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Bhuj is categorised as Pilgrimage / Experiential

Sunrise at Rudramata Reservoir (Nivalink Trip Dated - 18 February 2014)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 December 2019)
Rudramata Reservoir (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 December 2019)
Bhuj local Market (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 December 2019)
Prag Mahal Palace (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 December 2019)
Weavers at Bhujodi (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 December 2019)
Rogan Painting at Nirona (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 December 2019)
Rudramata Reservoir (Nivalink Trip Dated - 18 February 2014)
Aina Mahal (Photo Courtesy: calliopejen)
Swaminarayan Temple

Reasons to Visit
  • Bhuj is the access point for visiting other areas of Kutchh
  • Bhuj and region aroud is known for its desert like arid landscape, bird watching, craft, pilgrimage and idyllic beaches.
  • Kutchchh is visited for a peek into diverse craft and lifestyles exhibited by local communities.
  • Craft forms comprise Rogan Art, lacquer work, bell marking, embroidery, work on fabrics and pottery.
  • Kutchchh reservoirs, swamps and marshlands also form base for migratory birds making it a birding destination.
  • Bhuj is also access point to visit experiential stays in Mandvi, Devpur, Hodka and Nakhatrana
  • Bhuj is also an access point to visit Pilgrim sites of Narayan Sarovar, Mata No Madh (Ashapura Temple), Lakhpat (Gurdwara), Koteshwar Temple, Gurudwara and Dholavira Archeological site.
  • Popular Destinations in and around Gujarat"Gateway to Kutch region of Gujarat and one of the prime destinations of the region for holiday travellers. Bhuj is central to all sightseeing that includes White Desert, Mandvi beach and Pilgrimage areas."
  • Craft Heritage Destinations in Gujarat"Around Bhuj there are several villages that specialize in different kind of handcrafts. These villages are home to numerous pastoral nomadic, semi-nomadic tribes. These are hope to over 30 villages that specialize in different embroidery. "
  • Airports and Popular Access points in Gujarat"Bhuj Airport and Railway Station is a popular arrival point for bird watchers visiting Nakhatrana (50 kms) and holiday travellers visiting other destinations of Kutch such as Mandvi (60 kms), Hodka (65 kms) and Dhordo (80 kms)."
Access Information

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4 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Bhuj

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)1
Holiday (7 or more)2

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List of Holidays for Bhuj


  • Bhuj Extended Getaway (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Kutch Break (4 Nights)


  • Best of Gujarat with Kutch (8 Nights)
  • Gujarat - Cradle of Craft Skills (11 Nights)

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Bhuj has 11 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Bhuj Airport and Kutch Safari LodgeRs. 1644

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Bhuj Local Sightseeing with Evening White Desert ExcursionRs. 4224
Bhuj Local Sightseeing with Mandvi ExcursionRs. 4224
Bhuj to Ashapura Temple Half Day Visit and backRs. 4224
Bhuj to Ashapura Temple, Narayan Sarovar and Lakhpat Day Visit and backRs. 5399

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Bhuj Pickup and Drop to DevpurRs. 4224
Bhuj Pickup and Drop to DhordoRs. 4224
Bhuj Pickup and Drop to HodkaRs. 4224
Bhuj Pickup and Drop to MandviRs. 4224
Bhuj Pickup and Drop to NakhatranaRs. 4224

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Railway Station and Kutch Safari LodgeRs. 1644

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Destination Ideas

  • Bhadreshwar Temple- Jain Pilgrimage in Kutch
  • Bird Watching in Greater Rann of Kutch
  • Craft Villages around Bhuj
  • Hindu Pilgrimage In Kutch – Narayan Sarovar & Koteshwar Temple
  • Kutch Experience
  • Kutch Jain Pilgrimages
  • Lakhpat - Sikh Pilgrimage In Kutch

Stay Ideas

  • Garha Kutch Safari Lodge - Lakeside ethnic resort

Festivals linked to Bhuj (Gujarat)

