Known as the Jaisalmer of Gujarat, Bhuj is the most important city in the Kutch region of Gujarat. The city was ravaged in the earthquake of 2001 which left a huge area destroyed and in shambles. Bhuj was the capital of the former princely state of Kutch. The city gets its name from the Bhujiyo Dungar hillock that overlooks the city about 3 km from the city centre. The city is spread around the fortified hill that has the Bhujiya Fort atop the Bhujiyo Dungar hill.
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The city is a maze of alleys. Fine examples of Gujarati architecture can be found in the form of houses and temples. The city of Bhuj is a paradise for tourists who are interested in purchasing handicrafts especially embroidered textiles. The major attractions in Bhuj are the Aina Mahal, bell tower in Prag Mahal, Kshtrapa inscriptions in the Kutch museum, which is believed to be the oldest museum in the region, see the characters of Ramayana inscribed on the wall near the steps at Ramkund and visit the Hamirsar Lake for the cenotaphs among many others excursions and day trips to nearby wildlife preserves.
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There are many budget hotels in Bhuj that are scattered throughout the city along with many guesthouses and few mid-range hotels. There are no luxury accommodation options in Bhuj but the mid-range hotels offer good service. Most eateries in Bhuj serve vegetarian dishes but there are a few hotels that serve non-vegetarian dishes located on the outskirts of the city. The best time to visit Bhuj is during the months of October to March. Winter season is best for exploring Bhuj.
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