Galiakot is a small town in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The town comes within the Dungarpur district. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Udaipur, located at a distance of 150 km north-west of the town. The town is considered to be a Muslim pilgrimage, with Bohras being the single largest visitors. Galiakot is famous for the mausoleum of Babjee Moula Fakhruddin, a pious saintly man, who was killed by a local Bhil tribesman. These days, the dargah has turned into a sign of communal harmony.
Places to Stay
The best place to put up for the night is Udaipur, which has a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Wonder View Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), North Star Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Mewar Haveli (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Udai Palace (Tariff – Rs. 950) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November, the two Eid(s) and Urs (yearly death anniversary at the dargah).
Places of Interest
Other than the dargah, the town may not have anything interesting to offer. A ride to Udaipur will throw up a lot of options. A couple of must-see places in the city include the Lake Palace, City Place, Saheliyon-ki-Bari, Jagdish Temple and Lake Pichola.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur at a distance of 185 km.
Udaipur Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 164 km.
Mostly state transport buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Buses from Udaipur are readily available for this town. Travellers prefer getting to their desired holiday destination by a Volvo bus.
A city and a municipality in Valsad district in the southern part of Gujarat, Vapi, is situated on the banks of the Damanganga River. the largest city in the Valsad district, Vapi is now a very important industrial town and is known to be the largest industrial area in Asia in terms of small-scale industries. The numerous chemical industry plants in the city had once even earned it the rank of being one of the most polluted places in the world. National Highway 8 passes through Vapi and the city is the gateway to Daman and Silvassa.
Places to Stay
There are many places in Vapi offer affordable accommodation. Places like Hotel Green View, Hotel Royal Garden and Hotel Royale Inn offer lodging facilities that start at Rs.750.
All the annual religious holidays like Dussehra, Diwali and Holi are celebrated here.
Gujrathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Arabian Sea, at the delta of the Damangana and Daman and Silvassa are located within 7kms of Vapi city centre.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Daman Airport (9.5kms) and the nearest major airport is the Surat Airport (84.4kms)
Vapi has its own railway station.
The Vapi bus stand connects the city to the neighbouring towns. There are great bus operators like Datta Krupa Travels, Neeta travels, Anukool Travels, Shree Balaji Travels, Shree Chaudhari Travels, Shree Arbuda travels and Shree Balaji Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.