The famous port city ‘Mandvi‘, located about 56Km of the regional capital ‘Bhuj’ was founded by Rao of Kutch state, the first ruler Jadeja, Khengarji I in 1580. The name comes up with Sage Mandavya from the very famous epic Mahabharata, who lived here. Being a junction to the prior trade routes of that time, the fortified Mandvi was famous with trade and commerce.
Mandvi, the beautiful Sea Bank of Kutch dwells some most splendid sightseeing places. The royal Vijay Vilas Palace and the shipping deck all accounts to be stupendous travel destination. Visit Kutch Tour Guide for best tour packages of Kutch, you can schedule it your own way, or pick up the best deal packages with guaranteed breathtaking experience and comfortable trip stay.
Commencing Your Trip – While you’re on the way to Mandvi, take a plunge into the beach line of Mandvi’s beach right there with the morning bliss.
The 1666Km long coastline towards the north west of Gujarat, Mandvi beach abides as a beautiful wonder with excellent tourist oriented serenity. An outstanding beach with entertainment joints like Boating, Camel and Horse Riding along the coastline, photography and loads of food outlets to make you not leave the place, Mandvi is just a kilometer away from the Arabian Sea, and also near to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Also called as ‘The Wind farm Beach’ it’s an excellent place to experience the windmills drilled right there on the sands of Mandvi. Enjoy the cool water spot, sipping in the miraculously sweet coconut water, and have a local feast with a Guajarati nashta (snack) ‘Dabeli’.
Ship Building Industry of Mandvi
The yet active Ship Building Yard of Mandvi shows the prime importance of the trade and commerce of Mandvi’s sea port. Dated back to the medieval era, Arabia and Africa were the main catch up for trade and expo of spices and other amenities from India’s this corner. Maritime trade and desert camel caravan were two superlative trade activities carried from here. Read more about trade and expo from different ports of Kutch.
Today, you can find ship building here at a considerable level. Craftsman here assemble the wooden joints for ship, usually made for local uses or international ports. You can have a good experience here watching the process of shipping, building and implementing hard work to perfectly make a sustainable water transports like boats and ships at all levels.
Place: Old port near Old city of Mandvi
Timings: Open everyday
Vijay Vilas Palace
Built by Maharao Shri Khengarji III, the palace was a summer resort for his sons. The construction of Vijay Vilas Palace is dated back during 1920 and ended up after 9 years, built with red sandstone and abides right there near to the enormous white beach.
Beautiful Rajput oriented architecture, the carved jails, jharokhas, chatris, chhajas, murals, glass work, and marbled floor amenities all accounts this palace to be worth visiting. The designs are perfectly drawn being highly intricate. It’s a delighting view from the top, watching the beautifully drawn gardens all round the palace and far away with the reflection of beach and white sand.
Place: Vijay Vilas Palace, Mandvi
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (everyday)
Charges: Rs 50/100 Photography/Videography
Shyamji Krishna Varma Memorial
The life and contribution of Shyamji Krishna Varma during the Freedom Struggle of India, The memorial is a dedication to envision the patriotism. Shyamji Krishna was a foremost freedom fighter with a high etched patriotism and selfless contribution to our country. He made up a revolutionary center in “India House” at London and proposed the cause of India’s independence through his journal ‘The Indian Sociologist’. Experience the Mandvi’s Memorial for visioning the struggle and freedom Movement.
Timing: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Weekends: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
72 Jinalaya – The Great Jain Temple
The 72 Jinalaya is the esteemed place of worship for the Jains, it is said to be the home of 72 Deris of Lord Mahavir. Located 11Km from Mandvi near Koday Village, this beautiful Temple comes on the way to Mundra and Mandvi road and spread over 80 acres, locally named as Bauter Jinalaya Mahatirth.
Place: Gunnagar, Talwana Village, Mandvi Taluka
Timing: Morning to Evening, according to the worship timings