Dhrol is a city in Gujarat and is a municipality in the Jamnagar district of the state. Dhrol was a princely state under the British rule in India, and accepted unison into the republic of India on February 15, 1948, over six months after independence. The city was previously under the rule of the Jadeja dynasty for over 450 years. Dhrol is located 40 km away from the ‘oil city of India’ Jamnagar.
Places to Stay
Dhrol is a small town and not many hotels are found here. However, some hotels in Jamnagar (40 km from Dhrol) are Hotel Vishal International (Tariff – Rs. 2000), Hotel Aram (Tariff – Rs. 1300) and Hotel Vraj (Tariff – Rs. 1100)
The official language of Dhrol is Gujarati and Hindi.
The festival of Dussehra is celebrated across the state during the month of October. The popular Garba dance is performed here during this period.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction near Dhrol. Some of the places include Ravnath Temple Khijadia Bird Sanctuary (36 km from Dhrol), Lakhota Fort (38 km from Dhrol), Pratap Vilas Palace (39 km from Dhrol), Balachadi beach (22 km from Dhrol) san dBarda Sanctuary (32 km from Dhrol).
How to Get There
The nearest airports to Dhrol are Jamnagar Airport and Rajkot Airport, both located 50 km away from the town.
Jamnagar is the largest railway nearest major railway station to Dhrol.
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad (272 km from Dhrol), Anand, Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Gandhinagar (291 km from Dhrol), Navsari, Surat and Vadodara (329 km from Dhrol). Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include GSRTC and Samay Travels. Avail of bus ticket booking coupon when you book your tickets online.
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