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Nakhatrana is categorised as Bird Watching / Getaways

Marsh Harrier
Farms around Nakhatrana (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 December 2019)
Gurdwara at Lakhpat
Kutch Fossil Museum
Nirona Rogan Painting Artisan Family
Striolated Bunting
Variable Wheatear
White Breasted Kingfisher
White Cheeked Bulbul
White Napped Tit
White Throated Munia
Rosy Starling
Rufous Backed Shrike (Nivalink Trip Dated - 18 February 2014)
Small Minivet
Southern Grey Shrike
Indian Roller
Red Vented Bulbul
Red Tailed Wheatear
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark
Bay Backed Shrike
Black Headed Myna
Black Winged Stilt
Blue Throat
White Napped Titi
Purple Sunbird
Flamingos in Chhari Fulary Lake
Common Sandpiper
Indian Redstart
Indian Reef Heron
Common Crane
Chestnut Bellied Sandgrouse
Fulary Area part of Chhari Dhand Wetland Reserve
Mata No Madh - Ashapura Temple
Volcanic Rock Formation near Nakhatrana
Banni Grassland
Spectacular Sunrise at Fulay near Nakhatrana
Narayan Sarovar (Photo Courtesy: Chandra)

Reasons to Visit
  • Nakhatrana lies 60 kms North of Bhuj and is central to Pilgrimage, bird watching and craft centres of Bhuj.
  • Nakhatrana is base point to visit Banni Grassland (20 kms), Chhari Dhand Wetland Reserve (30 kms)and prime bird watching areas of Greater Rann of Kutch.
  • North Kutch (Banni Areas) are 60 kms away, West Kutch (Lakhpat / Mata-no-Madh) pilgrimage centres are located 50-70 kms and North-West Kutch (Chari Lake) for Bird watching is 30 kms away.
  • South Kutch (Mandvi / Tera / Naliya Bustard Sanctuary) are about 50-70 kms away.
  • Major Sikh Pilgrimage Destinations in India"Lakhpat near Nakhatrana (Kutch) has religious significance for Sikhism as Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, reportedly camped here on his journey to Mecca."
  • Significant Pilgrimages in Kutchh region of Gujarat"Nakhatrana is base point to visit Narayan Sarovar (102 kms), Mata No Madh (44 kms), Koteshwar (104 kms) and Lakhpat (84 kms from Bhuj). Mata No Madh is a popular Devi temple (Ashapura Temple). Narayan Sarovar is one of the most sacred pilgrimage lakes in Hinduism. Lakhpat is a Sikh pilgrim centre. Koteshwar Temple near Lakhpat is a popular and well visited Shiva Temple in the region. These are typically day visited from Nakhatrana."
  • Popular Destinations in and around Gujarat"Prime destination of Kutch for holiday travellers. Kutch is central to sightseeing that includes Mandvi beach, Pilgrimage areas and from where white desert can be day visited . Its proximity to Bird watching areas of Banni Grasslands makes it more attractive for bird watchers."
  • Craft Heritage Destinations in Gujarat"Nakhatrana is base point to visit Banni grasslands and villages. Nirona, 30 km east of Nakhatrana has embroidery, lacquered wood crafts, wood carving and where one can find rogan painting. Nakhtarana itself lies in heart of the craft village belt, produces some tie-dye work."
  • Prime Bird watching destinations in Gujarat"Nakhatrana (50 kms from Bhuj) is set around Banni Grasslands (3000+ sq kms) , an open sparsely populated area with Lakes, Bushes and open desert. Banni Grasslands are prime bird watching sites. In 4 safaris around the area one can sight as much as 150 varieties of migratory and not so common birds such as Striolated buting, Grey Hypocolius, Grey Napped Tit, Small Minivet, Common Iora, Lesser & Greater Flamingos, Painted Sandgrouse etc. "
Access Information

Nakhatrana has 3 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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Jungle Lodge1

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5 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Nakhatrana

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

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  • Nakhatrana Bird Watching Getaway (2 Nights)
  • Nakhatrana Experiential Getaway (3 Nights)
  • Nakhatrana Extended Getaway (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Nakhatrana - Mandvi Experiential Break (4 Nights)


  • Gujarat Bird Watching Itinerary (9 Nights)

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Point to Point Transport

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Bhuj Pickup and Drop to NakhatranaRs. 4224

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Destination Ideas

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

Festivals linked to Nakhatrana (Gujarat)

  • Kutch Rann Utsav

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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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

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  • Bhuj Airport ( BHJ ) , Bhuj-51 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Nakhatrana
  • Bhuj ( BHUJ ), Bhuj-51 Kms
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