Karjan is a city situated in the district of Vadodara in Gujarat. It is famous for its spiritual place of Rang Avadhudh Maharaj Asharam 'Nareshawar'. Karjan lies towards south at a distance of 32 km from the district headquarters, Vadodara. It shares its boundaries with Padra Taluka towards north, Amod in the west, Shinor Taluka in the east, and Vadodara Taluka in the south. The major tourist destinations are Baroda, Bharuch, Pavagadh, Ankleshwar, and Anand.
Places to Stay
Tourists can find many budget hotels nearby Karjan. They are Rajdhani Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 800) and Presidency Tower Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 1000).
Gujarati and Hindi are the both major languages spoken here in Karjan.
Makar Sankranti is a major festival celebrated all over the state of Gujarat where people start enjoying kite flying from December to Makar Sankranti in January.
Places of Interest
Karjan is famous for its many temples and holy sites like Shri Swami Narayan Mandir, Swaminarayan Temple, Somnath Mahadev Mandir, Mahadev Temple Sidheshwar, Padra (22 km), Bharuch (43 km), Amod (29 km), and Shinor (30 km).
How to Get There
The Vadodara Airport is the nearest airport located just 34 km away from Karjan.
The Miyagam Karjan Railway Station (1 km) is the nearest railway station to Karjan.
Karjan is connected to the Vadodara district on National Highway-8. Several local buses ply from Karjan to other major cities of Gujarat as well as other parts of India. The best private bus agencies to Karjan are Shivkrupa Travels and Tours, Shree Ambe Tours & Travels, Pavnar Travels, and Gujarat Travels. To book bus tickets online, you can log on to www.ticketgoose.com.
A city and a municipality in Valsad district in the southern part of Gujarat, Vapi, is situated on the banks of the Damanganga River. the largest city in the Valsad district, Vapi is now a very important industrial town and is known to be the largest industrial area in Asia in terms of small-scale industries. The numerous chemical industry plants in the city had once even earned it the rank of being one of the most polluted places in the world. National Highway 8 passes through Vapi and the city is the gateway to Daman and Silvassa.
Places to Stay
There are many places in Vapi offer affordable accommodation. Places like Hotel Green View, Hotel Royal Garden and Hotel Royale Inn offer lodging facilities that start at Rs.750.
All the annual religious holidays like Dussehra, Diwali and Holi are celebrated here.
Gujrathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Arabian Sea, at the delta of the Damangana and Daman and Silvassa are located within 7kms of Vapi city centre.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Daman Airport (9.5kms) and the nearest major airport is the Surat Airport (84.4kms)
Vapi has its own railway station.
The Vapi bus stand connects the city to the neighbouring towns. There are great bus operators like Datta Krupa Travels, Neeta travels, Anukool Travels, Shree Balaji Travels, Shree Chaudhari Travels, Shree Arbuda travels and Shree Balaji Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.