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 Palace in Bhuj


This walled complex houses three palaces from which Kachchh was once ruled. The largest is the 19th-century Prag Mahal. It’s in a sad state and most sections are closed, but it’s worth visiting for its ghostly Durba…
Palace in Bhuj

Prag Mahal

Prag Mahal is in a forlorn state, damaged by an earthquake and dusty, but is worth visiting for its ghostly, exuberant Durbar Hall, with broken chandeliers and gold-skirted classical statues that wouldn’t look out o…
Palace in Bhuj

Aina Mahal

Next door to the Prag Mahal is the beautiful Aina Mahal which was built in 1752 at a cost of Rs2 million. It lost its top storey in an earthquake, but the lower floor is open, with a fantastic 15.2m scroll showing a…
Museum in Bhuj

Folk Art Museum

This museum has excellent displays on traditional Kachchh culture, including reconstructed Rabari bhungas (mud-and-mirrorwork huts), musical instruments, many wood and stone carvings and much more. It’s a further 70…
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 Mandvi

Vijay Vilas Palace

Vijay Vilas Palace is a 1920s palace reminiscent of a large English country house, 7km west of town amid extensive orchards, and set by a magnificent private beach. Originally a summer abode for the Kachchh rulers, …
Handicrafts Workshop in Kutch (Kachchh)


Run by a delightful family whose work has won national awards, Parmarth specialises in Ahir embroidery. New Dhaneti is 17km east of Bhujodi, on the Bhachau road.
Handicrafts Workshop in Kutch (Kachchh)

Vankar Vishram Valji

Vankar Vishram Valji is a family operation and one of the leading weavers in Bhujodi; it sells beautiful blankets, shawls, stoles and rugs.
Handicrafts Workshop in Kutch (Kachchh)


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 114 villages. Its showroom sells top-class shawls, saris, cus…