Bhuj Town & Around

The picturesque town of Bhuj has a dramatic setting. It is basically an amphitheatre of hills dominated by the Bhuja Hill that rises to a height of 160 m at one end and is in itself a landmark being flat on top and surmounted by the fortifications of a hill fort.

Aina Mahal

The Aina Mahal palace, or “Hall of Mirrors” was built during the flamboyant rule of Lakhpatji in the middle of the 18th century. The palace was designed it in a mixed Indo-European style and with its beautiful carved doorways, elaborate window boxes and balconies it is worth exploring.

Prag Mahal

This is a palace commissioned by King Pragmalji in the 1860s, designed by Colonel Henry Saint Wilkins in the Italian Gothic style and built in the middle of Bhuj next to the Aina Mahal. While little about it may seem Indian, there are elements; see if you can find them. In the courtyard behind the palace, there is a small Hindu temple with very nicely carved stonework. you can visit the main palace halls as well as climb stairs of the 45m bell tower for an exhilarating view of the city (Put Pics of Prag 01, Prag02, Prag 03)

Kutch Museum

During Visit to Bhuj Town must see is the quaint Kutch Museum-the oldest in Gujarat. Regarded as one of the best, this museum has an excellent collection founded in 1877. Walking through the maze of winding streets takes visitors to the exquisite Aaina Mahal (palace of mirrors). The Prag Mahal is a beautiful Italian Gothic style palace built by Maharao of Bhuj.