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Bhuj Travel Guide and Tour Packages

Bhuj is the city in Kutch district of Gujarat State of India. According to old history Kutch was ruled by the Naga chieftains, Sagai, a queen of Sheshapattana, allied with Bheria Kumar and rose up against Bhujanga, the last chieftain of Naga. After the battle, Bheria was defeated and Sagai committed Sati. The hill where he lived later came to be known as Bhujia Hill and the town at the foothill as Bhuj. Bhujang was later worshiped by the people as snake god, Bhujanga. The old city was surrounded by the fort-wall which had five major gates; Mahadev, Patvadi, Sirpat, Bhidval and Vaniyavad, and one small gate known as Chhathi Barihe. Fort-wall is 35 feet high and 4 feet thick armed with 51guns in past.

Bhuj is known for its palaces, built in the traditional Kutchi style. It also houses beautiful Aina Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors, surrounded by a small, fortified courtyard built in the 18th century, is located in the old part of the city. Near the Aina Mahal, is the Prag Mahal, which was built in the latter half of the 19th century. The Kuctch Museum, formerly known as the Ferguson Museum, 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 Kutch. Bhuj is known for its Rann Utsav (festival), which is held every year in February or March. Also known as the Desert Festival, it usually coincides with the Hindu festival of Shivratri. The main attractions of this festival are demonstration of traditional handicrafts, cultural events and tours in and around the city.

To reach Bhuj one can access to domestic Airport with regular daily flights to Mumbai and by Road or Rail transport which is well-connected to major cities.

Tourist Attractions in Bhuj

  • Aina Mahal