Bhuj Travel Guide

  • Sir Creek as close as possible!
    Sir Creek as close as possible!
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  • The Forest of Kalo Dunger : where Jackals live
    The Forest of Kalo Dunger : where...
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  • The Sir Creek
    The Sir Creek
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Bhuj Things to Do

  • India Bridge at Kutch: Indo- Pak Border

    Tourists are allowed to visit India Bridge at Greater Rann of Kutch with permission from BSF ( Border Security Force). This area is heavily patrolled by BSF and you re allowed to take pictures on the Indian side of the bridge. After obtaining permission, we drove towards the bridge to be welcomed by the BSF sentry , who advised us not to take any...

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  • Last Indian Land Post

    You are allowed to travel up to the Culvert Bridge which separates Sir Creek and Indian last post. You can see Sir Creek with a binocular as only local fishermen with ID is allowed to go there and return after fishing! At almost all the Greater Rann along with Pakistan is fenced with barbed wire but they could not erect one after Sir Creek as the...

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  • Wild Life at Kalo Dunger!

    This place is full of wild life such as Great Indian Bustard ( Have become endangered and not easily visible, Spotted Deer, Wolves, Jackals etc. We did see a few Jackals but before I could aim my Camera they vanished. But these Partridges and a Wolf gave me ample opportunity to capture them from the running car! Though the picture quality is not...

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  • Guru Dattatreya Temple at Kalo Dunger!

    The hill is also the site of a 400-year-old temple to Dattatreya, the three-headed incarnation of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva in the same body. Legend says that when Lord Dattatreya walked on the earth, he stopped at the Black Hills and found a band of starving jackals. Being a god, he offered them his body to eat and as they ate, his...

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  • Kalo Dunger -II

    The best time to travel to The Greater Rann of Kutch from end November to April, when you will be able to see the entire place as White Desert as the sea and rain water dries up. We went there on 15th October'2013, still there was lots of water!

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  • Kalo Dunger or Black Hill

    Kalo Dungar or Black Hill is the highest point in Kutch, Gujarat, India, at 462 m. It is located at 97 km from District headquarters of Bhuj and 25 km from nearest town Khavda.This is the only place in Kutch from where a panoramic view of the Greater Rann of Kutch is possible. Since it is located very near to the Pakistan border, there is an Army...

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  • Dhrangandhra Bird Sanctuary!

    There are many bird sanctuaries in this area, but this one is located just on the Highway to Bhuj. I had a gala time to capture them. But the timing was bit wrong as October is not the right time for birds! December to March would be the most ideal time to shoot birds with camera!

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  • Little Rann only Home of Wild Ass in...

    We hired a car from Ahmedabad, for Bhuj tour. After we reached Dragandhra, on highway, we spotted the Wild Asses, I asked the driver to stop the car and rushed towards them for about 500 mts, as it was of prime importance for me to capture them in my camera. Though seeing us arriving towards them , they started descending but my 300 mm did not let...

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  • Exploring Great Rann of Kutch

    I have been exploring the region Kutch which is second largest district in India after Ladak. I have met so many local people and sometimes travellers in Kutch and shared lot of experiences and thoughts even inovative ideas. This is my first try to creat blog I don't know will it be work? I sometimes proud to born in here as there are so many...

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Bhuj Restaurants

  • The best Non Vegetarian Food at Bhuj

    After the earthquake in 2001, Bhuj has been rebuilt with lots of new swanky hotels. Hotel Prince is also one of the 3 star hotels that has come up recently. They have 3 restaurants with separate kitchens and the prices are bit high as it is very clean, frequented by high end tourists from India and abroad. After returning from Kala Dunger , we...

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  • World Class Gujarati Thali : Don't miss...

    We were pleasantly surprised to stop for lunch at Hotel KBN. We also had our booking there to stay. The restaurant is really a great place to relax and savour the best Gujarati food we ever had ! The restaurant is in the shape of an aircraft cabin, the customers are given a boarding pass to eat. We decided to have Gujarati Thali, it was excellent...

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  • Just like home . . .

    This small restaurant makes up fresh omelettes ~ swimming in butter. Mine was filled with cheese and an Indian twist of spice. . .and it was heavenly. As lovely as a Gujarati thali is, it's always refreshing to have a taste of something that reminds you of home. This greasy breakfast food ~ eaten as dinner ~ had us in fits of laughter over the...

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Bhuj Transportation

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    Bhuj Autos

    by Canadienne Written Apr 9, 2003

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    Bhuj is actually small enough to get around on foot (unless you're getting weary). But, if you do need transportation, there are lots of autos. As the photo shows, you can fit a good number of people in them (as long as you're small). As always, be prepared to bargain for your fare.

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Bhuj Local Customs

  • Ahir Clothing

    We visited Habai as well, a village about midway between Bhuj and Than. It is home to Ahir tribal people, dairy farmers who came from Pakistan. The Ahir men's pants consist of an 8-metre piece of fabric, drawn up with a drawstring. Most of the men were away from the village when we visited, but this older man was eager to share his clothing with us...

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  • Local Crafts in Khachchh

    India has a long history of textiles ~ calico, chintz and muslins all originated in this country. In rural communities, in Gujarat and Rajasthan especially, a very high emphasis is still placed on hand embroidering and weaving. Each of the villages that we visited near Bhuj specializes in a different type of design ~ some work with mirrors, some...

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  • Tribal Tattooing

    Rabari women all have extensive tattooing on their necks, arms and legs. The patterns are done in black and consist of animals, plants, crosses (to ward off the evil eye) and other geometric shapes. Rather than single images, the tattoos are repeated in alternating rows. Sammee, the other woman on this road trip, and I both had tattoos of our own...

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Bhuj Off The Beaten Path

  • Hills round the Bhuj

    There are many smaller and bigger hills around Bhuj which might interest adventurous tourist. Many people get stuck in the middle of the town and finding it hard to find peace. Therefore I highly recommend you to explore Tapkeshvari hills and surrounding hills. Fore more details you can contact me on desert_adventures@yahoo.com Have a fun!Kuldip...

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  • Varnor

    Rabari women dress in black wool, with large pieces of silver jewellery. The men, children excepted, wear only white, with some colour in their shawls. Rabari boys and men are usually seen wearing earrings ~ they're called toliya ~ that are cone-shaped and look quite heavy.

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  • Jalu

    The village had a lot of of puppies and baby goats running around; at night, they are all herded into a hole in the ground, to protect them from leopard threat.The inside of the round-homes (bhoongas) that we visited were spotless, which would be incredible work in the desert. There are shelves built into the walls and bedmats are put out of sight...

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  • Aina Mahal

    The most important site in Bhuj was considered to be the Aina Mahal (housed in the Darbargadh Palace). The palace complex was largely destroyed in the 2001 earthquake ~ previous to that it had stood since the mid-18th century. It was designed and decorated by a Dutch-trained builder who even managed to construct working fountains that reached the...

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  • Royal Cenotaphs

    The Royal Cenotaphs are just outside the old city of Bhuj ~ we were told they were 20th century recreations of the 18th century originals. They were largely destroyed in the earthquake.

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  • Prag Mahal

    Located in the Darbargadh Palace complex (across from the Aina Mahal), the Prag Mahal was added a hundred-odd years after its neighbouring building. The views from the clocktower (pictured) were fantastic. The building itself showed more British than Indian architecure influences.

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