About the location: The Mandvi beach is a golden-brown sprawl of sand along the southern tip of Kutch district in Gujarat. It lies south of Bhuj, the main junction. The beach lies along the namesake town that was once a thriving port for India. The fort wall of the erstwhile trading hub still runs along the old part of town. The calm beach is a refreshing addition for travellers to the town. Evenings are particularly great with the sunset and the bustle of snack stalls and balloon sellers.
Brief History: Mandvi city was founded in 1580 by the Rao of Kutch, Khengarji. Being an integral port, the skill of the Gujarati sailors was valued by many at that time. Even Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who discovered the Europe-to-India sea route in 1497, was accompanied by a Gujarati sailor.
Dawn–dusk - The best time to visit is between November and February.
By Road Mandvi lies 58 km southwest of Bhuj.state and private buses service the city from all major parts of Gujarat.
By Train Bhuj is well-connected by train, The railway station lies on the western railways network
By Air Bhuj is well-connected by air, The Bhuj airport lies 4 km from the city and has ample domestic flights from major destinations in India.