  • Kutch Rann Utsav

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Chttardi is a cenotaph complex near Bhuj build of red stones, oldest being built in 1770 AD. This is a popular visit option for travellers.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    Kutch Museum is the oldest museum in Gujarat, founded in 1877, it has the largest existing collection of Kshatrapa inscriptions, dating to the 1st century AD, as well as examples of the extinct Kutchi script and an interesting collection of coins. A section of the museum is devoted to tribal cultures. The museum also has exhibits of embroidery, paintings, arms, musical instruments, sculpture and precious metalwork.
    Heritage Museum

    Aina Mahal is an 18th-century palace in Bhuj, located next to the Prag Mahal.The palace was destroyed in 2001 Gujarat Earthquake. However, a portion of the palace which was not so badly damaged has been restored and it houses the museum, displaying the bed room, music room, court room and other old pieces of arts, paintings, arms, palanquin etc.

    Archeological Museum
    Swaminarayan Temple was built post earth quake of 2001 and is one that exhibits impressive architecture as quite a few other swaminarayan temple. The area overlooks lakes and therefore pleasing and quiet for a visit.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Swaminarayan Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    LLDC Shrujan Museum is an outstanding textile and craft museum near Bhuj. Its exhibits include traditionally embroidered textiles as well as specially commissioned pieces and contemporary expressions – all displaying the highest levels of creative and technical excellence.The Museum complex houses three galleries, a library and crafts studios. The current Show in Gallery One – The Living Embroideries of Kutch – celebrates the rich, diverse and awe-inspiring embroideries of 12 different Kutchi communities.
    Textile Museum
    The Rogan art of painting is an ancient art over three hundred years old. The traditional Rogan flower motifs and designs speak of a Persian influence and the word Rogan itself means oil-based in Persian. Today, Nirona in Kutch is the only place where this work is created. Guests are able to visit the home of the family for a demonstration of the Art/ There are ready souvenirs available for purchase. Specific designs can be created as per order.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Craft Village
    Kutch Fossil Museum is home to a treasure of Fossils found around Kutch area. Kutch area has been indentified as a major site for Archeologists. The museum has collected priceless fossils over a long period of time and are exhibited. Exhibits include Invertebrates, Vertebrates, Plant fossils, Trace Fossils and Minerals Treasures.
    Archeological Museum, Dinosaurium
    72 Jinalaya is a Jain Pilgrimage at 11 kms from Mandvi and 51 kms from Bhuj and is home to 72 Deris of Lord Mahavir. It is situated on the Mundra-Mandvi Road spread over 80 acre of area.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    Vijay Vilas Palace is a Palace estate at 5 kms from Mandvi town centre overlooking Mandvi beach at the distance and is visited for its impressive Vijay Vilas Palace. Vijay Vilas Palace interiors depict the heritage character and royal living. The rooftop offers excellent views of the estate and the Mandvi beach beyond.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    The Private beach of the Vijay Vilas Palace, Mandvi Beach is maintained by the tourism department and is one of the most pristine and idyllic beaches in India. It has been the location for many film shootings.
    View Point
    Sea or Ocean or Beach
    Kala dungar is a hill and the highest point in Kutch area which is home to a locally significant Lord Dattatreya temple. The hill offers excellent views of the desert around.
    Temple or Holy Place, View Point
    Desert, Lord Dattatreya
    Bhadreshwar is renowned for its centuries old Jain temples known as Bhadreshwar Jain Temple. These temples are believed to be one of the oldest Jain temples in India and have been renovated and fully restored to a new complex
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    The Great Rann of Kutch, is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat. Dhordo Village, 80 kms from Bhuj is now renowned as one visited for its desert with a white sheen, for being the the largest salt desert in the world. The White Sheen on the desert is unique and therefore attracts visitors in large numbers. Dhorodo village is also centre for Mutua embroidery (small mirrors, leather embroidery and silver jewellery). Guests can puchase handicrafts directly from the artisans here.
    View Point
    Mata no Madh is name of the place, where the famous temple of Ashapura Mata, the head deity of Kutch stands at 95 km from Bhuj. The temple was built in 14th century and now considered a must visit for any one hailing from Kutch. Mata no Madh is also visited enroute Narayan Sarovar and Koteshwar temple and visited alongwith Lakhpat in a day excursion ex-Bhuj.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    Lakhpat (135 kms from Bhuj) has religious significance for Sikhs. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, believed to have camped here on his journey to Mecca. The site later became a Gurdwara, which holds some of Nanaks possessions. For a general pilgrimage traveller Lakhpat (37 kms from Koteshwar), Koteshwar and Narayan Sarovar (4 kms from Koteshwar) all can be visited in a day visit.
    Major Gurdwara
    Narayan Sarovar (150 kms from Bhuj) is a sacred lake one of the most sacred sites in Hindu religion. For a general pilgrimage traveller Lakhpat Sikh Pilgrimage (37 kms from Koteshwar), Koteshwar and Narayan Sarovar (4 kms from Koteshwar) all can be visited in a day visit.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Holy Lake or Holy River
    The Koteshwar temple is a renowned Lord Shiva temple, 4 kms from Narayan Sarovar and about 155 kms from Bhuj. There are thousand sacred lingas dedicated to lord Shiva are found in the temple For a general pilgrimage traveller Lakhpat Sikh Pilgrimage (37 kms from Koteshwar), Koteshwar and Narayan Sarovar (4 kms from Koteshwar) all can be visited in a day visit.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Dholavira is an archaeological site 155 kms from Bhuj. The site of Dholavira, locally known as Kotada timba contains ruins of an ancient Harappan city. It is one of the five largest Harappan sites and most prominent archaeological sites in India belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization.
    Heritage Site
    Pre Historic
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Rudramata Reservoir is located at 15 kms from Bhuj. Guests staying at Garha Safari Lodge are able to do a bit of bird watching especially on a Winter morning where many birds are sighted around the area such as Variable Wheatear, Red Wattled Lapwing, Indian Robin, Blue Sunbird, Red Vented Bulbul etc.
    Bird Watching
    Banni Grasslands bordering the Great Rann of Kutch, lies on one of Indias most important avian highways (both the birds flying from the southward in winter and the few species migrating eastward from the middle-east and Africa stopover in this area), this is a top site for birding with waterfowl congregations at Charri Fulay lake, grassland and scrubland birds, as also characteristic desert species seen in the vicinity. Lala Bustard Sanctuary here is One of 10 best sites in India for the Great Indian Bustard. Winter is the best time to visit the area.
    Bird Watching

