Limbdi is a tiny village which comes under the Jamnagar District of Gujarat. It belongs to the Kalyanpur Taluk and comes under the Ran Panchayath. Due to its proximity to the Arabian Sea, the weather tends to get humid. Salaya, Khambhalia, Dwarkad and Mithapur are the cities close to Limbdi.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels in Limbdi. Some of them are Avantika Hotel, Hotel Panchvati and Hotel Riviera.
Gujarati is the official language spoken in Limbdi. Hindi and English are also spoken widely in this region.
Navratri and Garba in the month of October are celebrated with great fervour by the local people.
Places of Interest
Phoolbath Mahadev Temple (in Limbdi), Meldi Mataji Math (in Limbdi), Shri Swaminarayan Temple (in Limbdi), Dwarka (43 km away from Limbdi) are some of the tourist destinations that one must simply visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Limbdi is at Porbandar, situated at a distance of 77 km away.
Limbdi has a railway station with trains connecting to Surat, Bhavnagar and other towns and cities. Rajkot Junction is the nearest major railway station.
Limbdi has a bus stand with buses connecting to major cities such as Ahmedabad, Thane, Surat and Mumbai. Bus operators such as Aakash Travels and Shree Patel Travels ply on the Limbdi route. Utilising the bus ticket coupon while booking your tickets can save you a lot of money.
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.