Kadodara is a city in the western state of Gujarat in India. This city comes under the Surat district. It has been quite the real estate attraction to industrialists, as a result of its proximity to Surat and Bardoli which are important industrial hubs in Gujarat. The city boasts of a high literacy rate and the people are quite hospitable. Wedged between two important cities, Kadodara can act as the ideal resting spot for travellers.
Places to Stay
Some of the hotels in Kadodara are Hotel Shri Ram (Tariff- Rs. 1000), Alfa Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 1200), Hotel Apex (Tariff- Rs.1500) and Hotel Rasraj (Tariff- Rs. 1350).
The official language of Kadodara is Gujarati. The people of Kadodara also speak Hindi.
Due to its proximity to Surat, there are people following different religions here. Festivals such as Diwali (November), Christmas (December), Moharram (November - December), Mahashivrathri (February), Holi (March), Dussera (September - October)and Ganesh Chathurthi (August – September) are celebrated by all.
Places of Interest
Metro Mall is the city centre for Kadodara. Here you can buy souvenirs, Gujarati prints and other crafts. Kadodara also has a McDonald’s outlet where one can enjoy quality burgers and fries.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kadodara is the domestic airport at Surat, 18 km away.
Trains connecting major cities in Gujarat such as Surat and Bardoli stop at the Kadodara Railway Station.
Buses ply to major cities like Surat and it is easy to find connecting buses to major cities in nearby states a well. The state bus services are comfortable and are available at suitable timings. Online bus booking is the easiest way to get your tickets.
The headquarters of the Barmer district in Rajasthan, Barmer is famous for its carved wooden furniture, hand block printing and woolenindustries and oil. Located in the western part of the state forming a part of the Thar Desert, Barmer is the second largest district of Rajasthan. Ruins of three 13th century Jain temples are located in this town. The River Luni flows through the entire Barmer district.
Places to Stay
Barmerhas many hotels located within a kilometre from the bus stand. Hotel Krishna(Tariff-Rs. 424) and Hotel Madhav Paradise (Tariff-Rs.900 onwards) offer good rooms.
The BarmerThar Festival held in March is the best time to visit Barmer as the town is at its colourful best.
Rajasthani and Hindi are spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Neemari Garden (23kms), Juna Jain Temple (42kms), Kiradu Temples (35kms) and the Devka-Sun Temple (62kms) are some of the places that tourists should visit in Barmer.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport (208kms)
Barmerhas its own railway station.
The Barmer Bus Station, Sindhari Chouraha Bus Stand and Navlaram Ki Chakki Bus Stop run regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like RSRTC and Umiya Travelsthat offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. You can get discounted bus tickets to popular tourist destinations through a number of online bus booking portals.