Khavda

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Khavda
village
Khavda is located in Gujarat
Khavda
Khavda
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 23°51′N 69°43′E / 23.85°N 69.72°E / 23.85; 69.72Coordinates: 23°51′N 69°43′E / 23.85°N 69.72°E / 23.85; 69.72
Country  India
State Gujarat
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Khavda is a village in Bhuj Taluka of Kutch district of Gujarat, India. It lies on the west side of Pachham Island in Greater Rann of Kutch.

History[edit]

It belonged to the Raos of Cutch State and came into their possession under rather curious circumstances. On the birth of prince Desal I (1718-1741)' the Sammas of Pachham, anxious to show their loyalty, offered the Rao as much land as a cart coming from Bhuj could pass over in one day. The Sammas would seem to have miscalculated the distance, as the cart passed through Sandhara, Andhau, Khari, Dhaluara, Godpar, Ludia and Khavda, and it was only by bribing 1 the driver to stop that any of their island was left.[1]

Geography[edit]

Khavda is located at 23°51′N 69°43′E / 23.85°N 69.72°E / 23.85; 69.72.[2] It has an average elevation of 1 metres (3 feet).

In popular culture[edit]

This village was used in the film 2 Guns in the scene where they blow up the car filled with money.[citation needed][dubious ]

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