Bhuj Tourism

Bhuj Tourism

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  • State: Gujarat
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Bhuj is a city situated in the Kachchh district of Gujarat. It is a municipality town as well as the district headquarters of Kachchh. The city is famous for its Hindu temples, palaces and wooden pavilions. The houses of Bhuj are decorated with mud and mirrors on both the interiors and exteriors.

Bhuj is also home to the oldest museum of Gujarat. It is also distinguished for its handicraft and embroidery. The bandhani and batik textiles along with silk embroidery on leather are the specialities of the place. It is also known for its enamel work done on gold and silver jewellery, seashell toys, lacquered wood and metal bells.

The name of the city is derived from the name of the Bhujia Fortress, which is present at a nearby hill and provides a complete view of the city. The history of Bhuj belongs to the period of Naga Chieftain. Its history has experienced the social upcoming of the Indus Valley Civilization along with the exile period of Pandavas and political invasion of Alexander the Great.

A local ruler Maharoa Hamir founded this city in 1510. It was declared the capital in 1549 during the rule of Rao Khengarji I. During the British rule, the city was an independent part of the Princely States and after independence, it became a part of India.

The Kachchh Festival held in Bhuj depicts the cultural heritage of the city and is a major tourist attraction. The festival is celebrated from 29th February to 5th March every year. This festival is held during Shivaratri in honour of Lord Shiva. It includes a display of lyrical ballads to the accompaniment of full-throated music with songs of the desert.

The land of Bhuj also has many historic monuments and structures like the Aina Mahal, Kachchh Museum, Bhartiya Sanskruti Darshan, Prag Mahal, Kakkad Bhit Yaksha, and Swaminarayan Temple.

The Aina Mahal is the hall of mirrors and was built in the 18th century. The wall of this mahal is made of white marble, which are decorated with mirrors and gilded ornaments and the whole area is surrounded by a series of fountains. The Kachchh Museum, initially called the Fergusson Museum after Sir James Fergusson, its founder, is the oldest museum of Gujarat and was established in 1877.

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Bhuj Traveller Reviews

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Rajarshi kumar Yadav
  • Rajarshi kumar Yadav
  • Lives in Kanpur
  • 1 Review

"The best city" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Bhuj is one of the best city in india for its natural atmosphere and peace. It having awesome weather at evening and panipuri was very delicious nearby, places for sightseeing is Mandvi which is around 50 km from bhuj and is a awesome beach.
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D.r. Solanki
  • D.r. Solanki
  • Cityslicker
  • 13 Reviews

"Wonderful city in Gujarat"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Jul 1, 2014
This small and quiet town in Kutch calls for a relaxed vacation amidst ancient temples, wildlife sanctuaries and lofty hills. Bhuj is known for its grand temples, an interesting mix of flora and fauna, serene ambiance, beautiful lakes and hills and exquisite monuments. You will enjoy visiting the Kutch Desert Sanctuary, the Swami Narayan Sampradey Temple, Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary and Hamirsar. The Prag Mahal, with its unique architecture, is a major draw for tourists.
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Sanjay  Mohapatra
  • Sanjay Mohapatra
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"As bhuj destination its quite..."

  • Posted Jun 24, 2013
As bhuj destination its quite superb for time spent. From bhuj you may visit Manvi beach & Sismahal also. You may visit the King palace wich is near by Bhuj. Overall its very enjoyble destination for visitors on September to March.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: So many Restaurants near by Bhuj city where you can enjoy Gujrati Thali.

Activities & things to do: Enjoy The Mandvi beach.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Ahmedabad Its approx 10 hrs journey. you can travel by either train or bus.
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Vineeth  Nair
  • Vineeth Nair
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Rannutsavv 2012"

  • Posted Apr 3, 2013
Was not to the expected mark. Would not like to go again and visit Bhuj. Nothing special in terms of Sight seeing.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is average. Favourite restaurant Noorani in Bhuj Market. Shopping is too costly.

