Nani Molpari is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The nearest major urban agglomeration close by is Junagadh at a distance of 41 km north-west. The picturesque Arabian coast is not too far either and is located at a distance of 84 km south, about two hours’ drive away. There are numerous caves and temples that one can visit nearby.
Places to Stay
The village does not have proper lodging facilities. Good budget hotels which are worth trying for a stay are in Junagadh, among which Shikhar Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Vishala Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Sapphire (Tariff – Rs. 800), New Somnath Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) should definitely be on tourists’ radar.
The official language of Nani Molpari is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
Despite being in close proximity to the Arabian Sea, the best places of interest in the region are in the neighbouring city of Junagadh. Places which are worth a visit there are Uparkot, Jama Masjid, Junagadh Caves, the old part of the town, Rohidas Ashram and others. The Gir National Park (44 km away), famous for its lions, is also a must-see.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Amreli Airport at a mere distance of 80 km.
The Junagadh Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 99 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply in the region. One of the private operators in the region is Shree Hari Travels. Buses to the area are available from both Junagadh as well as Amreli. When you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com avail of online bus ticket booking offers.