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Things to Do in Bhuj

One of the most intriguing and unique cities of India is the walled city of Bhuj in Kutch district of Gujarat. Mostly known for the devastating earthquake which left the city in rumbles in 2001, Bhuj remains a popular point of interest with a long history of kings and empires. Famous Historians says that Bhuj got its name from the mountain range, Bhujiyo Dungar hillock that overlooks the city about 3 km from the city centre. If you go to Bhuj, there is an opportunity to find a range of civilizations and important occasions in the history of South Asia. The vibrant city portrays a perfect blend of ethnic cultures which will enchant you on your trip. Boasting of fascinating handicrafts and unique beauty, Bhuj is a mesmerizing tourist destination that will captivate your imagination. One of the must do things in Bhuj is to explore the remnants of the Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan), 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 in Bhuj. Visit the famous Hall of Mirrors at the Aina Mahal and climb the the bell tower of the Prag Mahal.

Foodies can enjoy the famous Kutch Pao Bahji while history buffs can explore the -year-old Kshatrapa inscriptions in the Kutch Museum. Bhuj is most famous for the wide variety of handicrafts which includes Kutchi embroidery with mirror work, bandhani, hand printed textiles, saris etc making it a paradise for shopping lovers. The Hamirsar Lake is a beautiful point of interest to appreciate the serenity of the place. If you haven’t got Bhuj on your travel bucket list yet, it is the time you reconsider. Have a look at some of the fascinating things to do in Bhuj for making your vacation memorable.

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