Anjar is a one of the earlist towns in the Kutch district of Gujarat. Its history stretches back over 1400 years to around 650 AD. It is located about 40km from Kandla port in the southern part of the district. Due to its proximity to the Desert of Kutch, the climate in Anjar is very dry.
Places to Stay
It's difficult to find places to stay here and it's usually more useful to have a local contact or find a tour operator to organize it for you.
Festivals like Holi, Sharad Purnima, Ram Navami, Navaratri, HindolaMahotsava, Diwali, and Eid are celebrated in town.
Gujarati is the local language spoken in Anjar. Kutchi and Hindi are commonly used languages.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Anjar are Shree Swaminarayan Temple at Sawaser Naka, Jesal-Toral Samadhi and BhidBhanjanMahadev Temple all located within a 25 km radius.
How to Get There
The closest airport is Kandla airport at a distance of approximately 8 km. Bhuj Airport is 40km, also convenient. Direct flights to Mumbai are available
Anjar station is connected by train to cities such Pune, Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur. Although not a major station, most trains passing through stop at Anjar for a brief period.
Anjar is connected to cities such as Ahmedabad, Baroda, Udaipur and Indore by road. The best bus operators that offer quality service include H.K Travels, GSRTC and TicketGoose.com, a leading Online Bus Ticket Booking Service, provides low price, high quality options for bus travellers. Travel websites offer discount on bus ticket booking, especially during the festive season.
A city in the Kutch district of Gujarat, Mandvi is a prominent seaport in the region. The city is surrounded by a historical fort, that was the summer sanctuary for the King of Kutch. Mandvi is located 56 km away from Bhuj, which is the regional capital and 446 km away from Ahmedabad. The ship building industry in Mandvi is more than 400 years old.
Places to Stay
There are good hotels and speciality lodging options in Mandvi. Some of them are the Rukmavati Guest House, the Vijay Vilas Heritage Resort, Hotel Sea View, Navkivan Nature Cure Centre and Radhe Motel.
The official language of Mandvi is Gujarati but Hindi is also spoken here.
It has often been said that Mandvi captures the true culture of Gujarat. The ten-day festival of Dussehra is celebrated here during the month of October. This region of Gujarat is popular for the difficult and colourful form of dance known as ‘dandiya,’ it is often performed at celebrations.
Places of Interest
There are several places that can be visited by tourist in Mandvi. Some of these places include the Vijay Vilas Palace (6 km from Mandvi beach), the Mazar-e-Noorani, the Swaminarayan Temple, the Rukmavati Bridge, the Topansar lake and the Kranti Trith (3 km from Mandvi.)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Bhuj. It is located about 64 km away from the town.
Mandvi is not connected by rail. The nearest railway station is at Bhuj (about 63 km from Mandvi.)
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Vadodara, Anand, Gandhinagar and Bhuj. Some of the best bus operators on these routes include Shree Sajanand Travels, Patel Tours and Travels, and the Swaminarayan Travels. Opt for online bus reservation through several bus booking sites like Ticketgoose.com from the confines of your home.