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How To Reach Mandvi
At a distance of 64 km from Bhuj, Mandvi is a small town situated on the coast of the Arabian Sea in the Kutch district of Gujarat. It is one of the top tourist places in Gujarat famous amongst travelers. Being a small town, it doesn’t have a railway station or an airport so getting here directly is only possible through the roadway. Nevertheless, Mandvi is a beach destination and people come in thousands to visit this place. If you are planning a trip to Mandvi, read through the following details to know how to get here.
Mandvi doesn’t have a dedicated railway station either. If you plan to reach the city by train, the nearest railway station is Bhuj Railway Station which is 64 km away from Mandvi. The Bhuj Railway Station is major and ‘A’ Graderailway station of India Railways due to cleanliness and maintenance. It is managed by the Ahmedabad division of Western Indian Railways. It has 3 platforms and 9 trains originate and terminate at this station. From Mumbai, it is 850 km away and takes about 14-15 hours to get here. There are direct trains from Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, and other major cities. Once you get down at Bhuj Railway station, take a cab and reach your destination. For more information, you can visit the IRCTC website www.irctc.co.in.
Due to the unavailability of airports and railway stations, roadways serve the only direct connectivity to Mandvi from within Gujarat and outside of it. The roads, however, are extremely good and well-maintained. It is connected well by the several major cities of Gujarat like Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Junagadh, etc. You can get a direct bus to these destinations from Mandvi bus stand which is located in the city center. All types of buses are available at regular intervals including AC, non-Ac, sleeper, and deluxe. The bus service is provided by state transport and private service providers.
As already mentioned, Mandvi does not have its own airport. Therefore, you will have to take a flight till Bhuj as Rudra Mata Airport in Bhuj is the nearest airport to get here through the airway. The airport is 64 km away from Mandvi. Bhuj Airport has many domestic flights that connect Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, and other cities with Bhuj. This airport is operated by the Indian Air Force and Airports Authority of India. Once you get down here, take a cab till Mandvi and reach your destination. It takes about 1 hour and 30 mins to reach Mandvi from Bhuj Airport.
Getting around in Mandvi is quite easy and convenient. Being a small town it’s not heavily populated so there aren’t any traffic issues and the usual city’s hustle-bustle. The best and the easiest means of transportation in the city itself are buses and auto-rickshaws. A special rickshaw service, locally known as Tuk Tuk, is also available. If you want to have a more comfortable journey or travel on the outskirts of Mandvi, you can hire a private cab. They can be booked easily for INR 1000 for a day.