Friday, 16 August 2013


Bhuj is a city and a municipality in Kutch district in the state of Gujarat, India Bhuj connects you to a range of civilizations and important events in South Asian history through prehistoric archaeological finds, remnants of the Indus Valley Civilization (Harappans), places associated with the Mahabharata and Alexander the Great's march into India and tombs, palaces and other buildings from the rule of the Naga chiefs, the Jadeja Rajputs, the Gujarat Sultans and the British Raj. Over the 4000-year inhabitation of Kutch it developed trading and migratory relationships with ancient civilizations as far abroad as Zanzibar, the Middle East and Greece, fostering a unique ethnic mix of peoples and traditions in the region.

In a walk around Bhuj, you can see the Hall of Mirrors at the Aina Mahal; climb the bell tower of the Prag Mahal next door; stroll through the produce market; have a famous Kutchi pau bhaji for lunch; examine the 2000-year-old Kshatrapa inscriptions in the Kutch Museum; admire the sculptures of Ramayana characters at the Ramakund stepwell; walk around Hamirsar Lake and watch children jumping into it from the lake walls as the hot afternoon sun subsides; and catch the sunset among the chhatardis of the Kutchi royal family in a peaceful field outside the center of town.

Bhuj has an average elevation of 110 metres (360 feet). On the eastern side of the town is a hill known as Bhujiyo  Dungar, on which there is Bhujia Fort, that separates Bhuj city and Madhapar town. It has one big lake named Hamirsar and several small lakes.
The old city was surrounded by the fort, which had five major gates and one small gate known as "chathi bari" (sixth window). Much of the fort wall has either fallen down or been demolished, due to the city's development and the earthquake of 2001.
Alfred High School the first High School of Kutch established in 1870 is also an architect heritage of town. Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University is located in Bhuj..

Bhuj is a famous destination for shopping of handicraft work. Artists of nearby villages bring their art work for sale in Bhuj. Important landmarks for people wishing to study and know more about Kutchi embroidery are Shrujan, Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS), Kalaraksha and Women Artisans' Marketing Agency (WAMA, Bandhini).
J. P. Dutta's Hindi film Refugee and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam were shot on location in the Great Rann of Kutch and other locations in and around theKutch district of Gujarat, India. Aamir Khan’s Lagaan was also shot in Bhuj. Recently Vishal Bharadwaj’s  Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola was also shot there.

Post the tragic earthquake of 2001 Bhuj has resurfaced as a major industry centre with large companies like AMW( Asia Motor works) Essar, Adani Group, Suzlon, Sanghi Group, Tata Power, Welspun, Videocon International Ltd, Surya Group, JP Group and Electrotherm have set up shop here. Kutch houses India's only salt desert, the Great Rann of Kutch. The key industries in Kutchh include Engineering, Power, Steel Pipes, Cement, Handicrafts.
Emerging industry sectors include Construction, Chemicals, Ceramics and Textiles. Kutchh contributes to over 60% of Gujarat's total salt production which is largely exported to countries like Bangladesh and Korea.It is the world's largest producer of Submerged Arc Welded (SAW) pipes.Home to India's largest sponge iron plant with an existing capacity of 4.6 million tonnes p.a

Govt of Gujarat also conducts Rann Utsav in the month of December & Janurary in order to increase tourism in this destination.

 Eagle travels has a services to Bhuj daily, It is a regular service from Baroda to Bhuj,This is an overnite  Non AC sleeper services.For booking you can call us on 079-61555555 or log on to our website

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