The historic city of Bhuj derives its name from the Bhujiyo Dungar, a hill, overlooking the present day Bhuj town. Bhuj is a typical example of a desert town located between two geographical features- Bhujiyo Dungar on the east and Hmisar Lake on the west.

Bhuj was the capital of the former princely State of Kutch till 1947 AD. The Rajput rulers of Kutch came from Sindh or northern India in the late 15 th century and settled t Bhuj. Rao Khengarji I chose the strategic location at the base of Bhujiyo Dungar and founded the city of Bhuj in 1548 AD.

 

The rulers of Kutch got exempted from paying tribute to the Mughal rulers in return for free passage to the Mecca pilgrims. The need for better security arose only after the decline of Mughal power at the center, In 1723 AD, Rao Godji undertook the construction of massive fortification, with gates and bastions (11 meter high and 1.2 meter thick masonry wall), surrounding the whole town. The fort was equipped with 51 guns to counter any attack from enemies.

 

The British took over the hill fort of Bhujiyo Dungar in 1819 AD and acted as peacemaker between the Kutch rulers and the state became prosperous with surplus funds, enabling the rulers to undertake public and royal building projects. Rao Pragmalji, who ruled Kutch from 1860 to 1876 AD, undertook many projects, such as- improvement of Mandavi harbor, construction of roads and irrigation works, hospitals, schools and a jail. Rao Pragmalji constructed three royal palaces- Prag Mahal and Ranjit vilas Palace at Bhuj and Vijay Vilas Palace at Mandvi.

Location : Bhuj / Bhujodi : Ex. Bhuj  

 

Duration : Full Day / 8 hrs

 

Itinerary

  • After breakfast Pick up from Bhuj / Kutch Hotel & Visit Kutch Museum, Aina Mahal, Pragmahal, Sharad Baug, Hamirsar, Royal Cenotaphs, Ram Kund, Kutch Sanskriti Kendra, Bhuj Haat, Thali Lunch at Hotel Prince. Visit Bhujodi weaving village, Hira Lakshmi Memorial Craft Park, Shopping
  • Evening drop at Kutch / Bhuj Hotel
  • Visit Bhuj / Bhujodi
  • Package with Car Only

 FOOD GUIDE 

 
BHUJ : Sankalp, Sam's Pizza, Yellow Chili at Mangalam Hotel, Toral Thali Restaurant at Prince Bhuj
 
HODKA - Lunch at Shaam E Sarhad
 
DHORDO : Lunch at Gateway to Rann
 
MANDAVI : Zorba The Buddha-Osho Restaurant (The Best Gujarati Thali), Nurani Restaurant, Vali Omlet, Try Famous Dabeli (Kutchi Double Roti) at Food Joints & Hand Carts
 
NAKHATRANA : Casaurina Restaurant at Infinity Rann of Kutch.
  • 7 days before Start of the tour . 3 Days before start of the tour 50 % of the amount will be refunded. Cancellation 48 hours or lesser no refund. 
  • For Refund thru Credit Card 5% Bank charges Applicable + Cancellation charge applicable as per hotel Policy.
Full Day City Tour Bhuj / Bhujodi - Ex. Bhuj / Gujarat (BHU04)