Mithapur is a small census town in Gujarat and comes under the Jamnagar district. The cities closest to Mithapur are Ahmedabad (66 km) and Nadiad (74 km). Mithapur used to be dilapidated and desolate before the Tatas took over from Okha Salt Works and developed the entire region. It is privately owned by the Tatas. It was once a site for thriving ancient civilizations.
Places to Stay
There are no hotels in Mithapur. However, Dwarka offers a number of options, such as: Hotel Raj Palace (Tariff – Rs. 842), Hotel Nand Nandan (Tariff – Rs. 1466), and Hotel Guruprerna (Tariff – Rs. 1526).
The official language of Mithapur is Gujarati. Hindi and English are also spoken here.
The important festivals celebrated here are Navratri, Dandiya Raas being the main attraction, Krishna Janmasthami, and Diwali.
Places of Interest
Mithapur, a self-sustaining township, has a number of villages under its jurisdiction. Places of interest here are the Tata Chemical Plant, and the Seashore beach, famous for its cleanliness and pristine blue water. Also visit Dwarka (27 km), believed to be Lord Krishna’s birthplace, it has temples, shrines and gardens dedicated to him.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Mithapur is in Ahmedabad at about a distance of 66 km from Mithapur and is easily accessible by road.
Mithapur has its own railway station connecting it to nearby towns and cities such as Dwarka, Ahmedabad, and Surat.
There are daily bus services to Ahmedabad, Adipur, Rajkot and other places in Gujarat. The best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers are Paavan Travels, Royal Express and Bonny Travels. Avail your bus ticket through online bus booking site and get a discount on your ticket.
A well structured city, Gandhidham falls under the Kachchh District of Gujarat. Well-connected to Kandla and the National Highways, Gandhidham was formed in the 1950s after of the partition of India, to help resettle the refugees from Sindh. A fast developing city in Gujarat state, Gandhidham is connected by road and rail to the rest of India. Transport Nagar, on the suburbs of the city is the hub for all major transport activity in Gandhidham.
Places to Stay
Places like Hotel Aarti International (Tariff-Rs.1,499) and Hotel Shiv Nautica (Tariff-Rs.2,285) offer affordable accommodation from Rs.1500 onwards.
The main festivals in Gandhidham are Deepavali, Navaratri, Ramnavami and Holi.
Gujarati is the official language here. Hindi is also spoken here.
Places to Visit
The city has a Gandhi Samadhi, where last remains of Mahatma Gandhi are kept. The Bhadreswar temple and Modhera built in the 11th century is well-known, The Shiva temple in Kera and the Purneshwar temple constructed in the 10th century is a major tourist attraction neraby.
How to Get There
Gandhidham also has its own airport called Kandla Airport or Galphadar Airport which is located six kilometers north of Gandhidham
The Gandhidham Railway Station runs regular trains that connect the city to the rest of the country.
Well-connected by road, the Gandhidham Bus Terminus has many buses services that connect the city to places across the state. Private bus operators like Patel Tours & Travels, Royal Express and H K Travels run regular bus services to and from the city. If you are planning a vacation, book bus online and remain tension free.