Nakhatrana is a village in Nakhatrana taluka in Kachchh district of Gujarat state. It is located 50 kms towards west from district head quarters Bhuj and 405 kms from the state capital Gandhinagar. Nakhatrana is surrounded by Abdasa taluka towards west, Bhuj Taluka towards east, Mandvi Taluka towards south, Lakhpat taluka towards north. Nakhatrana is famous for its spicy Dabeli snack and bangles. It is also known as the origin of onion Samosas.
Places to stay
Some of the budget hotels are Hotel Relish (Tariff – Rs. 1111) and JP Resort (Tariff – Rs. 600).
Gujarati, Sindhi, Hindi and Kutchi are languages spoken in Nakhatrana
Places to visit
Some of the interesting places in and around Nakhatrana are Dhinodhar Temple (20 kms from Nakhatrana), Roodimaa Sthanak on Virani Road, Holipet mountain in Navavas, Greeneries of Jadai Road fields, and the Chats of Vathan Chowks.
Nakhatrana is famous for the fair of "Ramdev" which is held every year on "Bhadarva Sud Agyars" (Gujarati name of month).
How to Get There
The closest airport to Nakhatrana is the Rudra Mata airport (47 kms) in Bhuj.
Rajkot Junction railway station is closest major railway station (218 kms) to Nakhatrana.
Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Hari Hara Travels, H.K. Travels, and Patel Tours & Travels. Volvo bus service is available to any popular tourist destinations across India.
Radhanpur was established around 1693 by Khan Jahan (who also founded the infamous Babi dynasty) and today, Radhanpur belongs to the Patan district of Gujarat. As historical sources suggest, the city of Radhanpur has been named after Radhan Khan, a descendant of Fateh Khan Baloch. Patan, Modhera, Mehsana and Banaskantha are the cities that are near Radhanpur. Though the summers are harsh here, the weather becomes more docile after the monsoons.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels in Radhanpur, some of which are Indraprasth Hotel, Flamingo Hotel and Guesthouse, and Janpath Hotel. The tariff for the same can be obtained in person.
The official language of Radhanpur is Gujarati. The other languages that are spoken here include Hindiand English.
Navratri in the month of October is celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
The Ma Meldi Ma Temple (in Radhanpur), Jeevanlala Kumar Shala (in Radhanpur) and Patan (56 km from Radhanpur) are some places that can be visited by tourists.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Ahmedabad which is 149 km away.
Radhanpur has a railway station of its own.
Radhanpur has buses that connect to Bhuj, Surat and Bhanchau among other places. Private operators such as Shree Valam Travels and Ramani Travels run their buses on this route. You can get online bus booking offers through various travel websites, especially during festive occasions.