If you are bored of the conventional, then Kandla is just the place for you. It is the largest port located on the north-western coast of India, in the Kutch district of Gujarat. Gandhidham, a few kilometres from Kandala is the base town nearby. Kandla has emerged to be one the most vibrant, world class and multi-cargo ports in India. Being the second largest port of India, this port has 11 jetties for dry cargo and 6 jetties for liquid cargo.
The sight of the mammoth sized hydraulic cranes digging in the ship and coming out with containers, whose average weight exceeds million of tonnes, reminds you of a pelican diving in for its prey. Before you get all excited to visit the port, make sure you get all the appropriate permissions. And if odds be in your favour, you might get a chance to sneak into a ship as well. So, go ahead and plan a visit to Kandla and be a narrator of the unsung journey of cargo that travelled half the world to meet you.
Best time to visit Kandla Port is from February to August and October