Himmatnagar is a town in the Sabarkantha district of Gujarat. It lies on the bank of the Hathmati river and is 68 km from Barmer and 487 km from Jaipur. It was named after the king, Himmat Singh. The local cuisine is said to be delicious and includes Daal Baati and Gujarati Thali. The economy of this place largely deals with the manufacturing of ceramic tiles and dairy products.
Places to Stay
Economical hotels to stay in are Hotel Payal (tariff Rs. 500), Ekta Hotel (tariff Rs. 600 onwards), Hotel Landmark (tariff Rs. 1,200) and Hotel Sunrise Grand (tariff Rs. 1,500.)
The languages spoken in Himmatnagar are Rajasthani, Hindi and English.
Festivals celebrated in Himmatnagar are Makar Sankranti, Holi, Diwali and Navratri, Ganesh Chaturthi and Eid-ul-fitr.
Places of Interest
Himmatnagar has numerous temples and a very famous fort known as the Maharaja Himmat Singh Fort. The temples include the Jain Temple and the Bholeshwar Temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur airport which is 154 km away.
Himmatnagar has no railway station. The nearest railway station is the Jodhpur railway station which is 152 km away.The Udaipur-Ahmedabad Express (19943), the Ajmer Express (12989) and the Mewar Express (12963) are some trains that go to and from cities like Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Delhi and other nearby towns.
There are private bus services provided by operators such as Shree Parshavanath Travels and Shrinath Travels to travel to Ahmedabad, Ankleshwar and Aurangabad. Grab any bus ticket online offer when you book your tickets.
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.