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.
A village in Gujarat’s Sabar Kantha district, Vadagam is located close to its capital city (66 km). Its nearby cities include Himatnagar, Modasa and Prantil. This village is known for its black stone production quarries. The village is a good weekend getaway. If you are looking for a laidback holiday in a rural setting, you can check in at some of the homestays here.
Places to Stay
Except for a few homestays, there are no accommodation facilities. But you will find a number of budget hotels in Gandhinagar, which is 66 km from here. Some of them include Hotel Payal (Tariff –Rs. 500), Hotel Raka Palace (Tariff –Rs. 600) and Hotel Sarvodaya (Tariff –Rs. 700).
The languages spoken here are Gujarati and Hindi.
Holi in March-April, Janmashtami in July-August, Buddha Purnima in September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are the most important festivals of Vadagam.
Places of Interest
Vadagam has nothing much to offer its tourists, but Himmatnagar has a number of tourist attractions. Some of them worth visiting are Calico Museum, Vaktapur Teerth, Kankariya Lake and Gurumandir of Mandevsuri.
How to Get There
The closest airport from here is the Ahmedabad Airport, which is 82 km away.
Talod railway station (22 km) is the closest from this village. Ahmedabad railway station which is 73 km from here is the major rail head connecting this place to other cities.
Buses are available from Ahmedabad, Himmatnagar and Gandhinagar. State-run buses cater to passengers on this route. Online booking of bus tickets have become very easy through TicketGoose.com.