Ratdi is a small village in the Porbandar district of Gujarat. It is a part of the Rajkot region and is close to the coastline of the Arabian Sea. It is also close to Porbandar which is known to be the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi. Due to its close proximity to the sea, it experiences extremely humid conditions throughout the year.
Places to Stay
As Ratdi does not have any big hotels, the best place to find accommodation is in Porbandar (19 km.) Hotels like Hotel Kaveri International (Tariff - Rs. 1360), Hotel Harmony (Tariff -Rs. 2120), Hotel Pride (Tariff -Rs. 1200) and Hotel Moon Palace (Tariff -Rs. 1900) provide tourists with accommodation.
The official language that is spoken in Ratdi is Gujarati. Other commonly spoken languages include Hindi and Kachchhi.
Navratri is the most popular festival in this region. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Gandhi Jayanti (the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi) is also celebrated here. Other popular festivals include Holi, Diwali and Dusshera.
Places of Interest
Popular tourist attractions near Ratdi are the Nehru Planetarium, the Kamla Nehru Park, the Satyanarayam temple, Rana Bapu’s Mahal and the Huzoor Palace.
How to Get There
The airport closest to Ratdi is the Porbandar airport (22km.)
Ratdi does not have its own railway station and Porbandar railway station (19km) has the closest railway junction.
Ratdi has several buses travelling to and from it. Operators such as Patel Tours & Travels provide their services here. Their buses also ply to Gandhidham, Ahmedabad, Anjar, Adipur and Rajkot. If you book a bus ticket online you can get rid of the trouble of standing in queues