Gandhidham, in the state of Gujarat, is primarily a pilgrimage destination offering all the amenities of modern India while pilgrims can peacefully cover several religious destinations. The origin of this town is fairly recent
It came into existence shortly after partition when Mahatma Gandhi requested the then King of Kutch province, Vijayrajji Khengarji Jadeja, to allocate land for all those displaced refugees who were returning from newly formed Pakistan. Present in the North-Western part of Gujarat, this place has been home to many temples since its beginning, some even belonging to ancient times. Among the most visited ones are the Bhadreswar temple, the Purneshwar temple, and the Sun temple. The well-planned town is also known for the Kandla Port. Today Gandhidham is a rapidly progressing city of prominent townships and industries. The best season to visit this town is between August and April.The religiously diverse Gandhidham is home to several prominent Jain temples as well. Shri Chandra Prabh Labdhi Dham Teerth is one such sacred place. It is dedicated to Chandra Prabhuji Bhagavan, a Jain God. Located on national highway 8A as part of the Kutch district, visitors will also find a Bhojanshala (restaurant) and Dharamshala (boarding place) near the temple complex.Constructed between the 9th and the 10th centuries, Purneshwar Temple can be found near the towns of Bhuj and Gandhidham. This ancient temple is designed in a classic Hindu architectural style and is perched on a high platform. The temple’s design, images in the interior, and fine sculptures are the biggest attractions for most tourists.Visit the Kandla Port, one of the biggest and most developed seaports in the country, to combine a glimpse of trade activities with a scenic view of the western coast of India.Travelers flock to see the Sun Temple in Modhera village. Built in the 11th century, this massive stone temple reflects the Solanki architectural designs of western India. The beauty of this temple lies in intricate stone carvings of various mythological figures, birds, animals, and flowers.The bus transport system of Gandhidham is cheap and highly efficient, connecting the city with other prominent places like Ahmedabad, Dwarka, and Somnath.Take note of the local climate before planning your trip. The climate in Gandhidham can swing between bouts of extreme hot summers and severely chilly winters.Make sure you understand the rules and customs of Jain temples as they can differ significantly from traditional Hindu temples
Gandhidham is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Bhuj at a distance of 50kms.
Airports: Bhuj Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Gandhidham from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Gandhidham Bg