Gandhidham is a town in Kutch district of Gujarat. It is a part of the twin city of Adipur and Gandhidham.
Gandhidham was a barren land in Kutch region. After the Independence of India in 1947, the Maharaja of Kutch, His Highness Maharao Shri Vijayrajji Khengarji Jadeja gave this land to Sindhu Resettlement Corporation for the rehabilitation of Sindhi Hindu refugees who were uprooted from Pakistan after partition. The main city is constructed according to the principles of Vastu-Shastra.
Gandhidham is located at the geographic coordinates of 23.0753° north latitude and 70.1337° east longitude. The average elevation of the city is 27 meters above sea level. Gandhidham has a hot and semi-arid climate. The average temperature of the region is 33.83o C. The average annual precipitation is just 375 mm. May is the hottest month.
Initially, the economy of Gandhidham was heavily dependent on shipping because Kandla Port is located close to it. Later several units dealing in food grain, seeds oil, timber, and salt etc. began to open up in the district. Today, Gandhidham is the most prosperous city of Kutch region. Large scale industries in the city include cement, chemical and metal.
Major tourist attractions in Gandhidham are Shri Chandra Prabh Labdhi Dham Teerth, Purneshwara Temple, Modhera, Bhardeshwara Temple, Patadia Hanuman Temple and Shiv Ashapurab.
Major localities in the city are Adipur, Sector 2, Tagore Road, Lilasha Nagar, Gandhi Markert, Gurukul Road, Adinath Road and Bapu Marg.
You can easily get regular trains from Gandhidham railway station to other major cities of the country. There are regular buses from Gandhidham bus depot to neighboring cities. The nearest airport to the city is Rudra Mata Airport, Bhuj which is 52 km away.
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