Harsol is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The nearest major urban hub is Ahmedabad, at a distance of 63 km south-west. The Rajasthan border is not too far away either, being located at an approximate distance of 43 km. Enthusiasts of Indian culture, Gujarati culture as well as cuisine must stop by at this place.
Places to Stay
In order to find a good lodging place, one has to travel to Ahmedabad, a city which has a wide variety of affordable hotels. Some of the options which are worth trying out are Royal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Raj Tilak Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Shereton Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Rann Riders (Tariff – Rs. 700) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The village lacks places of tourist attraction. However, some of the places which are worth visiting in Ahmedabad are Sabarmati Ashram, Calico Textile Museum, Jama Masjid, Sidi Saiyyed Masjid, Sardar Valllabhbhai Patel National Memorial, Nagina Wadi, Sidi Bashir Masjid, Ellis Bridge, Nehru Bridge, Vastrapur Lake and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad at a distance of 59 km.
Mahesana Junction Railway Station in Mahesana is the major railway station close to the area, at a distance of 82 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses connecting different cities in the region pass through this village. Buses to the area are available from Mahesana, Ahmedabad as well as Gandhinagar. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.
Nakhatrana is a village in Nakhatrana taluka in Kachchh district of Gujarat state. It is located 50 kms towards west from district head quarters Bhuj and 405 kms from the state capital Gandhinagar. Nakhatrana is surrounded by Abdasa taluka towards west, Bhuj Taluka towards east, Mandvi Taluka towards south, Lakhpat taluka towards north. Nakhatrana is famous for its spicy Dabeli snack and bangles. It is also known as the origin of onion Samosas.
Places to stay
Some of the budget hotels are Hotel Relish (Tariff – Rs. 1111) and JP Resort (Tariff – Rs. 600).
Gujarati, Sindhi, Hindi and Kutchi are languages spoken in Nakhatrana
Places to visit
Some of the interesting places in and around Nakhatrana are Dhinodhar Temple (20 kms from Nakhatrana), Roodimaa Sthanak on Virani Road, Holipet mountain in Navavas, Greeneries of Jadai Road fields, and the Chats of Vathan Chowks.
Nakhatrana is famous for the fair of "Ramdev" which is held every year on "Bhadarva Sud Agyars" (Gujarati name of month).
How to Get There
The closest airport to Nakhatrana is the Rudra Mata airport (47 kms) in Bhuj.
Rajkot Junction railway station is closest major railway station (218 kms) to Nakhatrana.
Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Hari Hara Travels, H.K. Travels, and Patel Tours & Travels. Volvo bus service is available to any popular tourist destinations across India.