Pingleshwar Beach, Rapar Gadhvali, Kutch

The Gulf of Kutch is an arm of the Arabian Sea that lies between the Kutch Peninsula and the Kathiawar Peninsula. The Kutch Peninsula is the largest landmass in Gujarat that is home to numerous tribal and aboriginal communities eking out an existence since time immemorial. The region also has several strategic cities and towns, many of which share a border with the Arabian Sea.

The district or municipality of Kutch is one such place strewn with beaches which draws in tourists and travelers from throughout the world. Pingleshwar Beach which lies very close to Mandvi Kutch region attracts sightseers and vacationers like a magnet because of its natural beauty that has not yet been sullied by the exploitative nature of commercial tourism. The seashore doesn’t see too much footfalls from tourists as the spot has never been publicized with the same passion and fervor as most other sightseeing attractions in Gujarat.

The Pingleshwar Beach attracts tourists who want to get far away from the madding crowd. The wetlands in the background serve as a sanctuary for numerous species of exotic birds that migrate from colder regions. Of course, you can spot some rare species of local birds. You’ll also enjoy viewing the long line of windmills on the beach that convert wind energy into electricity which is supplied to the nearby places.

You’ll be able to make the most out of the water-sports facilities available on the shoreline like boating, surfing, and parasailing. Don’t miss to cover the other significant sightseeing attractions in the vicinity like the shipbuilding yard at Mundra, Koday, Bandhni Bazaar, Mata No Madh, Narayan Sarovan, Topansar Lake, Manvi, Chinkara Sanctuary, and the Koteshwar Temple.

History

For centuries it has remained an unexplored and among the secret beaches in the state of Gujarat. Even today it remains among the lessor developed and exploited beaches of them all. There have been a number of small hotels and resorts which have come lately. However, it still has been intentionally left at the natural state to preserve the beauty of this place.

Where is it located?

Pingleshwar Beach lies midway between the Bhuj city and Mandvi Kutch. The beach situated nearly 17kms from NH-8A can be conveniently accessed from several points along the freeway.

Ideal Visiting Time

The best time to visit Pingleshwar coast is from November through March when you could feel the cool breeze blowing through your hair and the tides are gentle.

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