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About Dwarka

Dwarka

Dwarka is a town at the tip of the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It is one of the most important sites of Hindu pilgrimage and was a part of the Dwaraka kingdom, ruled over by lord Krishna. The town is coastal in terms of geography and comes within the Devbhoomi Dwarka district in the Kathiawar peninsula. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Jamnagar at a distance of 131 km east of the town.

Places to Stay
There are a couple of budget hotels in Dwarka. Some of the options one can try out are Hotel Raj Palace (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Shakti (Tariff – Rs. 600), Swastik Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and Uttam Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800) among others.

Language
The official language of the region is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.

Events
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).

Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting while in Dwarka are Dwarakadheesh Temple and the coast. However, Jamnagar city has plenty of options to offer such as Darbargarh Palace, Lakhota Fort, Willingdon Crescent, Bohra Hajira and Bala Hanuman Temple among others.

How to Get There

Air:
The closest major airport is the Jamnagar Airport in Govardhanpur at a distance of 127 km.

Rail:
The town has its own railway station. Other than that, the Jamnagar Railway Station is another major railway hub at a distance of 134 km.

Bus:
Mostly it is the state-run buses which cater to the needs of the villagers. Buses to the village are available from places like Jamnagar and Junagadh. There are quite a few online bus booking sites from where you can book your tickets to anywhere in India.



About Chotila

Chotila

A small hamlet in Gujarat’s Rajkot district, Chotila is about 170 km away from Ahmedabad. A renowned destination for Hindu pilgrims, it lies on the Ahmedabad-Rajkot Highway. The district headquarters, Rajkot, lies at a distance of 46 km west. Temple as well as Gujarati Thali enthusiasts must visit this place.

Places to Stay
There are many good budget hotel choices near Chotila in Surendranagar at a distance of 11 km. Some of them are Hotel Shiv International (Tariff – Rs. 1000 onwards), Krishna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and Hotel Aditya (Tariff – Rs. 770) among others.

Language
The official languages of the area are Gujarati and Hindi.

Events
The Navratri festival is celebrated in Chotila with great joy, usually between September-November. Other important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.

Places of Interest
The main attraction of Chotila is the Mataji temple which stands on top of the Chotila hill. Another popular tourist spot is the temple of Lord Shiva in Thanghad, located at a distance of 19 km away. Rajkot however has a good list of tourist options among which Lang Library, Gebanshah Pir Dargah, Swaminarayan Temple, Hashanshah Pir Dargah, Turkibapu's Dargah, Mohandas Gandhi High School, Watson Museum and Rotary Midtown Library are must-visits among others.

How to Get There

Air:
The nearest airport to Chotila is the Rajkot Airport which is located around 49 km.

Rail:
Rajkot Junction Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 47 km.

Bus:
There are regular bus services to Chotila provided by various private travel operators. Buses are readily available from Rajkot. While booking your tickets online look out for those bus booking sites that offer the cheapest bus tickets.




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