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About Bhuj City:

Bhuj was established by Rao Hamirji in 1510. Bhuj was made the state capital of the princely state of Kutch by Rao Khengarji I in 1549. Today, Bhuj is the district headquarters of the Kachchh district, the largest district of India.

The total population of Bhuj was 1,47,123 in the year 2011, which consisted of 77,900 males and 69,223 females.

Bhuj has an average elevation of 110 meters (360 feet). On the eastern side of the town is a hill known as Bhujiyo that separates Bhuj and Madhapar village. A large lake, Hamirsar, occupies a place of pride for Bhuj. Bhuj is dotted by several small lakes.

A good network of highways connects Bhuj with the rest of the country. Bhuj is connected to Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi and other major cities of India by railways. It has a domestic airport from where daily flights operate to Mumbai & Delhi.

Bhuj is a famous destination for Kutch handicraft work. Artisans of nearby villages bring their art work for sale in Bhuj.

Tourist Attraction
The major tourist attractions in Bhuj are Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal, Hill Garden, Shri Swaminarayan Temple, Kutch Museum and Hamirsar Lake & Rann Utsav.
Rann Utsav is the largest tent city that comes up alive from December to March each year, in the heart of the Kutch District-The Rann Of Kutch. The Spectacular site of a glistening White Rann under the full moon along with various glimpses of Kutchi Culture, Handicrafts and outdoor activities make this desert carnival a perfect holiday destination.

Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University is located in Bhuj. The University has 43 affiliated colleges; 14 of them are located in Bhuj. The University grants degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Education, Management, Medicine, Pharmacy, Social Welfare and Engineering.


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