(Last Updated on : 19/01/2010)
Mandvi is situated on the sea shore 60 kms to the south of Bhuj. It was established by Rao Khengarji in 1585. Earlier it was a famous harbour. It was connected with South Africa, Zanzibar, Arabia, Malaysia, China and Japan; Navigators of Mandvi were famous all over the world. Mandvi traders have been very popular in and around India.
Mandvi Port is a site to see which is developed by Maharao Shree
Khengarji-I in 1580 A.D. The kings of Kutch called the commercial people for development of Mandvi. According to Millburn (a writer), Mandvi is one of the great port of Kutch. There is a large amount of ships in Mandvi. Mandvi Port has its individual history. This port is not in much progress now but many boats and ships are made here nowadays. Today, Mandvi is known for its port and sea. Mandvi is also has a famous for its ship building yards and for its blue water serene bleaches.8 kms from Mandvi is the eye-catching summer place built in the perfect Rajasthani architect by Maharao Vijayrajji in 1929.
The other places of interest are the Ravalpir beach and the Asharmata temple which has soft sand blue water seashore. Mandvi is famous for its tie-dye, silver work and for its stunning architecture. With a population if 36,636, Mandvi has the friendliest people residing here.
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