A well structured city, Gandhidham falls under the Kachchh District of Gujarat. Well-connected to Kandla and the National Highways, Gandhidham was formed in the 1950s after of the partition of India, to help resettle the refugees from Sindh. A fast developing city in Gujarat state, Gandhidham is connected by road and rail to the rest of India. Transport Nagar, on the suburbs of the city is the hub for all major transport activity in Gandhidham.
Places to Stay
Places like Hotel Aarti International (Tariff-Rs.1,499) and Hotel Shiv Nautica (Tariff-Rs.2,285) offer affordable accommodation from Rs.1500 onwards.
The main festivals in Gandhidham are Deepavali, Navaratri, Ramnavami and Holi.
Gujarati is the official language here. Hindi is also spoken here.
Places to Visit
The city has a Gandhi Samadhi, where last remains of Mahatma Gandhi are kept. The Bhadreswar temple and Modhera built in the 11th century is well-known, The Shiva temple in Kera and the Purneshwar temple constructed in the 10th century is a major tourist attraction neraby.
How to Get There
Gandhidham also has its own airport called Kandla Airport or Galphadar Airport which is located six kilometers north of Gandhidham
The Gandhidham Railway Station runs regular trains that connect the city to the rest of the country.
Well-connected by road, the Gandhidham Bus Terminus has many buses services that connect the city to places across the state. Private bus operators like Patel Tours & Travels, Royal Express and H K Travels run regular bus services to and from the city. If you are planning a vacation, book bus online and remain tension free.
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.