Best Day Trips from Bhuj

Best Day Trips from Bhuj

Best Day Trips from Bhuj

The surreal town of Bhuj is a great delight in Gujarat due to its magnificent hills and splendid dessert. The city is just like a story of old times but has amazing connectivity with other towns of Gujarat. You can easily take Bhuj as a base for further exploration. Here is the list of what to explore in the best day trips from Bhuj:

1. Gandhidham

From great pains, you get great cities! That's precisely what the history of Gandhidham is and to know it in detail you can easily access the city as a day trip from Bhuj. The religion and culture of the town have always remained healthy and influenced by the principles of Gandhi. While in town do visit seaport of Kandla as a relaxing spot; The Bhardeshwar Temple, the Akshardham and the Purneshwar Temples as a religious spot; and The Sindhu Resettlement township. The journey to Gandhidham is 1h away from Bhuj and you can take the bus or drive yourself or just sit back in a taxi or catch a train.

2. Dhordo

The white sand of Ran of Kutch is world famous and therefore makes an amazing day trip from Bhuj. The town becomes the hub of tourists looking for a perfect snapshot of migratory birds. You will be warm-heartedly welcomed by the local people and get yourself involved with small village art to know the fine culture of Kutch.Do visit the Dhordo tent city for a beautiful barren crack landscape. Remember to Pre-book your tickets before heading towards Kutch. This 1h 10m away destination from Bhuj gives an exciting experience to your journey.

3. Morbi

Once the princely state, Morbi is now a great hit as a getaway from Bhuj. The location of the town adds to the beauty of Morbi and so does the Peacocks which finds the town as their shelter. The entrance to the city is iconic due to riverfront and bridge. Morbi town is all covered by cobbled stone aisles and old quaint buildings. The Rajputana, European and Italian influence can easily be seen while visiting Green chowk and other attractions of the town are- New Palace, Mani Mandir or VaghMahel, ZultaPul, Nagar Darwaja, and Darbar Gadh. The town is 2h 30m away from Bhuj and taxi services along with the train are available to reach the destination.

4. Wankaner

Talking about the royal place then you can't miss the name of Wankaner. Located at the curve of river Machhu, Wankaner is greatly influenced by Rajputana culture due to its past and now is an artifact of art and architecture. The main attractions of the town are- Ranjit Vilas Palace, the perfect mix of gothic, Mughal, and Italian architecture; and Royal oasis, the summer palace of the King. The destination is 3h away from Bhuj via train, taxi, and car.

5. Mundra

Though the small town but beach-side city of Mundra is a beautiful day trip from Bhuj and plus it can easily be fit in in small budget. The town homes Asia's largest Seaport and is a manufacturing SEZ which makes this trip much more interesting. While in Mundra do shop the local handicrafts and bandhani dress for your loved ones and do spend your afternoon watching the waves come and go. The city is unitedly holding modern and traditional business culture! Mundra is 1h journey from Bhuj and for that buses and taxis are available.

6. Mandvi

Popular as one of the best destinations as a day trip from Bhuj, Mandvi is a family gateway. Go around the city and there is a lot to explore and enjoy. The main attractions of the town are Beach at Mandvi Palace, Mandvi Port, Vijay Vilas Palace, Mandvi Teerth, Mazar-e-Noorani, Rukmavati Bridge, and Navjivan Nature Cure Centre. The destination takes 1h to reach from the main location, Bhuj. Bus, car, and taxi are all available and regularly commute between the two locations.

7. Naliya

If you have an extra day to spend then do visit Naliya for its historical and cultural sites. There are a number of places to visit while in Naliya which will keep you busy all day. To have the perfect trip to Naliya, plan your visit to monuments, natural sites, and adventurous activities. The journey to Naliya is 1.5h and to reach here, take the car or the taxi from Bhuj terminal which is easily available.

Touring Gujarat is always a great experience and adds to the knowledge of India's struggle.

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