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On the banks of Rukmani river lies a small town of Mandvi in Gujarat. It was once considered the summer retreat of the erstwhile Maharajas of Kutch. Mandvi has some of the loveliest unspoilt beaches in the western part of India and is also well known for its unique tradition of hand crafted ship building.

Mandvi is located approx 56km from Bhuj and 298km from Ahmedabad. Built in the late 16th century, the place was founded by Maharaja Rao Khengarji. The town was once a summer retreat for the Maharaja’s of Kutch. Originally Mandvi was a well protected town with the fort wall of about 8m high and 1.2m wide. 
Mandvi has a 400 year old traditional ship building centre, that still constructs ships in the traditional way. The ships are exquisite works of art.

The beach in Mandvi is a perfect place for peace and solitude. It has beautiful white sand and is just the right place for a relaxing swim and walks.
The calm azure water, birdlife, pristine beaches and fishing villages are the main attractions of the area. However, Mandvi also boasts some historically interesting places and is a shopper’s paradise for handicrafts, silverware, traditional embroideries and Bandhini tie- dye saris.

Mandvi Beach
Along the 1666km coastline of Gujarat, Mandvi beach is one of the finest beaches in the area. The beach has white sands for long walks, sparkling blue water, colorful fishing villages, scintillating sunset views and soothing locales. Mandvi beach is also a hot spot for birdwatching.
Boat Yard
Mandvi has a ship building zone on the banks of Rukmavati river that still builds hand crafted ships in the traditional way. Hundreds of workers can be seen mastering the amazing challenges of their craftsmanship.
Bandhini Bazar
Gujarat is popular for Bandhani, tie-dye and Batik, a form of block printing and textiles; the best way to see the textile work in action, is to visit Bandhini Bazar. A visit to a local shop will leave visitors enthralled to see and learn more about the making of the fabric.
Vijay Vilas Palace
The palace was built in the early 20th century by the Bhuj rulers. The structure of the palace is beautiful and it is surrounded by spectacular gardens and a forest reserve.
Bandhani and tie-dye fabrics are an all time favourite that attract the visitors to this region.
Nearby places Train stations Airports
Rudra Mata 61 Km 01H 11m
Gandhidham Junction 104 Km 01H 54m
Nearby major cities
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63 Km 01H 12m
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Overlooking the spectacular Rann of Kutch, Kala Dungar having an area spread of 956 hectares, is home to the Duttatreya temple where white foxes could be seen in ample. This place has spiritual significance due to Guru Dattatreya, also locally called as “Pachchhmani Pir”. Since time immemorial these foxes respond to the call of steel plate beats and shouts and come to eat the food of rice laid specially for them. Kala Dungar is about 120km from Bhuj via state highway 45. Located at a heig
63 Km 01H 12m
Bhuj, the capital of the former native state of Kutch is now the head quarter of the Kutch district. It is a fascinating old walled city with labyrinthine alleyways, old palaces with intricately carved wooden pavilions, and striking, brightly decorated Hindu temples.
382 Km 06H 32m
Ahmedabad is the largest city in the state of Gujarat. The bustling metropolis is a fusion of old world charm and emerging modernity. It has a rich history of Muslim heritage.
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Season Min. Temp. Max. Temp.
Summer 22 °C 36 °C
Winter 10 °C 26 °C
Mandvi tourism is quite delightful throughout the year, as the city experiences a nice and pleasant climate throughout the year. One of the reasons for this is the location of Mandvi i.e. on the banks of the River Rukmavati, near Gulf of Kutch in India.Normal weather of Mandvi city and surrounding areas is cool. Maximum temperature rises to @ 36 0C in May month and minimum of @ 10 OC in December month.

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