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Overview

Bhuj is located in the westernmost part of the state of Gujarat, in the western region of India. It is around 300 km from Ahmedabad, the state capital. It is near the Gulf of Kutch, a part of the Arabian Sea.Bhuj is known for its small, meandering streets, palaces and temples. It also has the oldest museum in the state of Gujarat. It not only has numerous places of interest within the city, but places (especially villages) around it are very famous for their traditional handicrafts and embroidery.

Bhuj is a treasure trove of heritage and culture. Like few other towns, which have escaped the tourist invasion in India, Bhuj offers to the traveler hospitality hitherto unseen in modern times.

Bhuj is known for its palaces, built in the traditional Kutchi style. Aina Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors (Old Palace), surrounded by a small, fortified courtyard built in the 18th century, is located in the old part of the city. It is an important tourist spot and houses a museum within it. The Hall of Mirrors and the Pleasure Pool within this palace are important. Near the Aina Mahal, is the Prag Mahal (New Palace), which was built in the latter half of the 19th century. The Kuchch Museum, formerly known as the Ferguson Museum (named after its founder Sir James Ferguson, Governor of Mumbai during the rule of the British), was built in 1877 and has a good collection of artifacts, depicting the history and culture of Bhuj and its surroundings. It is also the oldest Museum in the state of Gujarat. The Sarad Bagh Palace, the Swaminarayan Temple, Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan Kachch (folk museum) are other tourist attractions of this city. The city walls built in 1723 by the local rulers on the hills overlooking the city can be seen from different parts of the city.

 

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Bhuj is located in the westernmost part of the state of Gujarat, in the western region of India. It is around 300 km from Ahmedabad, the state capital. It is near the Gulf of Kutch, a part of the Arabian Sea.Bhuj is known for its small, meandering streets, palaces and temples.

Hotels near Bhuj

Hotel I Lark

Hotel i Lark is one of the best hotels in Bhuj (Gujarat, India) area having 3-star accommodation.


Best Price: Rs.2000 per day

Garha Kutch Safari Lodge

Garha Kutch Safari Lodge is situated on outskirts of Bhuj


Best Price: Rs.0 per day

Hotel Prince

The Prince hotel is a 40 room property situated at a very strategic location that is the station road which is very much near to the airport and as well as the railway station thus making it convenient for the business travelers as well the tourists.


Best Price: Rs.0 per day


  
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