Idar is a taluka in the Sabarkantha district of Gujarat. Its nearest cities are Himmatnagar (33 km), Gandhinagar (90 km), Khedbrahma, and Vadnagar. Idar is famous for its temples, its old architecture, and palaces. Idar also manufactures wooden toys. Kharadi Bazaar-a market for these wooden toys, is worth a visit.
Places to Stay
The hotels nearby Idar are Hotel Ashirwad (Tariff-Rs. 600), Hotel Landmark (Tariff-Rs. 1,200), Hotel Sarvodaya (Tariff-Rs.800), Hotel Sunrise Grand (Tariff-Rs. 1,500), and Hotel Ambaji Grand (Tariff-Rs. 2,000).
Languages spoken in Idar are Gujarati, Hindi, and English.
Festivals celebrated in Idar are Diwali, Janmashtami, Navratri, Makar Sankranti, and Holi.
Places of Interest
Palace of Idar, Jain temples, Lord Shiva temple, Roothi Rani ka Mahal and Harishchandra Ki Chouri-a temple where Raja Harishchandra got married, are few notable attractions. Other nearby tourist spots are Mehsana (75 km), Ambaji (75 km), Banaskantha (135 km), and Sabarkantha (22 km).
How to Get There
The Ahmedabad Airport (107 km) is the nearest airport with good connectivity to Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Nagpur and Dubai, Doha, Singapore, and Bangkok.
The Abu railway station (82 km) links Idhar to major railway stations like Hyderabad, Jaipur and New Delhi.
Government run GSRTC connects Idar to major nearby cities and towns. Private bus services such as Asha Travels, Sardar Travels, and Shree Arbuda Travels provides connectivity to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vapi and Bhuj with the ticket price of Rs. 350 for Non AC Seater and Sleeper. Ticketgoose.com has several operators on its site that enables bus booking in India.