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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 Street Food in Bhuj

Shankar Vadapav

This food stall is a local legend. Try a vadapav (basically a spiced fried potato with chutney in a sandwich) or go big and get the mirchvada (fluffy fried dough covering a whole chilli pepper that’s stuffed with a …
Top Choice Mughlai in Bhuj


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. There are also dosas and…
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…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Bhuj


This stylish restaurant inside Hotel Prince gets packed at lunchtime as locals and visitors alike pile in for the excellent bottomless Gujarati thali.
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,…