Mandvi (Surat)

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Premshankar Bhatt
Mandvi

માંડવી
town
Nickname(s): 
mandapipur
Mandvi is located in Gujarat
Mandvi
Mandvi
Location in Gujarat, India
Mandvi is located in India
Mandvi
Mandvi
Mandvi (India)
Coordinates: 21°09′N 73°11′E / 21.15°N 73.18°E / 21.15; 73.18Coordinates: 21°09′N 73°11′E / 21.15°N 73.18°E / 21.15; 73.18
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictSurat
Government
 • BodyNagarPalika
Population
 (2001)
 • Total17,453
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
394160
Vehicle registrationGJ 19
Sex ratio968 /
Websitegujaratindia.com

Mandvi is a town located in the Mandvi tehsil of Surat District, Gujarat state, India and lies on the banks of the Tapti River. It is around 61 kilometres (38 mi) east of Surat.

Mandvi is situated at an altitude of 50 meters and 113 km (Arial distance) from sea coast. The town is connected to surrounding towns by Roads. There are three State highways passing through the city. The average annual rain fall for the area is 67 inches.

Mandvi an ancient town was once a State of King Bhil with its capital at Pipalwada. Mandvi was predominantly tribal area. After independence, Mandvi became an integral part of old Bombay State. When Bombay State was bifurcated, this area came under newly formed Gujarat. Town Mandvi is well known for the art of Carpentry, Blacksmith work and handloom based village industry. In Mandvi Residential land use pattern is predominated in the inner part of city. Commercial land use is broadly mixed type and it has mainly retails shop and general groceries stores. The town can be divided in two parts. Left side part can be considered developing area and right side part is undeveloped when we do a relative study with the local development scene. On other part of the town area slum area, agriculture land, waste land and hilly area are present.

Premshankar Bhatt[edit]

Premshankar Bhatt a prominent social worker, freedom fighter was the son of Mandvi who contributed in educating tribal kids of the southern tribal belt and started NGO in name of 'Dakshin Gujarat Adivasi Sevamandal'. Today his statue stands in the Mandvi Garden and you can see that while entering main town of Mandvi.

There are Two Prime schools, One is The Mandvi Highschool Mandvi and another is Shri V f Highschool Mandvi. There are several Colleges in Mandvi Town: Babubhai B. Avichal Arts and Commerce College, Mandvi, Priyadarshini College of Fine Arts, Mandvi, as well as recently opened BBA and MBA Colleges. Mandvi is an Educational hub for near by villages. Priyadarshini College of fine Arts Mandvi is a unique Govt. of Gujarat 100% Grant in Aid college. In art line the no.1 college in Gujarat, lots of tribe children come for learn the art and become a professional artist.

Nearby Adivasi Ashrams[edit]

Nearby Mandvi town there is a prominent Adivasi Ashramshalla run by Dakshin Gujarat Adivasi Sevamandal formed then by Shri Premshankar Bhattt a prominent freedom fighter, strong gandhian follower, known as gandhi of dang due to his dedication to social work and honesty. His daughter Urmillaben Bhatt was known as white nun a mother Teresa of the region because of her selfless dedication in bringing education awareness in adivasi tribal kids.

Nearby Markets and urban societies[edit]

In Mandvi , there are 2 markets navi market and juni market . further more there are societies near a bus station such as dahya park society and p.n. park society which are most desirable in Mandvi.

Politics in Mandvi[edit]

BJP & Congress are the major political parties in this area.

Cinema Theaters in Mandvi[edit]

Nandan multiplex Theater

Petrol Pumps in Mandvi[edit]

Essar Petrol Pump

Dc Shah Petrol Pump

Mandvi Petrol pump

HP PETROL PUMP - MAA SHAKTI PETROLEUM

HOW TO REACH Mandvi[edit]

By Air

There is no airport near to Mandvi. How ever Surat airport is major airport 56 KM near to Mandvi.

By Rail

There is no railway station near to Mandvi. How ever Surat Rail Way Station is major railway station 56 KM near to Mandvi.

By Bus

There is big bus station in Mandvi . which is only way to connect surrounded local and national places .

Nearby tourist places[edit]

  • Broken bridge (Bhangelo pul)
  • Kevadi (echo tourism center ) – Kevdi is a well-stocked forest ecotourism site situated on the route connecting Jambughoda Sanctuary and Ratanmahal Sanctuary. It has a wonderful location as it is situated at the bank of a river. It comes under the Chhota Udepur forest division. It is located 14 km from the Kanjeta Eco Campsite. The site is rich in biodiversity. Sloth bear, panther, hyena, giant flying squirrel are often sighted at the site. The nearby tribal communities depend heavily on forests and forestry activities. It is developed as an eco-tourism site due to the feel that it provides of rich forests and biodiversity. The main attraction of the campsite is the flying squirrel which can be spotted in the evening and the sloth bears.
Facilities:
Orientation Centre
Tented accommodations only with separate bathing & toilet facilities
Separate kitchen & dining places
Amphitheatre
  • Tapi garden
  • Dutt mandir (known for secret story of queen)
  • Rameshwar (on the bank of Tapti River 4 km east from Mandvi)

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