Located in the Navsari district of Gujarat, Dandi rose to prominence during the independence movement of India. It was at this very place that Mahatma Gandhi began the civil disobedience movement to demonstrate that India was self-sufficient and did not need the British empire to rule. Based on this significance, Dandi has emerged into a tourist spot as well. The Dandi beach has become famous and is being currently maintained by the locals. Due to a strict no plastic rule, the beach is clean and one of the most environment-friendly in India. Book an affordable cab from Ahmedabad and make the most of this beautiful destination.
Overview and daily activities:
Dandi is a place known for mainly two reasons. One is the historical significance that it carries, and the other is for the serene clean beaches. If you are a history lover, you are going to absolutely enjoy Dandi. Be sure to visit the Dandi National Salt Satyagraha Museum – the museum is a tribute to the Dandi March carried out by Mahatma Gandhi from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi and depicts the various phases of the Dandi March. The museum is sure to leave you with a sense of reverence for our freedom fighters. Dandi is also dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and hence be sure to visit the Gandhi Kutir, the only museum in India completely dedicated to the different teachings of Gandhiji. It is also known as Gandhiji Museum and is an absolute treat for the history buff in you. While you are exploring a whole new side of India’s independence be sure to also pay homage to the statue of Gandhiji and take a mini walk down India’s history in its fight for independence. Once you have covered the museums it’s now time to check out the beautiful beaches of Dandi. With soft waves and blackish sand, this beach is said to be one of the cleanest beaches in India and has tons of eating and relaxation activities. You can either choose to take a boat ride or just a cool leisure walk down the coast. While here, be sure to try the local snacks that are made available to you by the vendors on the beach to get a feel of the local cuisine.
If you are looking to spend a few days in Dandi, then be sure to rent a cab as you can then travel to Surat and cover the famous areas there as well.
How to reach Dandi from Ahmedabad:
If you are looking for a weekend getaway, then there is no place like Dandi. You can either choose local government transport or even rent a safe and AC car in Ahmedabad to travel to Dandi. These cabs cover round trips in addition to one-way trips as well at very reasonable rates.
Distance and time taken:
The distance from Ahmedabad to Dandi is about 275 kilometres and the same can be covered in about four and a half hours.