Rakhial is a small village in the North Indian state of Punjab. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Hoshiarpur at a distance of 29 km north. The place is not very far from the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh either. Tourists travelling from Hoshiarpur to Ludhiana can stop by at this place for refreshments as well as to experience the traditional Punjabi landscape.
Places to Stay
Budget hotels are readily available in Hoshiarpur. Some of the options which are worth a try are Maharaja Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2,300), Presidency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2,300), Amber Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2,200), Shiraz Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2,200) and others.
The official language of the area is Punjabi. Hindi is also widely used and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali and Guru Nanak Gurpurab in November.
Places of Interest
The village in itself does not have anything interesting to offer. However, some of the places which are worth visiting in Hoshiarpur are Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Muhalla Shekhan, Hari Baba Mandir (Sachidanand Ashram), Punj Mukhi Shiv Mandir, Gurdwara Bhai Joga Singh, Gurdwara Garna Sahib, Hoshiarpur Archaeological Museum, Dholbaha archaeological site and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chandigarh Airport at a distance of 130 km.
Hoshiarpur Railway Station is the major railway station close-by at a distance of 30 km.
Mostly state transport buses which cater to the needs of passengers in the region. A few smaller private operators are also active too. One can always visit the local bus-stand at Hoshiarpur and enquire about buses to the area. Book your tickets online through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com.
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.