A desert city with long history of kings and empires make Bhuj one of the most interesting and unique historical places to see.
The city has a long history of kings and empires - and hence many historic places to see. The city was left in a state of devastation after the 2001 earthquake and is still in the recovery phase. Bhuj connects you to a range of civilizations and important events in South Asian history through prehistoric archaeological finds, remnants of the Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan), places associated with the Mahabharata and Alexander the Great's march into India and tombs, palaces and other buildings from the rule of the Naga chiefs, the Jadeja Rajputs, the Gujarat Sultans and the British Raj. . The vibrant and dynamic history of the area gives the area a blend of ethnic cultures. In a walk around Bhuj, you can see the Hall of Mirrors at the Aina Mahal; climb the bell tower of the Prag Mahal next door; stroll through the produce market; have a famous Kutchi pau bhaji for lunch; examine the 2000-year-old Kshatrapa inscriptions in the Kutch Museum; admire the sculptures of Ramayana characters at the Ramakund stepwell; walk around Hamirsar Lake and watch children jumping into it from the lake walls as the hot afternoon sun subsides; and catch the sunset among the chhatardis of the Kutchi royal family in a peaceful field outside the center of town.
The small city has various hotels, motels and lodges which are sure to fit all kinds of budgets.
Bhuj is a treat to the eyes of visitors. One can explore everything from white desert to beautiful temples, and from wildlife sanctuaries to the cultural landscape.
The extreme weather conditions and the dry heat during the summers in the region can prove to be a con for the people wanting to visit this place during the given time.
From people in groups to couples, and from families to just someone stung by the wanderlust bee, this place serves all. Anyone who wants to break their routine can head to Bhuj for an unforgettable experience.
Apart from some temples and fort, the place has various other places one can visit. Places like Hiralakshmi Memorial Craft Park, Kutch Museum and Kutch Fossil Park are some sites depicting the richness of the area. If you are one of those people who would love to spend your day by the side of a beautiful water body, then head to Hamirsar lake or Narayan Sarovar. Bhuj has a variety of things to offer for all the people interested in city shopping. With authentic handicraft items and clothes boasting Gujarati Embroidery, you are sure to get mesmerised while roaming around the street markets of Bhuj. Plan to visit this beautiful place while the great Rann Utsav is happening, and you will be sure to make the trip something you and your family won't be ever able to get off their mind.
Most of the places here offer only vegetarian food. The town is popular for traditional fried snacks such as Khakhra, Papad as well as the sweet and crunchy Jalebi. Also try the tea available at the local stalls on the streets, which is usually served in saucers. Other than these don't miss out on the Gujarati thali, brimming with Rotlas, Vegetables, Sev Tomato, Lentils, Kadhi and much more.
Also find instances of popular South-Indian and Chinese cuisines. The other Gujarati delicacies include Dhokla, Thepala, Fafda, Khandvi, Hahdwoh, Ganthia, Oondhiya as well as sweets like Ghevar, Puran Poli, Basundi and more.
- Check the weather conditions before leaving for Bhuj. The summers are hot and humid. Monsoons are equally irritating and erratic. Winters are cold and can be harsh and dry. So one must go prepared as per the season.