Activities & things to do: just eat roam around and enjoy.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: It is best to reach by train and then book a cab accordingly.
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Gora Koley
  • Gora Koley
  • Heritage seeker
  • 3 Reviews

"Visit to white desert"

  • Posted Feb 20, 2013
From Bhuj you can go many places such as Great Runn of Kutch ( White desert), Lakhpat, Sir Crrek, Koteshwar (Last most western point of India), Mandavi sea beach and Bhuj King Palace. Good place to stay and enjoy for 3 days

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is mostly vegetarian. But you can get non veg food in selected hotels in Bhuj. No alcohol in Gujarat including Bhuj.

Activities & things to do: You can also go to Narayan Sarovar and Ashapurna Devi mandir while going to Lakhpat.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: To reach Bhuj from Mumbai there is Mumbai- Bhuj flight. You can come from Mumbai to Bhuj via train also. For Delhi or people from north or east, best way to come to Ahmedabad and then go via rail or road. It is better to go during winter. Summer is quite hot.
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Sarmistha  Som
  • Sarmistha Som
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews

"Beautiful Bhuj"

  • Posted Feb 9, 2013
The seat of Indian handicrafts and textiles, prints and wonderful, charming, friendly people add to the charm of the place. It is difficult to believe that Bhuj suffered from a devastating earthquake not so long ago. The town has many hotels to fit every budget. It is a quaint little town within motor-able distance from many destinations.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The yummy Gujrati thaali.

Activities & things to do: Visiting the villages around for wonderful handicrafts and textiles

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Visit only in winters because the temperatures can be very very high
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Mihir Shah
  • Mihir Shah
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Splendid place to explore Kutchh"

  • Posted Jan 24, 2013
It was one of the best vacations I had as we got the comforts of Urban stay while in Bhuj but at the same time explored whole of Kutchh including Dholavira.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: A little problem as far as food is concerned. I would advise to carry good stock of your favorite food. Best restaurant is Sham-E-Sarhad which serves country type food and have local decor.

Activities & things to do: Going to the Ranotsav camp is a must along with Kalo Dungar, White Desert and Border.
Sight seeing in Bhuj may be a bit boring but still not worth omitting.
Whole of Kutchh is very good shopping destination for handicraft lovers.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: In-spite of being very remote one should not miss visit to Dholaveera.
While going from Ahmedabad you can first visit Dholaveera and reach Bhuj by night if you have started as early as 5.00 in the morning.
You might happen to watch big colonies of Flamingos on the way.
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Shashikant Joshi
  • Shashikant Joshi
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  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews

"Ordinary destination"

  • Posted Jan 24, 2013
Visited Bhuj, Rann of Katch, Narayan Sarovar and Mandvi in Dec 2012. All these locations are situated at 60 KM from Bhuj (except Narayan Sarovar - 120 KM). Bhuj has two Mahals - Prag and Aina & Mandvi has one - Vijayvilas Palace. Not much to see in these Palaces. Vijayvilas Palace has mostly pictures of rulers inside the palace. Narayan Sarovar & Vijayvilas palace are big disappointments.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal, KutchMuseum, Kalo Dungar and Mandvi beach.

Activities & things to do: None

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: None
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Zeal Bangdiwala
  • Zeal Bangdiwala
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"White Desert"

  • Posted Dec 5, 2012
Bhuj City is quite small bad the places around it like White desert, Mandvi Beach, Vijay Vilas palace are worth seeing. The best season to visit is from November to Feb i.e Winter season. Rann utsav is organised by gujarat govt in December which is worth seeing.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There is Honest, U.S. pizza, Sankalp and other famous restaurants which you can find in ahmedabad.

Activities & things to do: Visit to White Desert and Kalo Dungar, Mandvi Beach, etc.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: U can reach by road trip, railways or airways.
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Vineeta  Vazirani
  • Vineeta Vazirani
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice place."

  • Posted Oct 23, 2012
Plenty to see and awesome places to visit. Due to time limitation missed out some of the spots so will visit again.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Shopping was bad the rates were hiked,food was good.

Activities & things to do: Did'nt have time for any activity except sightseeing.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: For people wanting to see Dholavira a sign should be put on the highway for the turning, so that one can visit it before going to Bhuj. We went by road and it was a lovely journey cause the roads are super and we did'nt get lost anywhere.
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