Dhola is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It is a part of the Kathiawar peninsula and comes within the Bhavnagar district. The major nearby urban agglomerations are the cities of Bhavanagar and Rajkot at a distance of 49 km and 129 km respectively. The Gulf of Khambhat coast is also barely 50 km east of the village.
Places to Stay
The village does not have proper facilities in terms of hotels and lodges. Thus, one is forced to venture into Bhavnagar, where good lodging facilities are available. 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. 1,000), Vrindavan Plaza Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700) 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 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 54 km.
The Bhavnagar Terminus Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 48 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses pass through different cities in the region. Buses to the village are mostly available from Bhavnagar city. Jay Khodiyar Travels is among the private bus operators popular in the region. Booking bus tickets is very easy these days through various bus booking websites like Ticketgoose.com.
Ankleshwar is a city in the Bharuch district of Gujarat. It is 10 km from Bharuch. It is known for its industrial township called GIDC. It has also held an office of ONGC – Oil and Natural gas Corporation Limited. The city has over 1000chemical plants that produce pesticides, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and paints. It has a population of over 80,000 with a very high literacy rate both among men and women.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options for visitors catering to all low and mid range budgets and tastes such as Shalimar Hotel, Hotel Apex, Horizon Hotel and Plaza Hotel. These fall within a range of Rs 1000 to Rs 1800.
NavratriMahotsav, International Kite festival on 14th January, Holi, Diwali, BhadraPurnima Fair during August and September, ShamlajiMelo during November, VathnaMela in November and TrineteshwarMahadev Fair during September.
Guajarati is the primary language spoken. However, English and Hindi are understood.
Places to Visit
Mumbai has several beaches, architectural buildings, religious sites, museums and other attractions.
How to Get There
At a distance of 63 km, is Surat airport which offers reasonable connectivity to several cities across the country.
Ankleshwar Railway station is 2 km from the city. Wider connectivity to major towns and cities is available from this station.
NH8 connects Ankleshwar to Mumbai and Delhi. Neeta Travels, Shrinath Travel Agency, MarutiNandan Travels and GSRTC carry smooth bus operations. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers