It is possible to get out to Kachchh’s villages by public transport – for example, there are three buses a day to Khavda (₹50, two hours). You can also take autorickshaws to villages not too far from the city. But you’ll have many more options and more flexibility if you hire a car and driver; most Bhuj hotels can organise this for you.
Thoughtfully themed and customised autorickshaw tours (half-/full day ₹600/1200) to villages outside Bhuj are organised by Pramod Jethi, former curator at the Aina Mahal and expert on everything Kachchhi. Get specifics on your itinerary from Mr Jethi, so you can see what you want and skip what you don’t. He can also arrange single and multiday tours around the region, and will accompany you as a personal guide for an extra ₹1500 per day – a bargain for such a friendly trove of knowledge! Find his small office 100m from the entry gate to the Darbargadh, or call, even on Sunday.