Okha port is one of the busiest ports in Gujarat and it is an all weather port with direct berthing facilities. Okha port imports mainly lignite from the Indonesia for the thermal power stations of Gujarat and TATA soda ash plant.
Hindustan Motors established its first plant in Okha, Tata Chemicals Ltd plant is situated 11 Km from Okha plant at Mitharan and is a worth visiting place for Industrial Tour.
Located at the mouth of the Gulf of Kutch at the North-West corner of the Saurashtra, the coastal town of Okha is famous for a long sea beach providing great alternative to vacationers who are tired of crowded destinations. Gifted with stunning natural beauty as well as salubrious and bracing climate, the place is a major seaport of India for trade activities.
What makes it a travel destination of top order is its proximity to the sacred places of Dwarka and Bet Dwarka which are 32 and 5 km away from here. You can enjoy leisurely walks, boating excursion and fishing at this evocative place in Gujarat.
Sights to See
Dwarka and Beyt, just across the harbour waters and approached by ferry from Okha, are sacred places of Hindu pilgrimage. The climate of Okha is salubrious and bracing. In summer it is particularly pleasant because of the cooling sea breezes. The place has a fine long sea beach having facilities for boating excursion and fishing and is a suitable place for people who wish to have a quiet retreat near the nature.
How would you like to travel?
Okha is :
- 32 km from Dwarka
- 168 km from Jamnagar
- 332 Km from Junagadh
- 929 Km from Mumbai
- 150 Km from Porbander
- Tata Chemicals Ltd.
- Hindustan Motors Ltd.
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Dwarka (32 km)
One of the holiest places for the Hindus, Dwarka was once the capital of Lord Krishna’s kingdom. A land of myth and legends, coveted since antiquity for its spirituality, Dwarka has been attracted great saints and pilgrims including Adi Shankaracharya, Narsinh Mehta, Mirabai, Kabir and Nanak. The place is home to numerous temples, the highlight being the Dwarkadhish Temple with its stunning architecture.
Bet Dwarka (5 km)
The Shankhoddar Island known as Bet Dwarka is supposed to be the place where Lord Krishna and his family lived. There are regular ferry services from Okha Port to Bet Dwarka. The temple of Ranchhodrai stands on the island, as does the Matsyavatar Temple.
Apart from being famous for its tie-and-dye work on fabrics, silk and gold embroidery, Jamnagar is home to an Ayurvedic University to impart training in the traditional Indian system of medicine.
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