Hotel in Kandla near Kandla Airport
The ideal choice for travelers seeking a convenient hotel in Kandla, the Radisson is located just 10km from Kandla Port and 3km from Kandla Airport in the industrial city of Gandhidham. The hotel is also convenient to a number of religious, cultural and historic attractions, including Khavada, Bhardeshwar Temple and Purneshwar Temple.Nearby attractions include:
Soon after Pakistan's separation from India in 1947, a large group of refugees from Sindh in Pakistan came to India. Maharaja of Kutch His Highness Maharao Shri Vijayrajji Khengarji Jadejam on advice of Gandhiji, gave 15,000 acres (61 km2) of land to Bhai Pratab, who founded the Sindhu Resettlement Corporation to rehabilitate Sindhi Hindus uprooted from their motherland. The foundation stone of the town was laid with the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi, so the town was named Gandhidham.
- Gandhi Samadhi
Second Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi lies in Adipur (Gandhidham). Sacred ashes of Mahatma Gandhi were immersed in Kandla creek by Achrya kripalani and Bhai Pratap Dayal Das on 12th February 1948. This structure of Samadhi encompassing sacred remains of Mahatma Gandhi was built in 1954.
This old, walled city is the most important town in Kutch and serves as district headquarters. Bhuj is a maze of old bazaars, countless cloth stalls and narrow streets that still retain their medieval flavour. Bhuj is distinguished by its brightly decorated Hindu temples, beautiful palaces and intricately carved wooden pavilions. It is a paradise for handicraft lovers. The houses here are decorated both inside and outside, with linear reliefs made from mud and mirrors. Bhuj is famous for embroidery, and the oldest museum in Gujarat is situated in Bhuj.
- Banni Grasslands
The Banni Grasslands form a belt of arid grassland ecosystem on the outer southern edge of the desert of the marshy salt flats of Rann of Kutch. Spread across an area of 3,847 square kilometers, the grasslands are known for rich wildlife and biodiversity and are currently legally protected under the status as a Protected or Reserve Forest in India. Wildlife Institute of India (WII) has identified this grassland reserve as one of the last remaining habitats of the Cheetah in India, and a possible reintroduction site for the species.
- Rann of Kutch
The Great Rann of Kutch, along with the Little Rann of Kutch and the Banni grasslands on its southern edge, is situated in the district of Kutch and comprises some 30,000 square kilometres (10,000 square miles) between the Gulf of Kutch and the mouth of the Indus River in southern Pakistan.
- Rann Utsav (Kutch Carnival)
Every December, Kutch is at its colourful and exotic best during the Rann Utsav (Kutch Carnival). This annually organized festival offers an opportunity for visitors to attend a folk dance and desert festival, a camel safari, live in tents, musical moments, live artisans at work, direct shopping from craftspeople and village co-operatives and great historical places like Zinzuwada Fort and Lakhpat Fort.