Destinations within reach from Bhuj

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    Devpur (40 kms from Bhuj) is home to The Darbargadh Devpur, built about 1905 is the family Fort of more

  • Nakhatrana ( 51 Km )

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  • Mandvi ( 60 Km )

    Mandvi is just a "beach and nothing else" kind of a place. It is very peaceful and serene. It has more

  • Hodka ( 64 Km )

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  • Kandla ( 70 Km )

    Kandla is a major port and an airport and therefore visited by shipping company executives. more

  • Dhordo ( 80 Km )

    Dhordo Village is set on the edge of Indo - Pak border, north of Bhuj and is renowned for its more

  • Morbi ( 180 Km )

    Morvi or Morbi is situated 60 kms north of Rajkot enroute Bhuj (after Wankaner) and is visited for more

  • Dholavira ( 200 Km )

    Dholavira’s location is on the Tropic of Cancer. It is one of the five largest Harappan sites and more

  • Wankaner ( 206 Km )

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  • Rajkot ( 240 Km )

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  • Wadhwan ( 254 Km )

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  • Patdi ( 260 Km )

    Patdi is central to Little Rann of Kutch area. Patdi lies in close proximity to Nawa Talao, more

  • Gondal ( 271 Km )

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  • Jamnagar ( 279 Km )

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  • Dasada ( 309 Km )

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  • Ambaji ( 410 Km )

    Ambaji is a very popular pilgrim town 180 kms from Ahmedabad. Ambaji temple attracts a large more

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    Rajpura is a countryside area around Gujarat - Rajasthan border area at 250 kms from Ahmedabad. more

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  • Diu ( 500 Km )

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    Fort Harji is a small rural heritage getaway recommended for small groups looking at homely and more

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Rudramata ReservoirOutskirts of Bhuj (15 kms) overlooking the Rudramata ReservoirHoliday/Getaway1
City CentreTransit/Business6
Airport in Bhuj
  • Bhuj Airport ( BHJ ) , Bhuj
Railway Stations in Bhuj
  • Bhuj ( BHUJ ), Bhuj
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