Mandvi, on the coastline of Gujarat, is one of the finest
beaches in India. A part of Junagarh district, this
place is well connected with rail and road network to
other places in the region.
Ahmedpur Mandi is located in the western Indian
state of Gujarat at around 288 km from Ahmedabad. The
place is a part of Junagarh district lying between Latitude
21o 31’ in the North to Longitude 70o 36’
in the East.
The place can be visited round the year, but
winter is the best time to venture in this area. Ideal
months are October to March. Though the climate is never
harsh, it remains between 20 – 28o C making it
the best time to visit this are.
The beach is white and firm, ideal for walks,
and the water perfect for swimming. A variety of Water
sports options are on offer-water scooting, skiing,
surfing, para sailing, and speedboating.
Some of the cottage resorts provide private
beaches for the guests. Other facilities include air-conditioned
rooms, pleasant lawns, and palm grooves.
Across the bridge from Ahmedpur Mandvi, Diu
Island comes as a real, pleasant surprise. It lies just
a few minutes offshore from the mainland of Gujarat,
yet has retained the feel of an island in the Mediterranean.
Nothing can quite prepare one for the treasure-trove
of Portuguese colonial period architecture in downtown
Diu, the absolutely superb Baroque facades of churches
and public buildings, the bungalows of the Christian
quarter with their pastel shaded walls and truss roofs,
and even the havelis of the Zampa area, which are rather
European in design-trellised terraces and galleries,
classical columns, broad verandahs, porticoes-then Gujarati.
is a new beach resort developed by the Tourism Corporation
of Gujarat and the place is not far away from Ahmedpur
Accommodation is available in many seaside
resorts now dotting the coastline. Services are good
in most of the places and private beaches are available.
Air: The nearest airport is Keshod around 145 km, which is
connected to Mumbai with regular flights.
Rail: Delwada railway station is situated around 9 km from
Ahmedpur Mandvi and connected to the Ahmedabad-Veraval
Road: State transport buses and private luxury coaches connect
Ahmedpur Mandvi with various centers of Gujarat.