Viharin.com- Shining bright

Shining bright

Mandvi beach is one of the finest and best kept secrets of Gujrat. It is a part of long 1666 kms of Gujrat coastline and is jewel in itself. Most tourist visit beach as soon as they reach Mandvi. Although, most of the beaches are free to enter , we stayed at Vijay Vilas heritage resort since it was secluded and very beautiful with white sands and had amazing views. The private beaches (which is a part of privately owned estate of Maharaos , Rulers of Kutch) are particularly mesmerizing due to glowing sunkissed white sand and breathtaking hues. Viewing the sunset at Mandvi beach was an experience in itself.

Viharin.com- Sunset at Mandvi beach

Sunset at Mandvi beach

I had only heard of private beaches before my soujourn to this beautiful beach in Mandvi, Gujrat. We stayed at Hotel Vijay Heritage Vilas in Mandvi , a sleepy coastal town of Gujrat. It boasted of a vast 5 kms of private beach. Well , after having visited many tourist beaches of Goa,Kerela,Mumbai and Mauritius I still was unaware of the Private beach concept.

Viharin.com- Setting Sun

Setting Sun

I planned to spend the evening at Mandvi Beach with my family. As the locks of the boundary were opened for our family , I realized this was indeed a private property with no trespassing. It was absolutely mesmerizing and as I entered the beach, we were the only one around. We played , ran up and down & collected sea shells. We looked up to the skies to catch a glimpse of Flamingos , who are a regular visitors to Mandvi. Our hotel attendant got chairs for us and we relaxed after some time.

Viharin.com- Divine hour of Sunset at Mandvi beach

Divine hour of Sunset at Mandvi beach

Then as the sun chose to set slowly kissing the seawaters , my moment of peace and eternity came. All of us were tired and sat together watching sunset. It was a delight indeed and one of the most memorable moments of my life. We enjoyed the view of vast coastline and had a great day.

As we drove back to our resort ( 5-7 mins drive ), Kids were exited to see Neelgai and Peacocks.

Viharin.com- Setting Sun as seen from Mandvi beach

Setting Sun as seen from Mandvi beach

I would recommend this place to all visiting Mandvi / Kutch , Gujrat.

Nidhi K.M

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Some more photographs

Viharin.com- Serenity at its best

Serenity at its best

Viharin.com- On the way to Mandvi private beach of Vijay Vilas Resort

On the way to Mandvi private beach of Vijay Vilas Resort

Viharin. com- Walk way to Mandvi Beach

Walk way to Mandvi Beach