Owing to its historical significance, Gandhidham is an important city in the Kutch region. Once upon a time, Gandhidham was the refugee centre for homeless people coming from Sindh after 1947 partition. Now, Gandhidham is a fast growing town with several manufacturing units in and around. The town of Gandhidham has a unique cosmopolitan population since the residents belong to different parts of India. Kandla Port, a major port on the west coast, is also a part of the Gandhidham region. Besides its commercial importance, the region is a famous pilgrimage centre for the people of Hindus and Jain community.
Some places that one can see on a trip to Gandhidham:
Poorneshwar Temple: Sacred to Lord Shiva, Poorneshwar is an ancient temple known for its unique architecture. Historians say that the temple was raised between 9th and 10th century.
Shiva Temple: Beautiful temple of Lord Shiva constructed in 10th century.
Best Time to Visit: August to December & January to April
How to Reach
By Railways: Ahmadabad railway station is the nearest railhead to Gandhidham
By Airways: The nearest airport to Gandhidham is the Kandla International Airport, which is 6 km away from the main city,.
By Roadways: Buses run by state government are the best way to reach Gandhidham. See below for the distance chart:
|Ahmedabad||5 hours 5 mins||290 km|
|Dwarka||6 hours 4 mins||358 km|
|Somnath||6 hours 38 mins||377 km|
|Jamnagar||3 hours 44 mins||214 km|
|Kutch||2 hours 24 mins||125 km|