Sights to See
Khengar Park & Hamirsar Lake
A popular park outside the city of Bhuj offers everything one needs for a day of family fun. The park also has a beautiful lake, which adds charm to the place.
An ornate Italian marble and sandstone building Rao Paragmalji’s Palace was built in the latter part of the 19th century. Parts of it are now used for government offices but the huge Darbar Hall and the Clock Tower are open to the public.
Rao Lakhpatji Chhatri (Cenotaphs Complex)
The final resting place of the royal household, the chhatris (cenotaphs) are erected over cremation platforms of the rulers. These red sandstone chhatris were built by Rao Lakha in the 18th century. The main chhatri is the most impressive and has an artistically carved roof supported by decorated pillars.
Dedicated to Shri Adinathji, the first Jain Thirthankar, the Dadavadi Jain is an old Jain shrine attracting devotees.
Mohammed Pannah Mosque
This mosque was built by Rao Shigodji - II in memory of the Muslim fakir Mohammed Pannah Sayed.
Swami Narayan Temple
It is a beautiful temple built by Gangabai (daughter of Jethi Ghela Trikamji) in memory of her mother-in-law.
The oldest museum of Gujarat, the Kutch Museum is a repository comprising 11 sections on inscriptions, archaeology, sculpture, paintings, coins and currency of the Katchchh state as well as from almost every country of the world, a shipping section showing models of ships made in Mandvi, sections on musical instruments, arms and ammunition, philately. The section on Natural History was added in 1978.
Adjacent to the Prag Mahal, the beautiful 350 years old palace was built at a cost of Rs. 2 million. It houses the Maharaja's private collection of paintings, royal furniture, textiles, arms, ivory work, manuscripts, etc.