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.
Vadnagar is a municipal city in the Mehsana district in the state of Gujarat. The town is known for being the birthplace of Mr. Narendra Modi. It has its history spanning over 2500 years. It is a significant place in the Mahabharata, where it is referred to as Anartapur. It also has an image of the Bodhisattva which is known to be as old as the 3rd Century A.D.
Places to stay
There are good budget hotels in Vadnagar like Hotel Toran (Tariff - Rs. 400), and Hotel Samrat (Tariff - Rs. 2000) that provide accommodation. There are also places for accommodation in the nearest town of Mehsana.
The official language spoken here is Gujarati. Other languages include Hindi as well as the local dialect of Kacchi.
The festival of Navratri is celebrated with great delight in Vadnagar. A musical festival known as ‘Tanariri’ is also celebrated here annually, along with the traditional festivals like Diwali and Holi.
Places of Interest
The major places to see in Vadnagar are the Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Other places include the Tanariri Garden, Ashapura Mata Temple, the Jain Temples, Gauri Kund and the Janjanio Well.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Vadnagar is the Ahmedabad Airport (80 km).
Vadnagar has its own railway station which has trains at regular intervals. The closest junction to Vadnagar is Mehsana (39 km).
There is regular bus service to and from Vadnagar. Operators like Ghanshyam Travels and Ashok Leyland operate regular services. These buses also ply to Bharuch, Surat and Ankleshwar. You can book bus online from various bus booking websites.