaments also drum up excitement and often have people from neighbouring towns and villages participating.
Places of Interest
There are many places of tourist interest in and around Botad. Surendranagar is only 87 km away from Botad by bus. Rajkot and Palitana are about 100 km away from Botad and are famous religious places. Bhavnagar (72 km) is known for its cuisine and temples.
How To Get There
Botad is just 66 km away from the Bhavnagar airport in Bhavnagar and 92 km away from the Civil airport in Rajkot.
The city is well-connected to most major cities in India. One can board trains that have direct routes to Pune, Hyderabad, Kakinada and Kochuveli.
Buses run from Botad to Bharuch, Vadodara, Surat, Ankleshwar and Barvala. The most popular bus operator who runs services to Botad is Jay Khodiyar Bus Service. Get bus ticket booking offers from Ticketgoose when you book your tickets online