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Bhujjodi Villages

Bhujjodi Villages

Bhujodi Village Is Famous In Traditional Bandhani (Tie-Dying), Block Printing And Weaving.  Here We Can View Live Demonstrations From Shawls To Blankets From The Artisans Directly.

Dholavira (Bhuj)

Dholavira Is One Of The Largest And Most Prominent Archaeological Sites In India, Belonging To The Indus Valley Civilization. It Is Located In The Kutch District Of Gujarat, Which Is Surrounded By Water In The Monsoon Season. It Is One Of The Most Impressive Haprappan Cities Excavated In INDIA. One Of The Remarkable Features Of Dholavira Is The Sophisticated Water Conservation System Of Channels And Reservoirs, The Earliest Found Anywhere In The World And Completely Built Out Of Stone, Of Which Three Are Exposed. They Were Used For Storing The Fresh Water Brought By Rains Or To Store The Water Diverted From A Nearby Rivulet. The Most Significant Discoveries At Dholavira Were Made In One Of The Side Rooms Of The Northern Gateway Of The City. The Harappan Had Arranged And Set Pieces Of Gypsum (A Kind Of Mineral) To Form Ten Large Letters On A Big Wooden Board. At Some Point Of Time The Board Fell Down Flat On Its Face. The Wood Decayed, But The Arrangement Of The Letters Survived. The Letters Of The Signboard Are Comparable To Large Bricks That Were Used In Nearby Wall.

Dholavira (Bhuj)
Lakhpat

Lakhpat

Lakpat Literally Means A Place Which Earns Revenue In Lakhs. At One Time, A Very Fertile Land And A Major Port, It Was Totally Destroyes During The Earthquake Of 1819, When The River Indus-Sindhu Changed Its Course, But Left A Mineral Wealth By Way Of Panandro Mines. The Fort Walls Form An Irregular Polygon. Of Interest Here Is An Octagonal Black Stone Tomb Of Ghouse Muhammad, Half Hindu And Half Muslim In His Customs, Who Was Believed To Have Supernatural Powers. Guru Nank, The Founder Of Sikhism, Is Believed To Have Camped In Lakhpat On His Way To Mecca.

Mata No Madh

This Shine Is Of Ashapura Mata, The Family Diety- Kuldevi Of Yaduvansh. She Is Also The Family Diety Of The Former Kutch Rulers, The Temple Is Steeped In Antiquity As Far As Its Origin Is Concerned. This Temple Was Built By One Devchand Shah Who Was Ordered In His Dream To Construct A Temple And Keep The Temple Doors Closed For 6 Months. At The End Of 5 Months, Devchand Shah Heard Some Music From Within The Closed Temple And In His Curiosity Opened The Doors Of Temple. The Image Of The Deity Was Not Complete, The Were Missing, However The Goddess Was Pleased With The Devotion And Blessed Him.

Mata No Madh
Koteshwar Temple

Koteshwar Temple

Koteshwar Is The Ancient Shiva Temple Located At The Western Most Tip Of India, On The Shores Of The Arabian Sea And A Tributary Of The Sindhu River. This Is One Of The Rare Temples Facing The West. It Is Said That You Can Hear A Crow Crowing In Karachi And At Night See The Lights In Karachi.

Mention Of Koteshwar Is Found In The Puranas And Also In The Ramayana Hiuen Tsang,The Chinese Traveler Has Mentioned This Temple.There Was A Port And A Settlement Of 5000 Buddhist Monks As Per His Travelogues.

Location: 145 Km from Bhuj.

Naryan Sarovar

A Sacred Place For Hindus, This Is One The Five Holy Lakes Of India Viz., Mansarovar, Pushkar Sarovar, Bindu Sarovar And Pampa Sarovar. Accordnig To Hindu Mythology,These Lakes Were Formed Due To The Falling Of Droplets From The Pot Containing Nectar (Amrit) During The Samundra Manthan I.E. Churning Of The Sea.

Locatio:145 Km From Bhuj And 50km From Lakhpat.

Naryan Sarovar
Khavda-Kalo Dungar

Khavda-Kalo Dungar

Khavda Town Is The Handicrafts Hub Of Kutch Where One Can See Excellent Pottery,Leather Crafts,Ajrakh Block Printing,Embroidered Handmade Dolls And Other Amazing Textile Products.It Has A Mixed Population Of Meghwals (Hindus) And Muslims From Sindh.Khavda Is Also The Depaeture Point To Visit The Largest Flamingo Colony.Kalo Dungar Of Black Hill Is The Higest Point In Kutch At 462 Metres And Is 25 Km From Khavda, The Nearest Town.Kalo Dungar Is Famous For The 400 Year Old Lord Dattatreya Temple.A Unique Phenomenon At This Prasad Is Offered To The Jackals Who Emerge From The Rocky Terrain In The Afternoon And Evening During Aarti At The Temple.This Is Probably The Only Place In Kutch From Where The Panoramic View Of The Great Rann F Kutch Is Possible. On A Clear Day, One Can Also See The India Bridge Which Is On The Indo-Pak Border.

Location: Khavda, 70Km From Bhuj

Kalo Dungar, 97 Km From Bhuj.

 

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