Kudus is a small village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Bhiwandi at a distance of 30 km south. The Tungareshwar National Park is located at a distance of 34 km south-west. Individuals with a keen sense of interest for parks and wildlife can explore this area.
Places to Stay
One can try out these options in Mumbai proper (67 km south) for lodging - Hayat Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Sai Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Ramada Navi Mumbai Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others as budget-friendly options.
The official language of the area is Marathi. Hindi, Urdu and English are also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Milad-un-Nabi, Easter, Christmas and New Year.
Places of Interest
It is anyone’s guess, that the area with a beach (or coast) nearby is a tourist destination in itself. However, some of the places which are worth visiting in the nearby Bhiwandi (13 km away) are Shangri La Resort and Water Park and Chokhi Dhani established on January 14, 2009. Places worth a visit in Mumbai include Gateway of India, Juhu Beach, Chowpatty Beach among others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai at a distance of 79 km.
The Bhiwandi Road Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 32 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses have pick-up points in the area. Buses to the area are available from Mumbai, Bhiwandi as well as Thane. There are quite a few online bus booking sites from where you can book your tickets to anywhere in India.
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.