Kelwa, a coastal village in Maharashtra’s Thane district is a great weekend getaway for travellers both near and far, especially for people from Mumbai. There are a number of shacks offering mouth watering food along the beach. The famous Shitla Devi Temple and three forts located beside the beach are some of the major attractions drawing a steady crowd of visitors.
Places to Stay
There are comfortable budget hotels for the travellers visiting Kelwa. The hotels found here are Usha Resort (Tariff – Rs.701), Green Paradise Resort (Tariff – Rs.438) and Sea Shell Resort (Tariff – Rs. 907).
The languages spoken in Kelwa are Marathi, Hindi and Sindhi.
The most important festivals celebrated in Kewla are Maha Shivratri in February, Jiviti Puja in July-August, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Kelwa is a famous tourist destination with numerous sightseeing areas. Some of these places are Kelwa Beach (800 m), Mahim Beach (6 km), Vandri Lake (34 km), Manor Dam (32 km) and Palghar, 11 km away from Kelwa.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, which is situated 96 km away from Kelwa.
Kelwa railway station is located just 7 km away from the village and connects Kelwa to nearby cities and states.
Kelwa has a number of state-run and private buses that run frequently from nearby cities such as Saphale and Palghar. Private bus operators provide tours to Kelwa beach region. Booking a bus ticket online is easy and convenient through Ticketgoose.com.
Ankleshwar is a city in the Bharuch district of Gujarat. It is 10 km from Bharuch. It is known for its industrial township called GIDC. It has also held an office of ONGC – Oil and Natural gas Corporation Limited. The city has over 1000chemical plants that produce pesticides, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and paints. It has a population of over 80,000 with a very high literacy rate both among men and women.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of accommodation options for visitors catering to all low and mid range budgets and tastes such as Shalimar Hotel, Hotel Apex, Horizon Hotel and Plaza Hotel. These fall within a range of Rs 1000 to Rs 1800.
NavratriMahotsav, International Kite festival on 14th January, Holi, Diwali, BhadraPurnima Fair during August and September, ShamlajiMelo during November, VathnaMela in November and TrineteshwarMahadev Fair during September.
Guajarati is the primary language spoken. However, English and Hindi are understood.
Places to Visit
Mumbai has several beaches, architectural buildings, religious sites, museums and other attractions.
How to Get There
At a distance of 63 km, is Surat airport which offers reasonable connectivity to several cities across the country.
Ankleshwar Railway station is 2 km from the city. Wider connectivity to major towns and cities is available from this station.
NH8 connects Ankleshwar to Mumbai and Delhi. Neeta Travels, Shrinath Travel Agency, MarutiNandan Travels and GSRTC carry smooth bus operations. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers