Sidhpur, a city in the Patan district of Gujarat, lies along the banks of River Saraswati. The city’s name Sidhpur is said to be have been taken from the ruler, Siddharj Jaisingh, who built his capital in this area. This city is 69 km away from Pathan and 99 km from Gandhinagar, its city capital city. Neighbouring cities around Sidhpur are Kheralu, Patan, and Unjha.
Places to Stay
People visiting Sidhpur, stay in Palanpur which is 32 km away from the city. Some of the budget hotels found here are Surya Hotel (Tariff – Rs.245), Hotel Banas (Tariff – Rs.263), Hotel Lajwanti (Tariff – Rs.525), and Cappal Hotel (Tariff – Rs.350).
The official languages spoken in Sidhpur are Gujarathi and Hindi.
The most celebrated festivals in Sidhpur are the Kite Festival held in January, Holi in March, Janmashtami in July-August, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Navaratri in October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many historical monuments and structures located in and around Sidhpur, including Bindu-Sarowar, which is 3 km away from the city, Rudra Mahalaya Temple (2.2 km), and Jami Masjid, which is near the city.
How to Get There
There is an operational airport located in Ahmedabad which is 110 km away from Sidhpur.
There is a railway station in the city which connects the city to other surrounding cities and towns.
The Western Express Highway is a famous route that connects Sidhpur to other areas nearby. There are frequent buses from Mumbai and Surat to Sidhpur run by Neeta Travels, Shubham Travels, and Sifat Travels. When you make use of any bus ticket offer on various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.
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.