A village situated in Abdasa district of Kutch, in Gujarat, Thumdi is 93 km from Bhuj and 450 km from its capital city, Gandhinagar. It is surrounded by Bhuj, Lakhpat, Nakhatrana, and Mandvi. Nearest cities are Bhuj, Mithapur, and Dwarka. Due to its close proximity to the Arabian Sea, this area is very humid. Thumdi is known for its agricultural lands which are very fertile.
Places to Stay
There are affordable hotels located in Kutch (176 km) from Thumdi. They are Hotel Kutch Inn near the bus stand (Tariff – Rs.800), Swati Hotel in Gayatri Complex near Adani Port Road (Tariff – Rs.700), and The Hotel Surbhi in Shraddha Complex near Adani Port Road (Tariff – Rs.900).
The languages spoken in Thumdi are Gujarati, Sindhi, and Hindi.
The famous festival held here is Rann Utsav, which usually is a two-month-long event, from December to February and held in various locations within Kutch. Other festivals are the Kite Festival held on January 14th, Navratri celebrated in September-October, and Janmashtami held in August.
Places of Interest
There are many places of interest around Thumdi; they are in Naliya located 34 km from Thumdi. The Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary is located in this area as well as the Bhagawan Shantinath and Astapada Temples.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Thumdi is at Rudra Mata (90 km).
Thumdi is connected through a railway station situated at Bhuj (91 km).
The area of Thumdi is well connected to other nearby cities through a network of bus routes by state-run and private bus operators. H.K. Travels and Neeta Travels are two such operators that run on this route. Ticketgoose.com has several operators on its site that enables bus booking in India.