Vadnagar is a municipal city in the Mehsana district in the state of Gujarat. The town is known for being the birthplace of Mr. Narendra Modi. It has its history spanning over 2500 years. It is a significant place in the Mahabharata, where it is referred to as Anartapur. It also has an image of the Bodhisattva which is known to be as old as the 3rd Century A.D.
Places to stay
There are good budget hotels in Vadnagar like Hotel Toran (Tariff - Rs. 400), and Hotel Samrat (Tariff - Rs. 2000) that provide accommodation. There are also places for accommodation in the nearest town of Mehsana.
The official language spoken here is Gujarati. Other languages include Hindi as well as the local dialect of Kacchi.
The festival of Navratri is celebrated with great delight in Vadnagar. A musical festival known as ‘Tanariri’ is also celebrated here annually, along with the traditional festivals like Diwali and Holi.
Places of Interest
The major places to see in Vadnagar are the Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Other places include the Tanariri Garden, Ashapura Mata Temple, the Jain Temples, Gauri Kund and the Janjanio Well.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Vadnagar is the Ahmedabad Airport (80 km).
Vadnagar has its own railway station which has trains at regular intervals. The closest junction to Vadnagar is Mehsana (39 km).
There is regular bus service to and from Vadnagar. Operators like Ghanshyam Travels and Ashok Leyland operate regular services. These buses also ply to Bharuch, Surat and Ankleshwar. You can book bus online from various bus booking websites.
Anjar is a one of the earlist towns in the Kutch district of Gujarat. Its history stretches back over 1400 years to around 650 AD. It is located about 40km from Kandla port in the southern part of the district. Due to its proximity to the Desert of Kutch, the climate in Anjar is very dry.
Places to Stay
It's difficult to find places to stay here and it's usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
Festivals like Holi, Sharad Purnima, Ram Navami, Navaratri, HindolaMahotsava, Diwali, and Eid are celebrated in town.
Gujarati is the local language spoken in Anjar. Kutchi and Hindi are commonly used languages.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Anjar are Shree Swaminarayan Temple at Sawaser Naka, Jesal-Toral Samadhi and BhidBhanjanMahadev Temple all located within a 25 km radius.
How to Get There
The closest airport is Kandla airport at a distance of approximately 8 km. Bhuj Airport is 40km, also convenient. Direct flights to Mumbai are available
Anjar station is connected by train to cities such Pune, Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur. Although not a major station, most trains passing through stop at Anjar for a brief period.
Anjar is connected to cities such as Ahmedabad, Baroda, Udaipur and Indore by road. The best bus operators that offer quality service include H.K Travels, GSRTC and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Travel websites offer discount on bus ticket booking, especially during the festive season.