Madhavpur Beach – Gujarat
Madhavpur Beach is a scenic beach in Gujarat, near Junagadh. According to folklore, Lord Krishna married Rukmini in Madhavpur village. This beach is named after Madhav Raothe, who ruled this region at one time. There is an annual fair organised to celebrate Lord Krishna’s marriage. A temple dedicated to Lord Krishna (Madhavraiji) is also located in close proximity to this beach. It is located at a distance of 46.5 km (via NH51) from Chorwad Beach.
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Madhavpur Beach Map
How to Reach the Madhavpur Beach?
- By train:
The nearest railway station to this beach is located Veraval. The Veraval Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country such as Trivandrum, Rajkot, Jabalpur, Somnath etc.
- By road:
If you intend to travel by road to this beach then there are three major cities in Gujarat to pass through viz. Ahmedabad, and Rajkot.
a. How to reach Madhavpur Beach from Ahmedabad : The shortest route from Ahmedabad to Madhavpur Beach is via NH47 and the route map is depicted above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.
b. How to reach Madhavpur Beach from Rajkot : The fastest route from Rajkot to Madhavpur beach is via NH27 and NH151 and the route map is depicted above. Alternatively, click on the Google Maps link here to view on Google Maps.
- By air:
The nearest airport is located in Diu. The Diu Airport is well connected to major cities in the country.
Climate and the best time to visit Madhavpur Beach
The climate at this beach during the summer season which begins in March and ends in June is extremely hot with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 34 degree Celsius to a minimum of 28 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon season which begins in June and September is “heavy” and is also accompanied by thunderstorms and landslides. The winter season which begins in October and ends in January are extremely pleasant with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 28 degree Celsius and a minimum of 20 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to truly enjoy the picturesque beauty of this beach is from October to February.
Things to do and Places To Visit Around Madhavpur Beach
There are a number of things/activities to do found around this beach that is worth exploring. They are as follows
- Madhavpur Beach Fair:
This fair is essentially organized at this beach to celebrate the marriage of Lord Krishna and Rukmini that is supposed to have occurred in the Madhavpur Village. This fair helps display the rich culture heritage of Gujarat via exhibitions of art, architecture, sculpture.
2. Madhavraiji Temple:
The Madhavraiji Temple built during the 15th century is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Although the original temple was destroyed during the Mughal rule the remains of that structure still remains. Additionally, a new temple has been constructed exactly adjacent to the old temple.
Accommodation – Hotels, Resorts and Home Stays in and around Madhavpur Beach:
Click on the link here to check out the places to stay near Madhavpur beach, Gujrat on Google Maps.
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