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About Vartej

The modest village of Vartej along with its city counterpart is located in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. It is also known as a small census town which supervises the city and village administration. The independent village is mainly inhabited by the Gohil community who form the majority. The village is situated at a distance of 8 kilometers west of Bhavnagar in the state of Gujarat. Vartej is quite far from state capital Gandhinagar at a distance of 205 kilometers away. Gujarati and Hindi are the official languages spoken in Vartej village and city. The city has a number of good educational institutions, schools and colleges.

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Geography of Vartej

Vartej is located at an angle of 21.73° N 72.07° E at an altitude of 29 meters above sea level. It is located closer to the Arabian Sea and thus the weather is hot and humid.  Vartej’s population is 11,354 at present.

About Vartej

Vartej is flanked by Ghogha Taluka, Vallabhpur Taluka, Umrala Taluk and Sihor Taluka on all sides. The villages close to Vartej are Sodvadra, Fulsar, Kardej, Chitra and Shedavadar while the adjacent cities are Bhavnagar, Palitana, Sihor and Talija.

Tourism in Vartej

There are plenty of options for sightseeing near Vartej in Bhavnagar such as Takhteshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Nilambag Palace, Mangalsinghji Mahal Palace, Bhav Vilas Palace, Gaurishankar Lake, Victoria Park, Ghogha seashore, Gopnath Beach, Ganga Deri, BAPS Swaminarayan Temple,  Piram Bet ( old caves and fossils), Khodiyar Temple, Malnath Shiv Temple, Pillgarden also known as Sardar Baug, Jain Temples in Palitana, Velavadar Black Buck National Park, Nava Bandar, Alang Ship Breaking Yard.

Best Time to Visit

Vartej can be visited all year around although the summer months might be very uncomfortable due to the scorching heat and humidity factor.

Hotels in Vartej

Vartej has a few hotels and budget hotels in and around the area as well as in Bhavnagar town.

Given below is a list of hotels:

Rangoli Park Hotel and Resort
Address: SH 25, Rangoli Circle, Vartej
Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364060
Ph no: 09727975555
Tariff: NA

RK Resort
Address: SH 25, Vartej, Gujarat-364004
Ph no: NA
Tariff: INR 2412 onwards

Hotel The Basil Park
Address: 5, ISKON Mega City, Bhavnagar
Gujarat- 364001
Ph no: 0278-3005242
Tariff: INR 1841 onwards

Hotel Narayani Heritage

Address: Neelambaug Palace, Dairy Road
Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364002
Ph no: 0278-2525051
Tariff: INR 1935 onwards

Sun N Shine
Address: S.T Nation Road, Panwadi
Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364001
Ph no: 0278-2516134
Tariff: INR 2329 onwards

Shree Hotel
Address: Radhe Shyam Complex, Waghawadi Road
Bhavnagar, Guarat-364001
Ph no: 0278-2221197
Tariff: NA

Hotel Sankalp
Address: Sanskar Mandal Chowk, Kalanala
Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364002
Ph no: 0278-2572424
Tariff: INR 1288 onwards

Hotel Mausam
Address: Station Road, Bhavnagar
Ph no: 0278-2518746
Tariff: INR 998 onwards

How to Reach Vartej

The closest railway station to Vartej is Bhavnagar Terminus at a distance of 4.8 kilometers away while the nearest airport is also in Bhavnagar located at a distance of 12 kilometers. It also can be reached from other destinations in Gujarat via State Highway cutting through Bhavnagar.

Distance of Vartej from Major Cities and Towns

Bhavnagar- Vartej: 12 kilometers
Mumbai- Vartej: 596 kilometers
New Delhi- Vartej: 1,100 kilometers
Gandhinagar- Vartej: 205 kilometers
Ahmedabad- Vartej: 170.5 kilometers
Vadodara- Vartej: 193.6 kilometers
Surat- Vartej: 332.2 kilometers

Tourist Places near Vartej

Vartej has several religious sightseeing places in its vicinity; for example 4 notable Digambara Jain Temples as well as for Shri Ankleshwar Temple. The temples of Digambara Jain are dedicated to Bhagwan Chintamani Parsvanath, Mahavir Swami, Neminath and Adinath.

Similarly, Palitana near Bhavnagar is also famous for its Jain temples dedicated to Swetambara sect as well as Digambara. A visit to Port of Dahej located in the Gulf of Cambay is also highly recommended for tourists visiting Vartej.

Emergency Services in Vartej

Vartej scores high points in offering protection against all emergencies that might arise at any point of time. It has a police station, medical stores, fire station and blood banks.

Given below is a list of emergencies:

Police Station in Vartej

Vartej Police Station
Address: Vartej Road, Rajkot Highway
Vartej, Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364060
Ph no: 0278-2541633

Fire Station in Vartej

Bhavnagar City Fire Brigade
Address: Nirmal Nagar, Bhavnagar
Ph no: 0278-2424814

Ambulance Service in Vartej

Smith Balkoni Hospital
Address:Shriji Krupa, Nilam Baug
Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364004
Ph no: 0278-2519977

Blood Banks in Vartej

Bhavnagar Blood Bank
Address: Sardarnagar, Bhavnagar
Ph no: NA

Chemists in Vartej

Om Medical Store
Address: Vartej Road, Mamakotha Road
Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364060
Ph no: 0278-2423240

Paras Medical Shop
Address: Talaja Road, Bhavnagar
Ph no: 0278-3005617

Utilities and Services in Vartej

Vartej offers a few public services to its residents; however to avail other utilities and public services residents have to visit neighboring cities and towns.

Given below is a list of utilities and services:

Post Offices in Vartej

Vartej Sub Delivery Office
Address: Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364060
Ph no: 0278-2540787

Gas Service in Vartej

Rajdeep Gas Agency
Address: 37, Madhav Complex, Shastri Nagar
Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364001
Ph no: 0278-2515082

Banks in Vartej

State Bank of India
Address: Near Bus Stand, Vartej
Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364060
Ph no: 0278-2541630
IFSC Code: SBIN0060029
MICR Code: 364002100
Branch Code: 060029

Petrol Pumps in Vartej

Mehta Automobiles
Address: HP Petrol Pump, Highway Road
Vartej, Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364060
Ph no: 09426918487

Shah Petrol Pump
Address: Rajkot Highway Road, Vartej
Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364060
Ph no: 0278-2541514

Vartej Fact Files

Name: Vartej
District: Bhavnagar
State: Gujarat
Population: 11,354
Altitude: 29 meters
Weather: Hot and humid
Languages Spoken: Gujarati, Hindi
Pin Code: 364060
STD Code: 0278

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