Kelwara, a small village in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district is an arid region with the State Highway 23 passing through the entire stretch of the village. Ummed Sagar Dam and a few lakes adorn this vicinity. Kelwara lies on the border of Pali and Rajsamand. Some of its nearby cities include Bali, Sadri, Nathdwara and Rajsamand.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Kelwara. However, travellers to this village can find decent budget hotels in the surrounding areas. Two such hotels are Hotel Siddharth (Tariff – Rs.570) and Hotel Krishna Palace (Tariff – Rs.484).
The languages spoken in Kelwara are Rajasthani and Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated in Kelwara are the Kite Festival in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are a few places of interest around this region. Some of the sightseeing destinations are Mahodra (19 km), Laxmipura (5 km), Ranwasi (8 km) and Rampuria (18 km) away from this village.
How to Get There
Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur is the nearest airport, being 373 km away from Kelwara.
There is no railway station in Kelwara. The nearest railway station is the Shivpuri Railway Station which is situated 102 km away from Kelwara.
There are daily state-run and private buses running to and fro Kelwara from neighbouring cities and towns. Private bus operators provide luxurious Volvo A/C buses for the comfort of travellers from different states to Kelwara. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.
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