Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Around Bhuj

Living & Learning Design Centre (LLDC) Crafts Museum

Fifteen kilometres east of Bhuj, this superb NGO-run museum is an absolute must for anyone interested in the centuries-old crafts practised by Kachchh artisans. One of three planned galleries is now open, showcasing…
Top Choice Handicrafts Workshop in Kachchh (Kutch)

Traditional Rogan Art

The village of Nirona, 40km northwest of Bhuj, features several distinctive crafts (laquerwork, bell-making), but none more so than the award-winning ancient art of rogan painting, brought over from Iran 300 years a…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Little Rann of Kachchh

Wild Ass Sanctuary

This 4953-sq-km sanctuary covers a chunk of the parched land of the Little Rann and is the home of the only remaining population of the chestnut-coloured Indian wild ass (khur), as well as bluebulls, blackbuck and c…
Top Choice Palace in Bhuj

Aina Mahal

This beautiful palace, built in 1752, lost its top storey in an earthquake, but the lower floor is open, with a fantastic 15.2m scroll showing a Kutch state procession. The 18th-century elaborately mirrored interior…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Around Bhuj

White Desert

West of Khavda and north of Hodka, the white desert is the one accessible corner of the Great Rann of Kachchh – the 30,000-sq-km desert between the Gulf of Kutch and the mouth of the Indus River in southern Pakistan…
Top Choice Museum in Bhuj

Kachchh Museum

Opposite Hamirsar Tank, Gujarat’s oldest museum has eclectic and worthwhile displays spanning textiles, weapons, silverware, sculpture, wildlife, geography and dioramas of Kachchh tribal costumes and artefacts, with…
Workshop in Kachchh (Kutch)

Kala Raksha

Based at Sumrasar Sheikh, 25km north of Bhuj, Kala Raksha is a nonprofit trust working to preserve and promote Kachchh arts. It works with about 1000 embroiderers and patchwork and appliqué artisans from six communi…
Workshop in Kachchh (Kutch)

Dr Ismail Mohammad Khatri

Dr Ismail Mohammad Khatri's sons in Ajrakhpur, 6km east of Bhujodi along the Bhachau road, head a 10-generation-old block-printing business of real quality, using all-natural dyes in bold geometric designs. Go in th…
Workshop in Kachchh (Kutch)

Shrujan

Shrujan, just past the Bhujodi turn-off, behind the GEB Substation, is a nonprofit trust working with over 3000 women embroiderers of nine communities in over 120 villages. Its showroom sells top-class shawls, saris…
Monastery in Around Bhuj

Than

In the hills about 60km northwest of Bhuj is the eerie 12th-century monastery at Than. This is a laid-back place, with architecture ranging from crumbling mud brick to Portuguese-style stucco, blue and whitewashed b…