Bhuj Tourism

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Look down upon the Great Rann of Kutch

Look down upon the Great Rann of Kutch  Video Review
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Kalo Dunga (Black Hill)

Rayan
4th Apr 17

Visit Ajrakpur for indigenous fabric designs

Visit Ajrakpur for indigenous fabric designs  Video Review
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Ajrakpur

Rayan
4th Apr 17

Brilliant new museum

Brilliant new museum  Video Review
01:10

Living And Learning Design Centre

Rayan
4th Apr 17

Rann Utsav tent city - great ambience

Rann Utsav tent city - great ambience  Video Review
00:46

Rann Utsav

Kapil Chowdhry
29th Jan 17

Very beautiful and peaceful place, amazing experience

Very beautiful and peaceful place, amazing experience  Video Review
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Paresh Zanjrukiya
3rd Nov 17

Rann Utsav Para Motoring

Rann Utsav Para Motoring  Video Review
01:04

Rann Utsav

Tushar Patoliya
4th Nov 16

Lakhpat Gurudwara

Lakhpat Gurudwara  Video Review
01:43

Lakhpat Gurudwara Sahib

Malav Majmudar
23rd Jan 18

Kalo Dungar- Sunset point

Kalo Dungar- Sunset point  Video Review
00:58

Kalo Dunga (Black Hill)

Malav Majmudar
21st Jan 18

Magnetic Hill!

Magnetic Hill!  Video Review
01:13

Kalo Dunga (Black Hill)

Mailtjshah
18th Jan 18

Kranti Tirth

Kranti Tirth  Video Review
01:28

Kranti Tirth For Shyamaji Krishnavarma

Malav Majmudar
17th Jan 18

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Reasons to go to Bhuj

1To view the reconstructed temple of Sri Swaminarayana, after the Earthquake of 2001
To view the reconstructed temple of Sri Swaminarayana, after the Earthquake of 2001

HolidayIQ Reviewer Arti Verma says, “Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Bhuj; beautiful architecture and peaceful place. It is almost similar to other Swaminarayan Temples, vast, neat and clean, a well-maintained surrounding area. Inside the premises, there are few shops providing books and other things are systematic and very punctual regarding timing. Definitely, there is a feeling of peace when you are in the temple. ”

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2Explore the white desert of Bhuj
Explore the white desert of Bhuj

"It was nice to be in Bhuj. One of the finest city for handicraft as well as visiting Rann of Kutch, was very interesting. The view is awesome. Bhuj is full of palaces surrounding the famous Mandvi beach. The evening spent there cannot be described.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Vikas Saraff.

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3How Can You Not Shop In Kutch!
How Can You Not Shop In Kutch!

HolidayIQ Traveller Sarmistha Sen says, “The seat of Indian handicrafts and textiles, prints and wonderful, charming, friendly people add to the charm of the place. Visit the villages around for wonderful handicrafts and textiles.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Mihir, “The whole of Kutch is a very good shopping destination for handicraft lovers.” Take side trips to Bhujodi (a village of weavers, seven kilometers from Bhuj) and Ajrakhpur (a village of block printers, 15 kilometers from Bhuj) to meet artisans, see demonstrations, and buy handicrafts.

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4Visit The Village Of Dhordo
Visit The Village Of Dhordo

"It's amazing experience to visit Dhordo - White desert of Kutch. If you are travelling to Bhuj during December to March time frame; you must visit Rann utsav arranged by Gujarat Tourism. There is tent city created over here in which you can rent a tent. Renting a tent is little bit expensive; but it's worth if you want to experience night at white desert. Don't miss sunset at White desert. If you are into photography you will find some amazing landscape; especially at Sunset and during full moon night. Dhordo is name of village where this Rann Utsav is organized. It's just 65-70 km away from Bhuj. If you are not planning to stay in tent, you can stay at Bhuj and visit Dhordo by Car or Bus. If you are taking private vehicle, it's necessary to take permission from Kutch Tourism officer and register your vehicle and number of person travelling. Optionally, you can also get instant permit at Dhordo also, but usually there are big queues over there as visitors are not aware of that they can take permit from Bhuj very easily," says HolidayIQ Traveller Nishith from Ahmedabad. 

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5Zip down the NH27 to Rann of Kutch & Shopping at Bhuj
Zip down the NH27 to Rann of Kutch & Shopping at Bhuj

What to do? Visit Rabari and Banjara, the two important tribes of Kutch. Proceed to Bhuj. Shopping? Saree and handbags at Bhuj Haat market and Old City Market, handicraft at Bhumi handicrafts,Kutchi Shawls at Bhujodi.

Budget Stay: Oasis Hotel

Mid-Ranged Stay:Holiday Village Resort

Luxury Stay:Toran Rann Resort

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Reviews (35)

S n bhattacharya

S n bhattacharya3.9/5

6 reviews

A city with a difference

Kutch Museum was a unique experience. The gold and silver artifact immaculately displayed on the first floor needs special mention. The sheath of the sword presented to an IAS officer needs special mention for its beautiful and intricate artwork. Of course, the huts showing the couples of various tribes are an eye-opener Ms. Neeta Joshi of Bharatiya Sanskruti Darshan Museum helped us with her vast experience of more than 25 years in this museum. Curiously it is manned by only two ladies including her, the other woman being responsible for clearing the premises. She deserves help financially to recruit more people for the upkeep of the museum We had planned to visit the Rann of Kutch only in our Gujarat Tour itinerary. However, unavailability of a hotel in Kutch compelled to stay at Bhuj which was a blessing in disguise. We chanced upon the Swaminaryan temple, both the old and the new one and were mesmerized by the beauty and splendor of both. The White Rann needs no elaboration and no words can describe the experience. One must visit the place to get enamored with the view and feel of the place

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  • A city with a difference
  • A city with a difference
  • A city with a difference
  • A city with a difference
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Parth Sabharwal

Parth Sabharwal5.0/5

368 reviews

City of ancient buildings

Bhuj is a city of gujrat state of India, most beautiful place and pollution free city of india, it is known for ancient buildings, in 2001 earthquake these buildings were damaged, now it is being developed as a tourist place of gujrat in india. Very innocent people are there .

Recommended Duration in Bhuj

Number of days to spend in Bhuj as recommended by our travellers.

2 days

44.4%

3 days

33.3%

4 days

11.1%

5+ days

11.1%

Bhuj Overview

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.

Photos of Bhuj

White Desert, Bhuj

Photo by

Karan Manocha

White Desert, Bhuj
White Desert, Bhuj

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Karan Manocha

White Desert, Bhuj
Matanamadh, Bhuj

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Jagdish Raval

Matanamadh, Bhuj
Aina Mahal Palace of Mirrors, Bhuj

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Jagdish Raval

Aina Mahal Palace of Mirrors, Bhuj

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