Bhuj is one of the most important cities of the Kutch region of Indian state Gujarat. It is also known as the Jaisalmer of Gujrat. The name of this city is derived from the Bhujiyo Dungar hummock which is just three kilometres away from the city centre.
Bhuj has always been the heaven for those tourists who are looking to buy some traditional Guajarati handicrafts. The intricately embroidered clothes are the speciality of this region. The houses and temples of this city are excellent illustrations of the prime Guajarati construction style. After being shattered by the massive earthquake of 2001, the city has now almost reverted back to its original splendour.
There are many tourists attraction in Bhuj, to pull travellers from all around the world, apart from its magnificent handicrafts. Swaminarayan Sampraday temple in Bhuj, built in the year 1822, is one of its first. The Aina Mehal or Palace of Mirrors was built in eighteenth century. The white desert of Bhuj is full of salt is a region of breathtaking beauty. The Kuchch Museum is believed to be the oldest museum of Gujarat. The museum has nice collection of relics illustrating the rich culture and history of the city.