The westernmost city of India, located about 300 km from Ahmedabad, Bhuj is known for its unique heritage and culture with its small, meandering streets, palaces and temples. It not only has numerous places of interest within the city, but villages around it that are very famous for their traditional handicrafts and embroidery. Geographically Bhuj is near the Gulf of Kutch, a part of the Arabian Sea with low hills overlooking the city. Bhuj is a vibrant place with many legends and historical anecdotes associated with it.
Bhuj is known for its palaces built in the traditional Kutchi architectural styles. Among them, the Aina Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors is the most famous and one of its main highlights. The palace is surrounded by a small, fortified courtyard built in the 18th century and is located in the old part of the city. It also has a museum within it, Prag Mahal, which was built in the latter half of the 19th century. The Hall of Mirrors and the Pleasure Pool are highlights within the palace.