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Bhuj



Bhuj is populace city of Kutch district, Gujarat. This capital city of Kutch is fascinating outback place revived after 2001 quake which killed approximately 10% population of the city. Local markets of Bhuj sell incredible Kutch handicrafts. Voyagers will get countless spots in Bhuj to visit such as historic monuments like Prag Mahal and Aina Mahal. The rebuilding of Bhuj after earthquake becomes slow so the city didn’t get developed in some areas. Bhuj the historical city is having rich past as several big rulers ruled the city at intervals. Describing the history of Bhuj can bore the visitors so we will discuss about the available tourist destinations of Bhuj City.

Kutch Museum: the first place where travelers can attain is Kutch Museum which is also recognized as the Fergusson Museum. Founder of museum was Maharao Khengarji 3rd and year was 1877 AD. State engineer Ferguson played vital role to construct the Kutch Museum. Before India’s independence the museum continued served as private property for the Maharao the king. After freedom spot was renamed to Kutch Museum.

Cenotaphs Complex: 2nd place of Bhuj is Cenotaphs Complex also identified as Chattardi was constructed with red stones. Complex is basically area of tombs ruined in big earthquake of 1819. It was erected for Rao Lakha in year 1770.

Kera: mainly notorious for 10th century shrine of God Shiva. The shrine got affected in 1819 earthquake and mostly area of temple was damage.

Prag Mahal: built under supervision of Rao Pragmalji 2nd is next tourist place. Popular architect of that period was appointed by Rao for designing Prag Mahal. This architect was Colonel Henry who also designed Deccan College, Ohel David Synagogue and Sasoon Hospital in Bhuj. Construction of long 10 years of Prag Mahal allowed the designer to make it perfect. Around 20 lacs Kutch Monetary were spent for Prag Mahal construction.

Aina Mahal Palace: built in 1750 by Seth Rao Lakhpatji. The two storey structure of Mahal is having Darbar Hall, suites and mirrors hall of palace. Construction of Aina (Mirror) Mahal was done by craftsman Ramsingh Malam who got the training of enameling, glassmaking, iron founding and tile making in Europe. However, he was sent by the Rao Lakhpatji in 18th century to make his skills perfect.

Lakhpat: situated in northwest direction of Bhuj City at only gap of 170 kms. Road is premium method to attain Lakhpat. 1 lakh Kutch monetary was used to construct Lakhpat hence the place was named after it.

Bhadreshwar: 36 kms away is one more tourist destination located in west direction of Bhuj city. Place contain a big shrine and 2 small mosques where travelers can attain. Imposing Jain Shrine is unsurpassed spot of Bhadreshwar.

Mata no Madh: situated at 138 kms distance from Bhuj is next location. This historical shrine is devoted to Jadeja devotees located at Kakkadb Hit. Some area was annihilated in quake of this 1200 years old shrine.

Other Bhuj impressive locations are KDWS (Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary), NSS (Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary), Prag Mahal, Kutch Bustard Sanctuary, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, CDWCR (Chari-Dhand Wetland Conservation Reserve), Banni Grasslands Reserve, Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan, Kachchh Museum, Darbar Gadh, SSDM (Siddha Shree Dhoramnath Monastery), Chhatri of Rao Lakhpatji, Dhinodhar, Dhoramnath Temple, Guru Gorakhnath Temple, Kakkadbhit Yaksha, and Ethnological Museum.

Attain To Bhuj:
By Train: the city Bhuj is properly linked through train network as frequent trains are available for bhug from many cities. Cool trains to Bhuj from Mumbai, Ahmadabad, and Delhi are accessible.

By Air: airport of Bhuj having flights since Mumbai though Bhuj is having domestic airport and limited flight companies are having services for Bhuj.

By Road: road journey of Gujarat is always appreciated so travelers can get the bus from Ahemdabad, Mumbai, Delhi and some other parts of nation.

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