Nadiad is a small city forming a part of the Kheda district in Gujarat. Its neighbours are Anand (18 km) and Kheda (22 km). It is also called Natapadra or Natpur (City of Natas). The number 9 is of historical significance in Nadiad, as there are 9 routes into the city, 9 lakes and step wells around it and 9 villages near it. Mahatma Gandhi started his Satyagraha movement from Kheda, while staying at the alms house in Nadiad.
Places to Stay
There are a few good budget hotels in Nadiad: Hotel Comfort World (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Hotel Blue Room (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official languages of Nadiad are Gujarati and Hindi. A smattering of English is spoken here too.
Navratri, Krishna Janmashthami, and Ram Navami are celebrated here.
Places of Interest
Badhir Garden and the School for the Deaf and Mute are two places worth visiting. Santram Mandir, a 700 year old temple that is still served by a living Saint, and the Mahakali Mataji Mandir- approximately 255 years old, at the entrance to the city, are a must visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Nadiad is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad located about 63 km away.
Nadiad has its own railway station that connects it to the rest of Gujarat through the Western Railways.
There are daily bus services to Bhilwara, Surat, Abu Road, Ahmedabad and other places in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Shrinath Travel Agency, Punjab Travels, Neeta Tours and Travels. It is easy to get your tickets through Ticketgoose.com’s bus ticket online booking facility
A city in Buldhana District of Maharashtra, Khamgaon is also known as Rajat Nagari, which means "Silver Town". Located 50kms east of Buldhana, Khamgaon is well-connected by road and rail to the neighbouring region. Khamgaon lies on the border of the Buldhana District and Akola District. The city is situated close to other cities in the state, such as Shegaon , Nandura , Akola and, Patur.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Khamgaon. Tourists’ visiting the place can stay at Hotel Tuljai and Restaurants, Devendra Hotel, Hotel Shraddha and Hotel Greenpark that offers rooms from Rs.1200 onwards.
Dussehra, Diwali, Christmas and Ramzan are celebrated here.
Ahirani is the Local Language here. People here also speak Kandeshi, Marathi, Bhili and Andh
Places to Visit
The Shri Swami Balaji Mandir, Baradari Hanuman Mandir, Lakdi Ganpti Mandir, Datta Mandir, Mastan Chowk Masjid, Omkareshwar Mandir, Digambar Jain Temple, Dawoodi Bohra Masjid and Markaz Masjid are located near the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Akola (51kms)
Khamgaon has its own Railway Station
The Khamgaon Bus Stop runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. There are a great number of private bus operators like Sangeetam Travels, Sheetal Travels, Rajhans Travels and Prasanna Purple Travels that run regular buses to and from the village. The online bus ticket booking facility at Ticketgoose.com can save you a lot of time and energy.