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Introduction

The old, walled city of Bhuj is the most important town in Kutchh and also the district headquarters. Bhuj is distinguished by its brightly decorated Hindu temples, beautiful palaces and intricately carved wooden pavilions. It is a paradise for handicraft lovers. The houses here are decorated both from inside as well as outside with linear reliefs made from mud and mirrors. Bhuj is famous for embroidery. The oldest museum of Gujarat is situated in Bhuj. Be it the bandhni (tie and dye) and batik textiles, or the intricate silk embroidery done on leather, each artifact is a labour of love for the craftspersons. The colorful thread embroidery on cloth is done by different castes and communities in their own distinct way. The region was also known for the enamel work done on gold and silver jewellery, lacquered wood, seashell toys and metal bells.

Area 257 sq km
Altitude 110 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-27.0 C-42.0 C Winter- 14.0 C-29.0 C
Language Gujrati, English, Hindi
STD Code 02832
Rainfall 450 mm. (July-September)
Best Time to Visit September to March

Bhuj MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :- Flights are available from Mumbai and Ahmedabad .
  2. Rail:-New Bhuj Railway Station is 1 km north of Bhuj. Direct trains ply on the metre gauge line from Ahmedabad and on the broad gauge line for Mumbai.
  3. Road:-State transport, luxury coaches and taxis are available to all centres in Gujarat.

Places to Visit

Aina Mahal Katchh Museum Bharatiya Sanskruti Darshan
Swaminarayan temple Kakkad Bhit Yaksha  

Excursion

Puraneshwar Kera Chinkara Sanctuary Koteshwar