Salal is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Ahmedabad at a distance of 66 km south-west. The place is not very far from the neighbouring state of Rajasthan, located on the northern end. Those willing to try out Gujarati cuisine as well as explore the local culture can try this place out.
Places to Stay
In order to find a good lodging place, one will have to travel to Ahmedabad, a city which has a wide variety of affordable hotels besides other facilities expected from a metro city. Some of the options which are worth trying out are Royal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Raj Tilak Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Shereton Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Rann Riders (Tariff – Rs. 700) 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, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village lacks tourist spots. However, some of the places which are worth visiting in Ahmedabad are Sabarmati Ashram, Calico Textile Museum, Jama Masjid, Sidi Saiyyed Masjid, Sardar Valllabhbhai Patel National Memorial, Nagina Wadi, Sidi Bashir Masjid, Ellis Bridge, Nehru Bridge, Vastrapur Lake and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad at a distance of 58 km.
The Gandhinagar Junction Railway Station in the major railway station in the state capital of Gandhinagar close to the area, at a distance of 49 km.
State transport buses as well as private buses connecting different cities in the region pass through this place. Buses to the area available from Ahmedabad as well as Gandhinagar. Booking bus tickets online is very convenient as you can book from the confines of your home