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Enchanting and eclectic, the expansive city of Bhuj, the capital of the Kutch region, ensconced in the state of Gujarat, is like a continuous cultural fiesta. A launchpad to admire the mesmerising beauty of the Great Rann of Kutch, Bhuj also invites visitors for its rich textile heritage. At the epicentre is the renowned Rann Utsav, which is a cultural extravaganza suspended in time.
Visitors can enjoy this cornucopia of art, craft and food, by staying in luxurious tents and concrete cottages. To get a more intimate experience of the rich culture of Kutch, tourists can enjoy homestays at various villages strewn across the region: Dhamadka for its block printing, Nirona for beautiful castor oil Rogan paintings, Dhordo for its banni hospitality and exquisite embroidered articles.The Kutch region is sprawled along the Tropic of Cancer, from Rajasthan to the edge of Pakistan, and Bhuj being its capital is the fulcrum of all the excitement. Dotted with grand palaces that overlook bustling streets, Bhuj is a melting pot of spirituality, wildlife, culture, tradition, rich food, an illustrious history and the charms of the sea and the desert.
From the 8th to the 16th centuries, the region of Bhuj was ruled by the Samma Rajputs of Sindh, who eventually conceded the region to the Jadeja Rajputs. It is said that the name of the city was inspired by Bhujiyo Dungar, a 160 m hill that looms over Bhuj. The Mughals took control of Bhuj in the late 16th century. From 1741, under the leadership of Lakhpatji I (king or Rao of Kutch), Bhuj saw the installation of some of its most gorgeous architectural structures that stand even today. All of these factors ensured that Bhuj and the rest of the Kutch had a heterogeneous mix of language, culture and religion.
Bhuj has an airport which is connected to Mumbai via flights. The other airport that is located close by is in Ahmedabad which is connected by regular flight services to Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru. Ahmedabad is about 330 km away from Kutch.
State and privately-run buses ply to and from Bhuj in Kutch. Some of the cities that are connected to Bhuj via bus services include Mumbai (about 859km), Ahmedabad (about 331km), Surat (about 595km), and Baroda (about 448km).