Madhavpur Beach

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Hub(s) : Junagadh

General

A scenic town, Madhavpur is situated on a sandy coastile and is endowed with coconut trees and fertile agriculture land.It hosts the beautiful Madhavraiji Haveli Temple in addition to the Rukmini no choro,which marks the place where celebrated with an annual fair held by the Mer community.Nearby are the ruins of a shiva temple,probably from the 12th c.The beach is not safe for swimming, but perfect for taking in the sea breeze.

South of town,a signed road leads to an shram whose resident enlightened guru gives daily talks on the philosophy of Osho and Gurdjieff.It is a peaceful place with spaces to meditate.You can also help tend to the Aran trees in the surrounding wilderness.

How to get there

By road: Junagadh is 327 km from Ahmedabad, 102 km from Rajkot, and 113 km from Porbandar, and is accessible by ST bus from each of these places, as well as from other cities in Gujarat by way of Veraval and Rajkot. Bus is recommended as the best way to get to Junagadh.

By rail: Two express trains run on the Ahmedabad-Veraval line, one at night (with a rather inconvenient schedule) and one by day.  Ahmedabad is 7.5 hours away by train.  Junagadh is also on the Rajkot-Veraval line, with Rajkot 2.5 hours away, and Veraval 2 hours.