A city and a municipality in Valsad district in the southern part of Gujarat, Vapi, is situated on the banks of the Damanganga River. the largest city in the Valsad district, Vapi is now a very important industrial town and is known to be the largest industrial area in Asia in terms of small-scale industries. The numerous chemical industry plants in the city had once even earned it the rank of being one of the most polluted places in the world. National Highway 8 passes through Vapi and the city is the gateway to Daman and Silvassa.
Places to Stay
There are many places in Vapi offer affordable accommodation. Places like Hotel Green View, Hotel Royal Garden and Hotel Royale Inn offer lodging facilities that start at Rs.750.
All the annual religious holidays like Dussehra, Diwali and Holi are celebrated here.
Gujrathi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
The Arabian Sea, at the delta of the Damangana and Daman and Silvassa are located within 7kms of Vapi city centre.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Daman Airport (9.5kms) and the nearest major airport is the Surat Airport (84.4kms)
Vapi has its own railway station.
The Vapi bus stand connects the city to the neighbouring towns. There are great bus operators like Datta Krupa Travels, Neeta travels, Anukool Travels, Shree Balaji Travels, Shree Chaudhari Travels, Shree Arbuda travels and Shree Balaji Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the city. Making use of bus ticket offers are the best way to save money while travelling.
The Ajanta Cave is the 29 rock-cut Buddhist caves which are dated from 2nd century BCE to 650 CE and that is situated in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. It is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in India. This cave includes the paintings and rock cut sculptures of Indian art which describes the emotion of gesture, pose and form.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels available for the tourists near this place such as Hotel Padmapani Park (Tariff – Rs. 760 onwards), Agrawals Restaurant & Lodging (Tariff – Rs. 999 onwards), Hotel View Point (Tariff – Rs. 1,344 onwards), Anjanta Tourist Resort (Tariff – Rs. 12,420 onwards) and others.
The official language of Ajanta is Marathi. Hindi and English are also understood by most of the people in the city.
The important festival celebrated each year in the month of November is Ellora Ajanta Aurangabad Festival. The other festivals celebrated here are Ganesh Chaturthi, Banganga Festival,
Places of Interest:
The best time to visit this place is from November. This place is familiar with the cave called Ajanta Cave; many people visit this place to fall in love with the architecture and to have a heavenly peace. Few places to be visited near Ajanta Cave are Kailasanatha temple (1 km from the city), Jain Caves (1 Km from city center) and many.
How to Get There:
The nearest airport to Ajanta is Chikalthana Airport of Aurangabad which is 97 km away from the destination. There are also regular flights available from Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, and Udaipur to Aurangabad.
Jalgaon railway station is the nearest railway station that is situated at a distance of 60 Km from Ajanta. Bhusaval is another nearest station to reach Ajanta; major cities of the country are connected by this station.
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