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Bhuj Tourism

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5.5/7
179 Ratings & 104 Reviews

I was delighted with my visit to Kutch. Its a beautiful place and the people are most friendly,helpful & welcoming. The roads are superb, even those connecting obscure villages! The experience at the White Desert in the Great Rann left me amazed at the beauty of our country!!

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: One must visit Aina Mahal and Swaminarain Temple in Bhuj. Also trips to Lakhpat/Koteshwar/Narayan Sarovar and Dhordo/KaloDungar/Khavda are a must.
If you are fond of good non-veg food do eat at Noorani Mahal:amazing prices too!! For Katchi food: Kisan Lodge is a must.
For embroidered material: Bhujodi village &
For Block printing:Ajrakhpur nearby.

Activities & things to do: Outings to the Great Rann of Kutch.
Relishing good food at eateries mentioned above.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Bhuj has a railhead and an airport, though we drove from Indore,which made it easier and convenient to extensively cover the whole of Kutch!
One needs prior police permits to visit The Great Rann.
These are easily and quickly made available.
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Sanjay  Mohapatra
  • Sanjay Mohapatra
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"As bhuj destination its quite..."

  • Posted 10 months ago
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,....... More
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Vineeth  Nair
  • Vineeth Nair
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Rannutsavv 2012"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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........ More
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Gora Koley
  • Gora Koley
  • Heritage seeker
  • 3 Reviews

"Visit to white desert"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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,....... More
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Sarmistha  Som
  • Sarmistha Som
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews

"Beautiful Bhuj"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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....... More
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Mihir Shah
  • Mihir Shah
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Splendid place to explore Kutchh"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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....... More
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Bhuj Info

  • 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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