Mandvi a finest beach of Gujarat traveler visiting Mandvi has many things to see in Mandvi now Mandvi has become very popular tourist destination of Kutch / Gujarat. Main Attractions are Villas Palace Mandvi and Mandvi Beaches. 01 night stay with Rann utsav will be great idea.
Vijay Vilas Palace
The palace was built during reign of Maharao Shri Khengarji III as summer resort for his son & successor, the Yuvraj Shri Vijayaraji and is therefore, named after him as Vijaya Vilas Palace. The construction of palace started in year in 1920 and was completed in year 1929. The palace is built with red sandstone. It has all the elements of Rajput architecture and draws largely on the plan of palaces of Orchha and Datia. The central high dome on the pillars, the Bengal domes on the sides, the windows with colored glass, carved stone 'jalis', domed bastions at the corners, extended porch and other exquisitely stone-carved elements, make the palace worth visiting. The palace is set in the middle of well-laid gardens with water channels and marble fountains. The carved stone works of Jalis, Jharokas, Chhatris, Chhajas, murals and many other artistic stone carvings, colored glass work on windows and door panels all have been done by the architect and craftsman from places like Jaipur, Rajasthan, Bengal and Saurashtra, and local Kutchi artisan community, the Mistris of Kutch. The mixture and mingling of architect and style of different regions of India, as such, can be distinctly seen in design & architect of the Vijaya Vilas Palace. The balcony at the top affords a superb view of the surrounding area. The tiny intricate windows gives one feeling to be out in open, through which cool sea wind passes out.
Vijay Villas Palace, Mandvi
11:00 am - 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open on: Every Day
Rs. 50/- Vehicle entry
Rs. 50/- Photography
Mandvi Beach is one of the finest deluxe camps situated along the 1666 km long Gujarat coastline. An oasis for the thirsty tourist, Mandvi beach is a very peaceful and serene place. It is located on the banks of the Rukmavati river and is 1 km away from the Arabian Sea at the Gulf of Kutch. As this beach is just near to the Kashi – Vishvanath Temple, this beach is sometimes also known as Kashi – Vishvanath Beach.
The sun-kissed sands and cold and breezy waters make Mandvi Beach a great destination for the honeymooners, family celebrations, etc. Enjoy an idyllic beach getaway, watching the windmills and birds, take a short camel ride along the beach or simply walk along the soft sand enjoying the foot massage with cool sea water.
This place is also well-known for its crafts and heritage and a full day excursion trip in this town offers enroute numerous old buildings of princely times, chronological palaces and ancient temples.
Ship Building Industry
On the banks of the Rukmavati River, just south of the bridge, you can visit the still-active shipbuilding yard. Craftsmen still assemble ships out of wood, for local or international clients, and you can feel free to watch them work. If you have never seen handmade boats being built, it will make you truly appreciate craftsmanship--the process is long and elaborate and shoddy workmanship means risking sailors' lives.
Boards must be painstakingly crafted, planed and fitted by hand, for a watertight fit along the long curves of the hull line. You will likely encounter legions of craftsmen working hard amidst giant piles of sawdust. Also, because of the shipbuilding industry, there is a heavy timber trade in Mandvi.
Shipbuilding works going on in Old city of Mandvi Near Old Port.
Sunrise to sunset
Open on: Every Day
Depends of the owner of Ship
72 JINALAYA – A GREAT JAIN PILGRIMAGE
Mandvi is also famous for 72 Jinalaya (72 Jain Temples) which is located 11 km from Mandvi near the Koday village. This 72 Jinalaya is a Jain Pilgrimage and home to 72 Deris of Lord Mahavir. This beautiful temples are located at Mundra-Mandvi road and spread across appx. 80 acres. Locally it is known as “Bauter Jinalay”. It is also known as “Adishwar Bauter Jinalay Mahatirth”
72 Jinalaya, Gunnagar, Talwana Village, Mandvi Taluka, Kutch, Gujarat 370460
Sunrise to Sunset
Closed on: NA
The Shyamji Krishna Varma Memorial
The Shyamji Krishna Varma Memorial provides a glimpse of his life and his contribution during the freedom struggle of India which will continue to inspire the present and future generations.
He was one of the foremost freedom fighters in the history of the freedom movement of India with high sense of patriotism and selfless service for the nation. He had organized a revolutionary center in “India House” at London and propagated the cause of India’s independence through his writings in his publication journal called “The Indian Sociologist” Shyamaji Krishna Varma was born October 4th, 1857 in Mandvi, a province in Kutch, Gujarat. Had his Primary education in the village school at Mandvi and thereafter completed Secondary education in Bhuj near Mandvi from 1870 to 1873. Secured admission in Wilson High School, Mumbai where he learnt Sanskrit in 1873.".
10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and on
Sat/Sun 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M