Bhuj is an ideal starting point to visit the Rann of Kutch, the natural reserve.
Places to See in Bhuj
Bhuj is known for its palaces, built in the traditional Kutchi style.
Aina Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors (Old Palace), surrounded by a small, fortified courtyard built in the 18th century, is located in the old part of the city. It is an important tourist spot and houses a museum within it. The Hall of Mirrors and the Pleasure Pool within this palace are important.
Near the Aina Mahal, is the Prag Mahal (New Palace), which was built in the latter half of the 19th century.
The Kuchch Museum
The Kuchch Museum, formerly known as the Ferguson Museum (named after its founder Sir James Ferguson, Governor of Mumbai during the rule of the British), was built in 1877 and has a good collection of artifacts, depicting the history and culture of Bhuj and its surroundings. It is also the oldest Museum in the state of Gujarat.
Other tourist attractions
The Sarad Bagh Palace, the Swaminarayan Temple, Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan Kachch (folk museum) are other tourist attractions of this city. The city walls built in 1723 by the local rulers on the hills overlooking the city can be seen from different parts of the city.
Bhuj is only 75 kms away from Kutch Resort.