Pipavav is located at latitude 20°54'N and longitude 71°30'E on the
coast of Gujarat, India. By road it is 2 hours (85 km) from
Amreli, 30 minutes (20 km) from
Rajula city, 2.5 hours
(130 km) from
Bhavnagar on the east and 1.5 hrs (89 km) from
Diu in the west.
Pipavav is the name of village which is used while naming the name of
Port Pipavav, the first private sector port in
The nearest town to
Rajula City which is 22 km away.
The name 'Pipavav' has two parts, the name Pipa originates from the
name of Saint Pipaji, who was a king from Rajasthan, left his kingdom
in search of the eternity along with his queen Sitadevi. Vav in
Gujarati refers to a well.
Pipavav village is still having a well
which was dug by Saint Pipaji. A temple of Radha and Krishna is in the
village, there is a saying that the idols were obtained during the
digging process of the well than.
Villagers mentions the importance of the place during the Mahabharata
time, wherein Krishna, with Rukmini while going to Dwarks, halted in
Pipavav. Preacher Moraribapu did a Ramkatha at
Pipavav to collect fund
for the development of
Adapted from the
Wikinfo article, "Pipavav"
Pipavav eyes Indian Navy contracts after FIPB nod"
Port Pipavav home page
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