Top things to do in Bhuj

Top Choice Palace in Bhuj

Aina Mahal

This beautiful palace, built in 1752 and part of the Darbargadh palace complex, lost its top storey in the 2001 earthquake, but the lower floor is open, with a fantastic 15.2m scroll showing a Kachchh state processi…
Top Choice Street Food in Bhuj

Shankar Vadapav

Just a small step up from a food stall, this grimy-walled place is a local legend. Try a vadapav (a spiced fried potato with chutney in a sandwich) or go big and get the mirchvada (fluffy fried dough covering a whol…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Bhuj

Toral

If you're growing weary of an endless succession of so-so thalis then this upmarket restaurant inside the Comfort Inn Prince will restore your faith. It gets packed at lunchtime as locals and visitors alike pile in …
Arts & Crafts in Bhuj

Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (Qasab)

Qasab is a grassroots organisation, comprising over 12,000 rural women (1200 artisans), that pays members a dividend of the profits and invests money to meet social needs. The embroidery and patchwork are exquisite,…
Palace in Bhuj

Sharad Baug Palace

This graceful 1867 Italianate palace, set among shade trees full of crows and bats, was the abode of the last maharao of Kachchh, Madansingh, until his death in 1991. It lost most of its 3rd floor in the 2001 earthq…
Palace in Bhuj

Prag Mahal

The largest of the three palaces within the Darbargadh walled complex, 19th-century Prag Mahal is in a forlorn state, damaged by the 2001 earthquake, but the ghostly yet exuberant Durbar Hall, with its vast chandeli…
Textiles in Bhuj

Mr AA Wazir

If you’re interested in antique embroidery, contact Mr AA Wazir, opposite the General Hospital. He has a stunning collection of more than 3000 pieces, about half of which are for sale, and is happy to talk about his…
South Indian in Bhuj

Sankalp Restaurant

One of the most relaxed – and deliciously air-con cooled – places to eat in Bhuj, the 1st-floor Sankalp has soft sofa chairs, flower murals on the walls and a menu rich in high-quality South Indian dishes. After dev…
Textiles in Bhuj

Qasab

Small outlet in the Comfort Inn Prince lobby of the highly respected designer textile shop, with a very good selection of well-priced, fair-trade embroidered items from northern Kachchh of excellent quality – from w…
Mughlai in Bhuj

Saffron

Creative twists on all-veg Mughlai cuisine are sure to please your palate. The tandoor options and paneer varieties are outstanding – try the delicious Mix Grill Platter if you can’t decide. It's a bit of a drive fr…