Tag Archives: Bhuj

Layered to Perfection, Lacquer Art from India

I have earlier written about my tryst with art and craft with Gujarat but this one with lacquer was unplanned and unexpected. The artisan from Nirona village was off for his afternoon ablutions in a some local pond or street … Continue reading

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Royal Cenotaphs (Chhatris) of Bhuj, India

It was a hot sunny afternoon in Bhuj and after the visit to Aaina Mahal and Prag Mahal Palaces we were cooling off next to Hamirsar Lake munching on street food. The migratory birds were having a good time in … Continue reading

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Palace of Mirrors-Aaina Mahal, Bhuj, India

The 250 year old Palace of Mirrors or Aaina Mahal located in the corner of Hamirsar Lake is Bhuj is nearly in shambles after the devastating earthquake of 2001. A small part of it has been restored and opened to … Continue reading

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10 Must Do’s on a Trip to Kutch, India

The Land of the White Salt Desert and exquisite art and craft, Kutch is a quiet haven though often overshadowed by neighbouring Rajasthan. If you are looking for lots of colour, generous doses of history, exquisite carvings, intricate art, flaming … Continue reading

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5 Things to do in Mandvi, India

Mandvi is a port city in the Western Part of India in the Kutch, Gujarat region. It is famous for its beaches and centuries old ship building yard. Once upon a time walled city, the ruins of the walls can … Continue reading

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Shaam e Sarhad – Eco Village Resort in Kutch, India

We wanted to experience Kutch with all its flavors and during some extensive web search I came across Shaam e Sarhad, a village resort on the border of Great Rann of Kutch. This resort was in Hodka Village, built, managed … Continue reading

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Fossil Park in Kutch, India

Some experiences leave us happy, some sad, some in awe and some are a lesson in humility. A chance visit to the Fossil Park in a Kutch Village and a meeting with the man behind it not only left me … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Salt Desert: Great Rann, India

The Great Rann (desert in Hindi) of Kutch extending across India and Pakistan is a near infinitum (7500 sq kms) stretch of white salt desert across Western Gujarat. During monsoon, this entire salty clay area of 7500 sq kms is … Continue reading

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Hand Made Bells from Kutch, India

While searching for hand-made bells in the villages of Kutch, I had actually landed at the doorstep of a bell maker turned part time Morchang Musician.  After a musical session at his home in Nirona village, (on the way to … Continue reading

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Home away from Home in Bhuj

While looking around for places to stay in and around Bhuj, I chanced upon Devpur Heritage Homestay in Darbargadh around 40 kms away. After poring over the map and distances with my geographer friend, it appeared that this would be … Continue reading

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