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KUTCH 

Kutch district is a district of Gujarat state in western India. Covering an area of 45,674 km², it is the largest district of India. The population of Kutch is about 2,092,000. It has 10 Talukas, 939 villages and 6 Municipalities. 

Area45,674 km²


Places to see:

Bhuj 

Bhuj is a city in the state of Gujarat, western India. It’s known for its centuries-old buildings, many of which were damaged in a 2001 earthquake. Close to Harmirsar Lake, the 18th-century Aina Mahal palace is elaborately decorated with chandeliers, mirrors and semi-precious stones. Nearby, the Italian Gothic–style Prag Mahal palace has a bell tower that overlooks the city, and a courtyard containing a Hindu temple.

Area56 km²

Weather35°C, Wind W at 26 km/h, 38% Humidity


Places to see in Bhuj 

White Desert

Hill Garden 

Aina Mahal 

Bhujia Hill 

Kutch Museum

Prag Mahal

Kutch Fossil Park 

Hiralaxmi Memorial Craft Park 

Hill Garden 

Kalo Dungar 


Best time to visit: October to February


Travel

By air: You can travel from Mumbai to Bhuj by booking a flight. The total flight time between Mumbai & Bhuj is around 1h 20m. The price of the flight ticket is approximately Rs.5000.

By bus: Travelling in a bus is one of the ways to reach Ahmedabad from Mumbai. The total journey between Mumbai & Ahmedabad takes around 11h 0m in a bus. The bus ticket price for the journey is approximately Rs.550. Travelling in a bus is one of the ways to reach Bhuj from Ahmedabad. The total journey between Ahmedabad & Bhuj takes around 8h 0m in a bus. The bus ticket price for the journey is approximately Rs.550.

By train: You can reach Bhuj (BHUJ) from Bandra Terminus (BDTS) by travelling in a train. Bandra Terminus (BDTS) to Bhuj (BHUJ) train takes approximately 15h 5m. You can catch a train from Bandra Terminus (BDTS) and get down at Bhuj (BHUJ). The price of the train ticket is approximately Rs. 1100

Road/Self Drive: You can take a car from Mumbai to Bhuj. It will take you around 12h 35m to cover distance of 867.9kms and reach Bhuj from Mumbai. The total amount for the journey will be approximately Rs.5697.


Mandvi


Mandvi is a town with municipality in the Kutch district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It was once a major port of the region and summer retreat for Maharao of the Cutch State. 

Elevation15 m

Weather32°C, Wind SW at 24 km/h, 64% Humidity


Places to see: 

Vijay Vilas Palace 

Mandvi Beach 

Sagar Ship Museum 

Topansar Lake 

Mandvi Fort 

Best time to visit: October to March

Travel

By air: Mandvi does not have an airport. Nearest airport is Rudra Mata Airport.

By bus: There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Mandvi.

By train: Instead of Mandvi you can a get a train to Okha on regular basis.


Gandhidham

Gandhidham is a city and a municipality in the Kutch District Kutch District of Gujarat state of India. The town was created in the early 1950s for the resettlement of the refugees from Sindh in the aftermath of the partition of India. 

Elevation: 27 m

Weather: 38°C, Wind SW at 34 km/h, 29% Humidity

Population: 2.49 lakhs (2011)


Places to see:

Gandhi Samadhi

Shivaji Park 

Mitha Port 


Best time to visit: November to February 

Travel

By air: The nearest airport to Gandhidham is the Kandla International Airport which is situated 6 km away from the main city. It is well connected with several cities. One can get regular flights from here and taxis and other modes of transportation are available outside the airport.

By bus: The service of the state transport buses is just excellent. One can reach any part of the country through these buses either directly or through a connecting journey. The cost of transport is also very low and hence, easily affordable by all. Ahmedabad (291 km), Dwarka (346 km) and Somnath (379 km) are few cities that can be travelled by road.

By train: Ahmadabad railway station is the nearest railhead to Gandhidham. One can get trains to reach different parts of the country from here on a regular basis. From the railway station, buses and taxis are available to reach Gandhidham.


 Dholavira 



Dholavira is an archaeological site at Khadirbet in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District, in the state of Gujarat in western India, which has taken its name from a modern-day village 1 kilometre south of it. This village is 165 km from Radhanpur. 

Location: Khadirbet, Kutch District, India

Area: 47 ha (120 acres)

Weather: 42°C, Wind W at 32 km/h, 18% Humidity


Places to see:

Harappan Metropolis

Archaeological Museum 


Best time to visit: October to March

Travel: 

By air: There is no direct flight connectivity as of now to Dholavira. The nearest airport is in Bhuj, 87 km away from the same. Prepaid taxis are available from the airport to Dholavira.

By bus: The most convenient way to reach Dholavira is by road as they are in an excellent condition. You can hire cabs from Bhuj, but the distance is very long. You get buses from Bhuj to Rapar, which is the nearest major town to Dholavira and takes about five hours to reach. From Rapar, you get government run and private buses to Dholavira which takes another three hours. The buses are available from early morning to late evening. 

By rail: There is no direct rail connectivity to Dholavira. Bhuj railway station is the nearest railway station to the site, 219 km away from the same. Taxis can be hired from the railway station to travel to Bhuj. Stations like Samkhiala Junction and Bhachau are very close to Rapar. All the Bhuj bound trains from different parts of India stop here. From these stations, you can get a bus to Rapar and then to Dholavira. 

Anjar 

Anjar is a town, a tehsil and a municipality in Kachchh district in the state of Gujarat, India. It is a town of historic importance, located in Southern Kutch, around 40 km away from one of the biggest ports in India - Kandla Port. 

Elevation: 81 m

Weather: 38°C, Wind SW at 32 km/h, 28% Humidity


Places to see:

Jesal Toral Samadhi 

Mcmurdo’s Bungalow 

Travel: 

By air: Kandla Airport or Gandhidham Airport is the nearest airport to reach Anjar, which is at a distance of 8.7 kms. Tourists can hire local taxis for a cheaper fare to reach the airport.

By bus: Vidi bus stop is the nearest bus station to reach Anjar. It is distanced at 4.3 kms from the city. Regular bus services from GSRTC are available for travellers’ convenience.

By rail: Gandhidham Junction (GIM) is the nearest major railway station to Anjar which is located at a distance of 4.4 kms.

Road/Self Drive: Anjar town is 16 kms away from Gandhidham and one has to travel 74 kms from Jamnagar to reach it. Private cabs are available on hire from far flung areas such as Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.  Even metered taxis too could be considered for a budget travel from prominent places to Anjar anytime.


Bhujodi 

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. 

Places to see:

Vande Mataram Memorial 

LLDC, Living and Learning Design Centre 

Best time to visit: October to March 

Travel:

By air: Bhuj is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights.

By bus: There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Bhuj. Bus Station(s): Bhuj

By rail: You can easily get regular trains to Bhuj from other major cities of the country. Railway Station(s): Bhuj