Bhuj, also known as a desert town, is a stunning tourist destination with amazing crafted works and enormous royal palaces of extraordinary beauty. It lies in the lowland between Rann (bog), and the Gulf of Kachchh, (Kutch). Bhuj is the home to many historical sites and monuments, such as the 2000-year-old Kshatrapa engravings at Kutch’s historical center, the passages of mirrors at the Aina Mahal which are the ringer pinnacle for Prag Mahal, models in the Ramakund Step well and the shocking Hamirsar Lake.
How to get to Bhuj
Bhuj has excellent rail, road, and air connections
Bhuj has good road connections to other Gujarat cities like Ahmedabad, Baroda and Baroda. Regular buses and taxis can be taken from Bhuj to these destinations. These cities are easy to reach. There are several bus stops in Bhuj. The closest ones are at Lal Tekri and Ghanshyam Nagar, while Sanskar Nagar is the closest. These bus stops can be found within 2km of the city centre.
Rudra Mata Airport serves as the city’s airport. It is located just 5km from the city and has a connection with Mumbai.
Bhuj can be connected to Mumbai via regular Indian Railway trains, just like air travel. You can reach the Bhuj Railway Station in just 4 km. It is accessible by taxi within 15 minutes.
Bhuj: Places to Visit
1. Kutch White Rann
Rann of Kutch is a unique spot in Gujarat and is considered to be one of the most important salt deserts on the planet. The White Plains’ divine beauty can be experienced by looking at it at night. This is a fascinating holiday and excursion spot. You will get a glimpse into the life of the Kutch tribe and have the chance to learn about their traditional art forms, which include music, dance and embroidery. It is one of the most popular places in Bhuj.
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2. Kalo Dungar Kutch
Kalo Dungar, or Kala Dungar, is a slop located near Khavda in the Kutch region. This is the famous lodestone in Extraordinary Rann, Kutch. It can be visited as part of Kutch Tour. Kalo Dungar, a tourist spot in Bhuj at 1516 feet above the ocean level, offers a spectacular view of the sky and desert merging into one another.
Ajrakhpur is an arts-and-craft village located in the desert city of Bhuj. It is well-known for its Ajrakh print, which is a block printed on fabric. The village is located 15 km from Bhuj and still practices Ajrakh printing by the Khatri Muslim ancestors. Block printing in Ajrakh is done manually using only natural colors.
4. Prag Mahal
Prague Mahal, located in the suburbs of Bhuj is an outstanding piece of architecture in India. It was built in the nineteenth century and is located right next to Aina Mahal, making it easy to find. This grand palace is listed among the most famous places in Bhuj. It has many Gothic-style windows and Corinthian columns around it.
5. Nirona Handicraft Village
Nirona village lies approximately 40km from Bhuj. This region is home to some of the most distinctive textile products in the world, as well as intricately crafted metal pieces. The shops are located in rustic, traditional settings where locals sell their goods at mounted rates on a monthly basis. It is one of the most popular places in Bhuj.
6. Than Monastery
Than Monastery, located at the foot of Dinodhar Hill, is dedicated to Dhoramnath. It is a monastery that has been infused with medieval customs and traditions, but its age is uncertain. It is surrounded by high walls, reminiscent of a small fortress. Bhuj sightseeing has several temples in the area. Very few people visit it.
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