Mandvi – Gujarat
Mandvi, 60km southwest of Bhuj on the Arabian Sea, has some decent beaches. Not many travelers come here. Mandvi was an important port in the 18th century, so there are some old mansions decorated with carvings and paintings.
Vijay Vilas Palace, 7km west of town, was the summer retreat of the Maharao of Kutch in the 1940s. It has antique furniture made in Europe and elaborate rooms. There are good views from the roof porch. It is not so well-maintained. Open daily 8 am to 1 pm and 2 to 6 pm.
Kutch Cardyka Hospital (20558) has good facilities.
There are buses to Bhuj (1½ hr) every hour.