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.
Vadali is a small village on the outskirts of the Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. It is 2 km away from Mudinepalli Mandal. Vadali is situated on the Bantumilli-Gudiwada highway. It is also often called 'Chinna Puri'. Vadali is very famous for its temples and has some very beautiful ones. This village has several types of canals and is dotted with lotus ponds which adds to its charm.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Vadali, some of them are Hotel Sashi Paradise (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Mamata (Tariff – Rs. 1000), G Square-The Budget Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Grand Central (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official languages of Vadali are Telugu and English.
The important festivals of Vadali are Sankranti which is celebrated in January, Ugadi which is celebrated in March, the Bathukamma festival or the Panduga which is celebrated in October and Pongal which is celebrated in January every year.
Places of Interest
There are several places that can be appealing to tourists in Vadali. Some of them are Ghantasala (11 km from the Krishna river), Hanuman Junction (10 km from Gudiwada), Kolleru Lake (5 km from Gudiwada) and the Lord Jagannath Swamy Temple (3 km from Vadali).
How to Get There
Vadali does not have its own airport. The nearest airport to Vadali is in Gannavaram, Vijaywada which is approximately 45 km away from Vadali.
There is no railway station or junction at Vadali. However, one can reach Vadali by getting down at Gudiwada junction which connects Vijayawada and many other cities in Andhra Pradesh.
To reach Vadali, one can take local buses from Gudiwada which is 15 km away from Vadali or from Vijayawada which is about 50 km away from Vadali. However to ensure a place on the bus, tickets can be booked in advance from Vijayawada for private bus services. There are quite a few online bus booking sites from where you can book your tickets to anywhere in India.