Bhuj, the city of kings and empires is located in the Indian state Gujarat. The city is well known for its interesting history and historical places. Every Indian knows the city due the earthquake the city had experienced in the year of 2001 and that destroyed most part of the city. After the earthquake still, the city is in recovery stage. The city is the headquarter of the Kutch district of Gujarat. The city was ruled by many kings, so there are many historical places here to see. Bhuj is also famous for its wide ranges of handicrafts like Kutchi embroidery, bandhini, hand printed textile sarees, mirror works etc.
The city got its name from the Sanskrit word Bhujang, which means snake. Bhujangis worshipped as the snake god here. The city was founded in the year of 1510 by Maharaohumir and in the year 1549 it became the capital of Kutch by the ruler Rao Khengarji. Bhuj was the independent princely state during the British rule and after the independence of India it became the part of India. The city houses many monuments, havelis, which are the standing example of the rich history of the city.
The city houses many monuments and temples. Shree Swaminayan Temple, Pragmahal Palace, AainaMahal, Hamirsar Lake, Mandvi Beach are some of the most visited places in Bhuj. One can shop for the variety of cloths and things from Bhuj. It is the best place for the sweet tooth people. They can enjoy the variety of sweets here. The climate of Bhuj is desert climate. The city gets virtually no rain fall. December to February is the best time to visit Bhuj. Bhuj is famous for its regional cuisines. So, don’t forget to taste all those gujarati cuisines. So visit Bhuj and enjoy the city with peace.
Weather in Bhuj is at its best from October through March – temperature is pleasant and ideal to explore the City and the surroundings and partly during monsoon from July through September.
By Air: Ahmedabad airport is the nearest airport from where you can take flight to your desired destination. Many domestic airlines provide their services to the passengers who are reaching there.
By Train: You can hire taxi, bus or any other available public transport to reach the railway station. Between Bhuj and Ahmedabad, you can get direct trains.
By Road: Buses are the convenient way to travel to another city or state. Roads are well connected and make your trip shot and comfortable. You can get Volvo, luxury, AC sleeper buses& other buses from Bhuj.