Morbi is a small industrialized city in Gujarat. Rajkot (62 km) is its closest neighbour. Once a princely state under British Raj, it was ruled by the Jadeja family till India’s independence in 1947. Much of the town’s heritage and architecture can be attributed to one man, Sir Lakhdiraji Waghji. Almost all of India’s sanitary wares, ceramic floor and wall tiles, CFL and wall clocks are manufactured in Morbi.
Places to Stay
Morbi has a number of good budget hotels. Some of them are: Mahesh Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Gurukrupa and Rest House (Tariff – Rs. 500), and Cream Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official languages of Morbi are Gujarati and Hindi. One can also hear English phrases being spoken by travel agents and guide for basic communication.
Navratri, Dussehra, and Diwali are celebrated with great fervour in Morbi.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Morbi such as Mani Mandir, Wellington Secretariat, Suspension Bridge, Art Deco Palace, and Lukhdirji Engineering College. The Darbargarh Palace of the Morbi rulers, now a heritage hotel, is another noteworthy place to visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Morbi is in Rajkot, which is 62 km away.
Morbi has a station in Wankaner Taluka, from which trains to most places in Gujarat and India can be boarded.
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Bagodra, and Limbdi. The best bus operator that offers good experience for passengers is Patel Tours and Travels. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.