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.
Palanpur is a city and a municipality of Banaskantha district in the state of Gujarat. It is 126 kms from state capital Gandhinagar towards south. The city is one of the largest cities in North Gujarat after Mehsana. Palanpur is known as "flower city" because of perfumes (Itar) available here. It is also known for its textile retail market and diamonds. A number of primary industries including dairy & marbles are situated in or around the city.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels in Palanpur Cappal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Way Wait Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1300), Hotel Bilipatra (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Green Woods Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Palanpur is Gujarati. People also speak Hindi.
Navratri (October), Diwali (October or November), Holi (March), Vasant Panchmi (January / February), Rakshbandhan (August) and Uttarayan (January) are the important festivals celebrated in Palanpur.
Places to Visit
Some of the places to visit are Balaram Palace (31 kms), The Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary (15 kms), Sun Temple (96 kms), Gayatri Temple (5.2 kms), Jain temples (1.2 kms), Ambaji temple located in Ambaji (55 kms) Kedarnath Mahadev Temple (32 kms) and Balaram Mahadev temple (14 kms).
How to Get There
The nearest international airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad (142kms)
Abu Road Railway Station is nearest major railway station (53 kms) to Palanpur.
Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC), Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) and some private travel services have regular buses to Palanpur. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Sifat Tours & Travels, Soni Tours & Travels, Shreenath Travelers and Neeta Tours and Travels. Online bus booking site like Ticketgoose.com provides tickets with best deals.