Wandering around the city of Bhuj
The capital city of Kutch is one of the most interesting and cultural cities of India. It was ruled by the Jadeja Rajput dynasty of the Samma tribe in 1510 and made Bhuj their capital and remained Kutch’s most important town ever since.
Bhuj sells some amazing handicrafts which is known worldwide apart from the historic buildings such as the Aina Mahal and Prag Mahal which are worth a watch.People who are fond of exploring of old monuments and temples will love to explore this city.
The famous Great Rann of Kutch is only around 100 kms from the city of Bhuj.
The best time to visit is between October and March. The below is to just give you a typical weather condition through out the year (The temperatures mentioned below are in degree Celsius).
I travelled to Bhuj from an yet another great city of Gujarat called Dwaraka. It took me around 11 hours to reach Bhuj in bus. Just that you know it costs you from 350-500 Rupees to travel in bus from Dwaraka.
The first place I visited was the Aksharwadi Jain Temple and it was such a beauty to see.
The below is a picture of the Bhuj town that I took from the Bhujiya Hill Fort!
The ancient fort which stands a top the Bhujia Hills was constructed to give shelter to armies who were engaged in battle.
Bhuj Haat, this place is for Kutchi handicrafts and Kutchi dress materials, and also shopping center for mud work.
Chhatedi is a cenotaph complex build of red stones, oldest being built in 1770 AD. This is a popular visit option for travelers.
Bhujodi village – A vision to preserve, restore and promote the arts of Kutch and making them accessible to masses.
Sharad Baug Palace-This graceful 1867 Italianate palace, set among shade trees full of crows and bats, was the abode of the last Maharao of Kachchh, Madansingh, until his death in 1991. It lost most of its 3rd floor in the 2001 earthquake, and the remaining lower floors are closed.
The Prag Mahal is a 19th-century palace located next to the Aina Mahal in Bhuj. Prag Mahal is named after Rao Pragmalji II, who commissioned it and construction began in 1865.
Its been a wonderful experience wandering around Bhuj and a lifetime memory to take with me as I leave this beautiful part of Gujarat!