Bhuj

Religious Sites
Heritage Monuments & Structures
Forests & Natural Ecosystems
Museums & Learning Spaces
Swaminarayan Temple
Aina Mahal
Khavda - Dhordo
Kutch Museum
Prag Mahal
The Black Hills (Kalo Dungar)
Ramkund Stepwell
Chhari Dhand
       
Archaeological & Architectures
Gardens & Lakes
Others
Great Rann of Kutch
Royal Chhatardis
Hamirsar Lake
Handicrafts
White Desert
Bhujodi
 


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  Swaminarayan Temple:

  This is newly constructed & situated at place where Swaminarayan had come   &   address local people of Kutch.

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  Royal Chhatardis:

  Little away from Hamirsir Lake are the Royal Cenotaphs in memories of Royal   Family. Many of the monuments are in damaged during earthquakes, but few are still   quite intact. The site is very quiet.

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  Aina Mahal:
  Palace Aina Mahal was built during ruling King Lakhpatji , in the middle of the 18th   century. Master craftsman Ramsinh Malam, who trained as an artisan in Europe,   requested to the king for work, who commissioned this palace. Malam designed it in   Indo-European style and set about creating the materials for the palace locally. He   himself crafted the fountains, mirrors and glasswork, as well as many other wonders of   artisanship—a pendulum clock in sync with the Hindu calendar, doors inlaid with gold   and ivory... come visit to find out the rest. It is situated North-East of Hamirsir Lake.
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  Prag Mahal:
  Next to the Aina Mahal, in the compound, is the Prag Mahal, Built in the Middle of   Bhuj by Pragmalji in the 1860s. Designed by Colonel Henry Saint Wilkins in the Italian   Gothic style. There is Hindu Temple Behind the Palace displays beauty of carving   work.
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  Ramkund Stepwell:
  Across from the Kutch Museum and behind the Ram Dhun Temple, the Ramkund well   is a square stepwell, 56 feet on a side, with sculptures describing Lord Ram, Devi Sita,   Lakshman and Lord Hanuman, as well as the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu along the   walls. While walking down pause for a moment & feel the coolness. The Ram Dhun   Temple is just in front of the well.

 

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Hamirsar Lake:
Hamirsar Lake is at centre of Capital Bhuj. People come here in groups to enjoy their weekend time & evening time. During Rann-Utsav the lake is decorated with colorful lighting.
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Khavda - Dhordo:

Approx 65 Km from Bhuj is Khavda. The town has excellent potters and leather craftsmen, and ajrakh blockprinting at khatrivas. The KMVS office in Khavda sells embroidered handmade dolls and other textile products and is run by local women. The Khavda area has a well-blended population of Meghwals (Hindus) and Muslims hailing from Sindh, leading to interesting combinations of work styles and social traditions. You will find Hindus, more likely to be woodcarvers, for example, and Muslims more likely to do leatherwork, working side by side in the same village.

                                        From Khavda, you can visit the Lake where Flamingo’s stop during their migration from                                Syberia. Best time to visit is from October to March. Flamingo colony can be visited                                       on camel ride. Collect Bottled Water & eatables like fruit etc from this location as this                                         is last major Village for food while driving through desert.

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The Black Hills (Kalo Dungar):

From Khavda, north side 25 km, is the 460m High point called The Black Hills (Kalo Dungar) Great Rann of Kutchh is visible from here. There is an army post, as this place is nearest from Pakistan border. The connected story tells that Lord Dattatrey had visited this place & offered his body to Jackals & from that day , the temple Pujari offers Prasad to Lord Dattarey after aarti & then offers to Jackals. A bunch of Jackals appears from surrounding Black Hills to eat Prasad.

It’s an experience to enjoy the night at Hills. There is limited accommodation at Dharamshala near temple.

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Chhari Dhand:

This Chhari Dhandh in Nakhtranan Taluka, near fulay village approx 80 km from Bhuj & 30 km from Nakhatrana. Chhari means coating of salt and Dhandh means Shallow wet land. This places is a paradise for bird lovers , having around 300+ bird species and is particularly rich in raports, water fly, Waders and larks.

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Handicrafts:

Famous globally variety of Kutchi handicrafts, Hand Embroidered clothes and luxurious quilts to block-printing, Traditional Silver Jewellary and Carved Wood Articles. All these artisans are staying around Bhuj , in small villages where you can visit & meet them personally , see how they make things & buy the Handicrafts directly from them for yourself & for gifting. This has lasting impression in one’s life.

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Bhujodi:

A small village 8 km from Bhuj is Textile Handicrafts Hub. More than 1000 families are involved in weaving, tie-dye art, block printing from Vankar Community. There is local handicraft market where locals sell their Handmade Products. Dhamadka, about 50km from Bhuj is also known for Ajrakh Block Printing Work.

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Kutch Museum:

Founded in 1877 by Maharao Khengarji, It has the largest existing collection of Kshatrapa inscriptions, dating to the 1st century AD, samples of the extinct Kutchi script and an interesting collection of coins ( kori - Kutch's local currency.) A section of the museum is devoted to tribal cultures, with many examples of ancient artifacts, folk arts and crafts and information about tribal peoples.

The museum also has collection of embroidery, paintings, arms, musical instruments, sculpture and precious metal work.

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Great Rann of Kutch - White Desert:

The Great Rann of Kutch (there's a Little Rann of Kutch also), is a not to miss to visit in Kutch. It's the world's largest salt desert, measuring over 15,000 square kilometers. During Monsson this is merged into water & for remaining period it is a Big White Patch beyond our Imagination. The most popular to stay site is at Dhordo in Kutchi Bhunga. It's made up of mud huts, traditionally crafted and decorated with handicrafts. Othe place is Sham e Sarhad Resort at Hodko.

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