Vallabhipur, also known as Vallabhi, is in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district. Located about 187 km away from its capital city, this is an ancient town steeped in history. It was once a popular centre of the Jains. There are several ruins in the town worth a visit.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Vallabhipur, but Bhavnagar about 45 km away has a number of options for tourists like White Rose Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 800), Blue Diamond Hotel (Tariff –Rs. 900) and Rangoli Park Hotel and Resort (Tariff –Rs.1,000).
Gujarati is the official language of Vallabhipur. Hindi and English are also spoken in the town.
Holi in March-April, Janmashtami in July-August, Buddha Purnima in September, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are the most important festivals of this town.
Places of Interest
Vallabhipur has several places of interests for tourists, including Khodiyar Mandir, Bhavnagar (34 km), Victoria Park (35 km), Pillgarden (36 km) and Gaurishankar Lake (38 km).
How to Get There
Bhavnagar airport about 45 km from here is the closest to the town.
Dhola Junction, which is 20 km away, is the nearest from here. However, the major rail head is in Rajkot, which is 146 km away.
There are buses from Surat, Baruch and Kosamba. Jay Khodiyar Travels, Raj Travels and Laxmi Travels are some of the top operators catering to passengers on this route. Bus ticket booking discount coupons from travel portals can help you save money when you are travelling.
The largest city of Gujarat, Ahmedabad has earned a reputation and recognition for its textile industry. Due to rapid growth in textile industry, it has earned a tile as the Manchester of the East. There are quite a few interesting places in and around Ahmedabad.
Budget Hotels in Ahmedabad
There are good budget hotels in Ahmedabad. Some of them are DRH Regency (Tariff – Rs.1500), Hotel Madhuvan (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Damjis (Tariff – Rs.1700) and Hotel Marshall (Tariff –1900).
The official language Ahmedabad is Gujarati. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
Events in Ahmedabad
One of the Important Festivals of Ahmedabad is Uttarayana (January).
Places to See in Ahmedabad
There are several places of tourist attraction in Ahmedabad. Some of the places include Lake Kankaria (4 kms from Ahmedabad),Bhadra Fort (7.5 kms from Ahmedabad),Dada Hari Vav (18 kms from Ahmedabad),Shaking Minarets (8 kms from Ahmedabad),Akshardham Temple (7 kms from Ahmedabad),Sidi Sayed Mosque(18 kms from Ahmedabad) and Kankaria Lake (3 kms from Ahmedabad).
How to Get There
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is located 15 kms away from the city. The airport is situated 8 km from Ahmedabad railway junction.
Ahmedabad railway junction is also called as Kalupur Station. The railway line connects to major destinations of Gujarat. The other stations in Ahmedabad include Maninagar,Vatva, Gandhigram, Asarva, Chandlodia, Kali gam, Vastrapur, Sabarmati, Sarkhej, Naroda and Aaml.
Ahmedabad has buses well connected to all the major destinations of Gujarat. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Shrinath Travel Agency, Angel Tours & Travels and Jay Bhavani Travels. Avail of bus ticket offers from Ticketgoose.com when you book your tickets online.