India | Gujarat


Kathiawar peninsula, part of Gujarat, is situated in western India. It is surrounded by the Rann of Kutch on the north, the Gulf of Kutch on the northwest, the Arabian Sea on the west and south, the Gulf of Cambay on the southeast and east. The major cities are Jamnagar on the Gulf of Kutch, Bhavnagar on the Gulf of Cambay, Porbandar on the west coast, and Rajkot. In the south coast of Kathiawar is the Diu town. The south central portion of the peninsula is flanked with the Gir Hills. Gir National Park, famous for the Gir Lions, Velavadar National Park on the Gulf of Cambay and Marine National Park, on the Gulf of Kutch near Jamnagar are the important national parks. Major cultivations are cotton, wheat, and millet. Industries include stone quarries, cement and chemical industries.

The major railway stations in the peninsula are Jamnagar Railway Station, Rajkot Railway Station and Porbandar Railway Station. Bhavnagar Port is the chief sea port of Kathiawar. Major airports are Jamnagar Airport, Rajkot Airport and Porbandar Airport.

Updated on 17th July, 2018


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