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.
Earlier called Bulsar, Valsad is city in Gujarat. It is renowned for its mango and chickoo orchards. The most favourable time to visit the city is between June and July, a time after the monsoons.
Places to Stay
There are plenty of hotels in Valsad to choose from. These include The Country Club Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Gateway Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Adina Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600).
The official language of Valsad is Gujarati. Hindi is also spoken here.
Navratri (which usually occurs in the month of October) is celebrated with much fervour in Valsad, as in other parts of Gujarat.
Places of Interest
At about 5 kms away from Valsad city is Tithal Beach, which stretches alongside the Arabian sea. Tithal is a black sand beach, which is also well-known for its Sai Baba Temple and Swami Narayan Temple. The Shantidham Temple is also a popular religious destination.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Valsad is Vadodara which is about 3 hours away.
Valsad city has one of the main railways stations along the Mumbai-Vadodara route of the Western Railways. Valsad is well connected by rail to all major Indian cities.
Many buses from different regions of Gujarat ply regularly to Valsad. One can take a bus from Vadodara, Ahmedabad, and even, Mumbai or Hyderabad. Bus fare for the Ahemdabad-Valsad route is usually around Rs 350. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include ARC Travels, Hindusthan Travels and Joy Travels. For online bus booking, log on to Ticketgoose.com and get your tickets.