Modasa, is a small municipality with a thriving population in Gujarat. Ahmedabad (88 km) is the nearest city to Modasa. It is located in the Aravalli District, which was carved from the Sabarkantha District on August 15, 2013. Modasa has a primary Jain population, but people of other ethnicities reside there too. Modasa is a growing economic centre for agricultural exports in Gujarat and country-wide. It also provides medical and educational facilities to the nearby villages and localities.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in and around Modasa in Sabarkantha and Himmatnagar. These are Hotel Mahefil (Tariff – Rs. 500 and above), Sabarkantha Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000 and above), Ashirvad Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 501-1000) and Stay Inn Hotel & Resort (Tariff –Rs. 501-1000).
The official languages of Modasa are Gujarati and Hindi.
Jain festivals like Paryushan and Mahavir Jayanti are the most important festivals here. Navratri and Diwali are also celebrated.
Places of Interest
Modasa has several places of tourist attraction which are mostly religious in nature. The most important of these is Shamlaji (31 km). The river Mazum runs through Modasa. Its reservoir is a popular picnic spot.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Modasa is Sardar Vallabhai Airport in Ahmedabad and is 88 km from here.
Modasa is connected to most places in Gujarat by railway. Trains run to Ahmedabad, Surat, Bharuch and other places through Modasa.
There are daily bus services to Bharuch, Ankleshwar, Surat, Ahmedabad, Udaipur and other places in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Shreenath Travellers, Sairath Travels, Rajlaxmi Travel Agency and others. TicketGoose.com is one of the most popular online bus booking sites.
Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra and also the financial capital of India. It has many sobriquets like ‘The City of Dreams’ and ‘The city which never sleeps.’ The name ‘Mumbai’ is derived from Mumba or Maha-Amba, which is the name of the Goddess Mumbadevi and ‘Aai’ which in Marathi means Mother. The city was earlier known as Bombay, before being officially changed to Mumbai in 1995.
Budget Hotels in Mumbai
There are good budget hotels in the city of Mumbai. Some of these are the Eden Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 250 and 3 km from International Airport), Hotel Anjali Inn (Tariff – Rs. 970 and 7 km from Domestic Airport), and Hotel Good Luck (Tariff – Rs. 990 and 15 minutes from the International Airport).
The official language of Mumbai is Marathi. Other languages spoken here are English, Hindi, Gujarati as well as Urdu.
Events in Mumbai
Mumbai is well known for its night life. Occasions like the New Year celebrations are renowned. Major festivals like Diwali, Holi, Eid as well as Navratri are celebrated with great pomp and grandeur here.
Places to See in Mumbai
There are plenty of places to visit in Mumbai. Prominent among them are The Gateway of India (29 km from Airport), Marine Drive (28 km from airport), Bandra Bandstand (13 km from airport) among other places.
How to Get There
The Mumbai International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country. It has a domestic as well as international terminal. It is located 26 km from the southernmost part of the city, Colaba.
The three main railway terminals in Mumbai are Mumbai Central (9km from Colaba), Bandra Terminus (15 km from Colaba) and Victoria Terminus (3 km from Colaba).
Operators like Neeta Travels and Abhi Travels provide regular bus connectivity to Mumbai. TicketGoose.com offers online bus booking in India to travellers visiting more than 4,000 destinations.