How to reach

Golden Bridge, Bharuch.

Golden Bridge, Bharuch.

Here are the timings of the major connexions to Bharuch.

Please contact us for more information about local journeys or other particular connections.

aiga-rail-transportation-copy  By Train

Bombay to Bharuch (and Baroda)

Train Name Departure       (from Bombay) Arrival                        (in Bharuch) Days
Satabdi : 12009 06.25 10.11 Except Sunday
 August Kranti: 12953 17.40 21.30 Daily
 Karnavati: 12933 13.40 18.23 Daily
 Rajdhani: 12951 16.40 21:18 (in Vadodara) no stop in Bharuch

Baroda and Bharuch to Bombay

Train Name Departure from Bharuch Departure from Baroda Arrival                   in Mumbai
Karnavati Exp 6.44 7.33 12.35
Gujarat Exp 9.08 10.06 16.25
Saurashtra Exp 9.47 11.04 19.15
Shatabdi 16.16 16.59 21.20
Vadodara Exp 22.30 23.19 4.50
Lok Shakti Exp 23.08 23.57 5.50


flight By Air

Delhi to Baroda/Vadodara

Flight nb Departure         (from Delhi DEL) Arrival                    (at Baroda BDQ) Days
Indigo 6E 702  5.50 7.15  Daily
Indigo 6E 161  11.10 12.40  Daily
Indigo 6E 902  13.55 15.25  Daily
Indigo 6E 775  18.40 20.10  Daily
Air India AI 819  18.50 20.15  Except Monday

Baroda/Vadodara to Delhi

Flight nb Departure         (from Baroda BDQ) Arrival                    (at Delhi DEL) Days
Indigo 6E 591 7.45 9.15  Daily
Indigo 6E 973 15.45 17.05  Daily
Indigo 6E 162 18.04 19.22  Daily
Indigo 6E 488 20.40 22.15  Daily
Air India AI 820 20.55 22.35  Except Monday

Bombay to Baroda/Vadodara

Flight nb Departure            (from Bombay BOM) Arrival                     (at Baroda BDQ) Days
 Jet Airways 9W 341  5.35  6.40  Daily
 Indigo 6E 567  6.30  7.35  Daily
 Jet Airways 9W 349  9.25  10.35  Daily
 Jet Airways 9W 460  14.00  15.05  Daily
 Indigo 6E 339  15.05  16.20  Daily
Jet Airways 9W 7343  19.25  20.30  Daily

Baroda/Vadodara to Bombay

Flight nb Departure            (from Baroda BDQ) Arrival                     (at Bombay BOM) Days
 Jet Airways 9W 397 7.10 8.05  Daily
 Indigo 6E 568 8.05 9.05  Daily
 Jet Airways 9W 345 11.10 12.20  Daily
 Jet Airways 9W 461 16.05 17.10  Daily
 Indigo 6E 446 17.00 18.10  Daily
Jet Airways 9W 7344 21.00 22.05  Daily



Prof. Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs at Harvard University, will be the General Chair for Symposium.

The panels of the 2-days conference (9th and 10th of Dec.) will be accompagnied by a thematic exhibition and an associated cultural program. The conference will be followed by excursions on 11th of December in the port towns of Bharuch and Cambay.

DIN_Bharuch 2016_Program 06.12.

SK_Haveli in Bharuch



The Sea and Knowledge

The Indian Ocean is a connecting space with dynamic ties creating, beyond time and space, a vibrant domain of interlinkednetworks. The dimension and vitality of commercial, political and cultural connectionsgive a hint, as Michael N. Pearson mentioned it, at an
“Indian Ocean World that can be studied as a unit”.

Yet borderlines of this gigantic maritime world (the littorals) played various roles in the dynamic morphogenesis of this complex network. Fertile and productive Gujarat acted as an uninterrupted driving force, engaging strong economic movements in the Indian Ocean World.The last edition of the DIN Symposia on Maritime History of Gujarat (‘Trans-Regional trade and Traders’, Surat, December 2015) clearly highlighted the strength of Gujarati trade networks along the coast of Gujarat, into main land, as well as across the entire Indian Ocean. It also showed the diversity of commercial communities, and their close relationships with other merchant and non-merchant groups.

Trade also implied or was carried out along other activities. Ships carried, besides merchandises, diverse voyagers, pilgrims, and scholars, as well as art works, books, letters, manuscripts, plants, seeds, animals and even unnoticed objects and microorganisms. Last but not least, old and new ideas in many domains (for instance, in the realm of art, architecture, ship-building, science, and spirituality, among other domains) were also carried over along the sea lanes. It was therefore seldom trade alone that shaped Gujarat over the centuries. Through taking part in the Indian Ocean networks – and at times driving them forward – Gujarat in this way became a knowledge hub continuously powered through the very dynamics of its far-flung maritime trade. This stimulating environment helped Gujaratis develop a particular attentiveness towards the Other, and an unusual aptitude to meet the unknown. That wide-ranging process has left its manifold traces not only in Gujarat’s diverse heritage, but also in the Gujarati physical and human landscape, urban spaces, countryside and littorals.

The rich and variegated movements of the land and ocean converging into Gujarat through trade therefore open new vistas for research in the Indian Ocean World in fields as varied as anthropology, agriculture, arts & crafts, botany, biology, palynology, demographics, medicine, philosophy, sociology of labour and migration, as well as the sociology of religion. Though the list of fields offered here is hardly exhaustive, we invite original contributions that focus on Gujarat as an oceanic and land knowledge hub in any of its aspects. Rather than providing the space for a full, comprehensive historical inventory, the aim of this conference is to offer new, path-breaking perspectives onto the past, present, and future of Gujarat that can eventually help reshape the understanding of the region in ways that are novel and profitable to its inhabitants. Therefore, the main emphasis here is on offering new vistas on Gujarat and its unique role in (re) shaping knowledge.

L’océan indien est un espace de connectivité compose de liens dynamiques qui créent, au delà du temps et de l’espace, un domaine vibrant de réseaux interconnectés. L’importance et la vitalité de ces connections commerciales, politiques et culturelles le présente comme un « océan indien qui peut être étudié comme un tout » (Michael N. Pearson). La richesse des mouvements terrestres et maritimes convergeant vers le Gujarat ouvre de nouvelles possibilités d’exploration pour la recherche dédiée à l’océan indien dans des discipline aussi variées que l’anthropologie, l’agriculture, les arts et l’artisanat, la botanique, la biologie, la palynologie, les études démographiques, les sciences médicales, la philosophie, la sociologie du travail et des migrations, ainsi que la sociologie des religions. Bien que la liste des disciplines présentée ici ne soit pas exhaustive, le projet de conférence invite des contributions originales concentrées sur le Gujarat comme centre terrestre et maritime dynamique à des niveaux multiples. Plutôt que de proposer un inventaire historique détaillé, l’objectif de la conférence est d’offrir de nouvelles perspectives vers le passé, le présent et le futur du Gujarat. Il s’agit donc de souligner de façon novatrice le rôle joué par le Gujarat dans la création, la transmission et le modelage du savoir.