Places To See in Bhuj
1)Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj:
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bhuj (Devnagari: श्रीस्वमिनरयनमन्दिर, भुज)is a Hindu temple in Bhuj. This temple (Mandir) that was constructed by Swaminarayan, founder of the Swaminarayan Sampraday.
2) Darbar Gadh palace:
The walled city of Bhuj was the capital of the princely state of Kutch in the Gujarat. The darbargodh, or palace complex, within the city was begun by the princes of Kutch in 1548 and was added to over several centuries, reflecting the artistic and cultural development of the city and principality.
3) Hamirsar lake:
An excellent place to cool off on a hot afternoon, Hamirsar Lake is where people go to swim, or sit under a tree and enjoy the water, as well as where many women do their laundry. Walking along the lake's edge is a great way to get from one place to another, with the Aina Mahal and Praga Mahal, the Kutch Museum, the RamkundStepwell and Ram Dhun Temple, the Swaminarayan Temple and the Alfred High School all located very close to the eastern side of the lake; a walk from the Aina Mahal to the Swaminarayan Temple (passing all the other sites mentioned) takes about half an hour. Further around the other side of the lake is the SharadBaug palace, and the road to the royal chhatardis.
4) Bhujodi handicraft Village:
A small town just 8 km southeast of Bhuj, Bhujodi is a major textile center of Kutch, with the vast majority of the 1200 inhabitants involved in textile handicraft production. Here you can meet weavers, tie-dye artists and block printers, most of whom belong to the Vankar community. Many will let you watch them work; just ask around.
5) Kutch Museum Bhuj:
The oldest museum in Gujarat, founded in 1877 by MaharaoKhengarji, it has the largest existing collection of Kshatrapa inscriptions, dating to the 1st century AD, as well as examples of the extinct Kutchi script (now the language is mostly written in the Gujarati alphabets) and an interesting collection of coins (including the kori, Kutch's local currency.) A section of the museum is devoted to tribal cultures, with many examples of ancient artifacts, folk arts and crafts and information about tribal peoples. The museum also has exhibits of embroidery, paintings, arms, musical instruments, sculpture and precious metalwork.
6)Aina Mahal Bhuj:
The Aina Mahal palace, or “Hall of Mirrors” was built during the flamboyant rule of Lakhpatji in the middle of the 18th century. Master craftsman RamsinhMalam, who trained as an artisan for 17 years in Europe, felt unappreciated by lesser rulers in the area, so he went to the royal court at Bhuj and appealed to the king for work, who commissioned this palace.Malam designed it in a mixed Indo-European style and set about creating the materials for the palace locally. He established a glass factory at Mandvi, forged cannons in an iron foundry and manufactured china tiles in a factory in Bhuj.
A popular site is the cenotaph’s complex at Chattaradi in Bhuj. These are built of red stones. Of all the tombs here the largest and the finest is the one of RaoLakha built in 1770 AD. It’s polygonal in shape with balconies and an intricately carved roof. Other impressive cenotaphs are the ones of RaoRayadhan, Rao Desai and RaoPragmal, respectively.
Rudramata is also known as Rudrani, Temple of Shri Rudramata makes this place a divine destination, nice landscape offers relaxing and playful family time, NearbyRudrani Dam is also good place to visit, it is 2-3 minutes walk from Rudramata Temple and Sunrise and Sunset is the most beautiful view for this Dam Site....