Vallabh Vidhyanagar is a municipal council and town situated in the state of Gujarat specifically in the district of Anand. Positioned between two well known cities, Ahmedabad and Vadodara, it is almost 6 km away from the city of Anand. With a population of about 29,000, this place has numerous universities and is also popular as an educational hub of the state. It is also known as V.V Nagar.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels around Vallabh Vidhyanagar. Some of them are Hotel Laksh Residency (Tariff – Rs. 3261) and Madhuban Resort and Spa (Tariff– Rs. 8300).
The official language of Vallabh Vidhyanagar is Gujarati. The other languages spoken include Hindi and English.
The important festivals of Vallabh Vidhyanagar are Holi (March), Navratri (October) and Gauri Purnima (March).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Vallabh Vidhyanagar. Some of the places include Sarkhej Roza (82 km), Archaeological Museum, Lothal and Saradar Vallabai Patel University.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Vallabh Vidhyanagar is the Vadodara Airport. It is located about 40 km away from the town.
The Anand railway station, which is about 5 km from the Vallabh Vidhyanagar, is the closest railway station.
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Bhuj, Mankuva, Gandhidham and Sukhpar from Vallabh Vidhyanagar. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Shree Sahjanand Travels and Mahasagar Travels. You can book your tickets online through Ticketgoose.com, a good bus booking site.
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.