The fourth largest city in Gujarat after Ahmedabad, Surat, and Vadodara, Rajkotis located on the banks of the Aji and Nyari Rivers. The people in Rajkot are predominantly vegetarians. Rajkot is a major regional centre for the performing arts. The city is famous for its gold purity and jewellery market, which is the largest in the country. Rajkot silk embroidery and watch parts are also well-known.Rajkot houses a large number of textile printing units, which produces cotton and pure silk garments.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Rajkot. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at Hotel Rajdoot(Tariff-Rs.1,602), Hotel Jayson (Tariff-Rs.1,765), Hotel Everstar(Tariff-Rs.1,150), Hotel Europa Inn (Tariff-Rs.1,549) and Hotel Aditya(Tariff-Rs.894).
Annual festivals likeDussehra, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. Garbais performed during the Navratri festival; the JanmastamiMela, Dhuletithe colour festival, Mahashivratri and Uttarayan (MakarSankranti) on 14 January are popular in this city.
Gujarati is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Places of interest within 2kms of the bus stand include Jubilee Garden, The Rotary Dolls Museum, GebanshahPirDargah,HashanshahPirDargah and Ishwariya Temple and Garden.
How to Get There
Rajkothas its own airport
Rajkothas its own railway station
Rajkot bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like SRS Travels, Royal Express, Sagar Travels and Neeta Tours and Travels runs regular buses to and from the town. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.
Bhatiya is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The village is close to the historic towns of Porbandar and Dwarka on the beaches of the Arabian Sea, which lie at distances of 75 and 45 km respectively. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Jamnagar, which lies 102 km away on the coast of the Gulf of Kutch.
Places to Stay
With the village being so small and thus not having adequate lodging facilities, one will have to travel to Jamnagar ( 50 km) to put up for the night. Some of the options one can try out are Shiv Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), President Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Punit Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and Bansi Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of the region is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The main events in the area are Holi, Ram Navami, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera, Diwali and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village on its own does not have even a single place of tourist interest. However, Jamnagar city at a distance of 50 km have plenty of options to offer such as Darbargarh Palace, Lakhota Fort, Willingdon Crescent, Bohra Hajira and Bala Hanuman Temple among others.
How to Get There
The closest major airport is the Jamnagar Airport in Govardhanpur at a distance of 97 km.
The nearest railway station is the Porbandar Railway Station at a distance of 73 km.
Mostly it is the state-run buses which cater to the needs of the populace of the village. Booking a bus ticket has never been easier as you can book through your mobile as well.