Gandhidham was specially built to relocate sindhi migrants from Pakistan after the partition and has since flourished as a small scale industrial centre supplying Kandla’s industries with ancillaries.

What to see

Getting There

Air: Kandla is the nearest airport connected by private airlines with Mumbai.

Rail: Gandhidham is a railway station on the Western Railway directly connected with Mumbai and other towns in Gujarat.

Road: Gandhidham is connected by motorable roads with Ahmedabad 354 Km, Bhuj 54 Km, Jamnagar 265 Junagadh 276 Km, Mumbai 840 Km and Rajkot 178 Km.

General information

Temperature: Summer - Max: 40 Deg.C Min: 28 Deg.C Winter - Max: 28 Deg.C Min: 06 Deg.C Season: November to March. STD Code: 02832.

Excursions

  1. Kandla (14 Km): Largest port in Gujarat and the only free trade zone in the country. One of India’s six largest ports, Kandla has the most modern equipment and facilities and serves a vast hinterland.

  2. Anjar (33 Km): An important commercial centre, Anjar is the venue of many popular fairs, like the one commemorating Menkan Dada, a local saint and the Jesal and Toral fair near the shrine of Jesel and Toral. Anjar is also famous for it’s Ajrakh printing technique as well as metal ware specialities like carved nutcrackers, scissors and penknives.