Pratapgadh is a small town in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Amreli at a distance of 25 km west. It is a part of the Kathiawar peninsula. Those with a keen interest in Gujarati culture, temples and cuisine can visit this town. Those travelling from Bhavnagar to Amreli can also pass via this village.
Places to Stay
As the place does not have proper facilities to accommodate tourists, one is forced to venture into Amreli in search of a roof to spend the night under. Good lodging facilities are available in the city; some of the options which are worth trying out are Goodluck Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 200), Hotel Darshan (Tariff – Rs. 700), Hotel Shree Paras (Tariff – Rs. 500) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
Amreli is the best place to visit in the area as the town lacks significant tourist sites. Some of the must-visit places include Nagnath Temple (built by Vithalrao Devaji), King Palace, Tower of Amreli, Shri Girdharilal Sangrahalaya Children Museum and Computer Education Centre (E-Library), Sai Baba Temple, Gayatri Temple and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Amreli Airport at a distance of 28 km.
Amreli Railway Station is the major railway station at a distance of 25 km.
Both state transport buses as well as private buses pass through (or close-by to) different cities in the region. One of the popular bus operators in the area is Jay Khodiyar Travels. Buses which ply in the area can be boarded from Amreli. Book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com and avail of bus booking offers.