Bhuj is a well-known capital of Kutch state. It was established by Rao Hamirji in the year 1510. It derives its name from the word Bhujang which literary means the snake. Bhuj has ample historical sites and archaeologists have found out the proofs that trace the place back to the Indus Valley Civilization. It is a place of a kind of its own. It is famous for the handicrafts and jewellery collection you would find at the nook and corner of the city. It is a famous tourist attraction. The city was entirely knocked down during the tragic earthquake that destroyed the city in 2001. However, without losing any kind of hope, the city was back to its normal life again with a bang with all the restructuring.
Rannotsav that showcases the art, craft and talent of the locals
It is world-famous for the Rannotsav that is held annually by the Rann of Kutch. If you are the art and craft lover, you are going to love the place to the core and fall in love with it. During this time, locals exhibit their talents and showcase the art and craft which definitely would intoxicate you with their skills and artefacts. Well, it is the most popular place for shopping of art and craft, jewellery and handicraft items. Embroidery is the speciality of the region. A small town named Bhujodi is a major textile centre of Kutch and inhabitants are mostly involved in the handicraft business.
Something about Kutchis
You will get the politest welcome by the people of Bhuj that are mainly known as “Kutchis”. They are well known for their generosity, kindness and hospitality. Bhuj experiences the extreme climate so in summer temperature rises to more than 40 degrees C and in winter drops less than 8 degrees C. October to February is the best time to visit the place. Bhuj is a famous sightseeing place, so if you are planning your trip don’t forget to add the places below in your bucket list. Enjoy the places in Bhuj- Indus Valley Civilisation
Places to visit in Bhuj
• White desert
• Mata no Madh
• Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj
• Dattatreya temple at Kalo dungar
• Hiralakshmi memorial craft park
• Vande Mataram memorial
• Aina Mahal
• Narayan Sarovar
• Bhujia Hill
• Kutch Fossil park
• Prag Mahal Palace
• Kranti Tirth for Shyamji Krishna
• Kutch Museum
• Hamirsar lake
• Bharatiya Sanskruti Darshan
• Museum Quality textiles
If you are planning to visit Bhuj don’t miss the famous Rann Utsav that takes place in White Rann which is approximately 74 km from Bhuj. Various transportation is available with ease that regularly works to and fro from Bhuj to Rann of Kutch. If you are planning to go straight away to Rann of Kutch, Bhuj will be your first destination. Desert is white because of the layers of salt it has.
Rann Utsav at a glance:
Gujarat Tourism organizes famous Rannotsav to exhibit and showcase the rich culture of the place to the visitors. Rann Utsav is the right time for beings to enjoy the true flavour of the kutch and kutchis. This festival has a plethora of events and invites thousands of visitors every year. Gujarat is famous for the festivals and the zest with which the folks celebrate. Keeping in mind the same this festival provides exclusive opportunity to witness the creativity of the artists along with the cultural folk dance and not to miss the white desert.
Enchanting experience of the desert
Enchanting moonlight and various cultural programs beneath is a lifetime experience and should not be missed by any chance. Tents are erected and you get to experience the spirit of festivity and flamboyancy. Fairs are organized that are eye-catching and will leave an impact on your mind even after you embark for your home journey. Bhuj has mystical magic of its own that spreads its magical power of culture and art to the people of the world through this Utsav. This is a massive expansion of nothingness and lying beneath the white desert with the shimmering moon on top of you and nothing else around is like playing peek a boo with the most adorable part of nature.
Options for Handicrafts
Nirona village showcases the best handicrafts ever. Handicrafts are royal and can take sometimes more than a month to complete a single piece. Staying in Bhuj is the cheaper option while visiting Rann of Kutch compared to staying in Rann of kutch itself. Tent city and Rann of Kutch offers vibrant experience but if you are planning budget trip staying in Bhuj and moving to Rann of Kutch is the most viable option.
Bhuj has never disappointed anyone, all it needed was to get in the eyes of the folks who love travelling new destinations and Gujarat Tourism has done its part.
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