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.
The fourth largest city in Gujarat after Ahmedabad, Surat, and Vadodara, Rajkotis located on the banks of the Aji and Nyari Rivers. The people in Rajkot are predominantly vegetarians. Rajkot is a major regional centre for the performing arts. The city is famous for its gold purity and jewellery market, which is the largest in the country. Rajkot silk embroidery and watch parts are also well-known.Rajkot houses a large number of textile printing units, which produces cotton and pure silk garments.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Rajkot. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Rajdoot(Tariff-Rs.1,602), Hotel Jayson (Tariff-Rs.1,765), Hotel Everstar(Tariff-Rs.1,150), Hotel Europa Inn (Tariff-Rs.1,549) and Hotel Aditya(Tariff-Rs.894).
Annual festivals likeDussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. Garbais performed during the Navratri festival; the JanmastamiMela, Dhuletithe colour festival, Mahashivratri and Uttarayan (MakarSankranti) on 14 January are popular in this city.
Gujarati is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Places of interest within 2kms of the bus stand include Jubilee Garden, The Rotary Dolls Museum, GebanshahPirDargah,HashanshahPirDargah and Ishwariya Temple and Garden.
How to Get There
Rajkothas its own airport
Rajkothas its own railway station
Rajkot bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Royal Express, Sagar Travels and Neeta Tours and Travels runs regular buses to and from the town. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.