Visit Area Sights such as Rann of Kutch and Bhuj Markets
Book your hotel accommodations at the Radisson Kandla for a convenient stay near the top attractions and industrial hubs of the Kutch district. The area is rich with important cultural attractions, including the revered Gandhi Samadhi structure, Bhardeshwar Temple and Purneshwar Temple. You can rent a car to visit the walled city of Bhuj, home to shopping stalls and beautiful palaces, or to explore India's natural beautiful and see wildlife at the Rann of Kutch and the Banni Grasslands. Our hotel is also only 10 kilometers from the Kandla Port and offers transfer service to the nearby Bhuj Airport (BHJ).Don't miss these area attractions:
- Banni Grasslands (114 km)
The Banni Grasslands cover 3,847 square kilometres and are known for an amazing diversity of wildlife. The grasslands are one of the last remaining habitats of the cheetah in India and being considered a reintroduction site for the species.
- Bhuj (50 km)
A labyrinth of bazaars and narrow streets that retain their medieval character, Bhuj is home to countless cloth stalls and handicrafts. Brightly decorated Hindu temples, beautiful palaces and intricately carved wooden pavilions dot the city's landscape, and Gujarat's oldest museum is also located here.
- Kala Dungar (140 km)
The Kala Dungar is famous for a 400-year-old Dattatreya temple. Legend says that when Dattatreya walked on the earth, he stopped at the Black Hills and found a band of starving jackals. Being a god, he offered them his body to eat and as they ate, his body continually regenerated itself. Because of this, for the last four centuries, the priest at the temple has prepared a batch of prasad, cooked rice that is fed to the jackals after the evening aarti.
- Gandhi Samadhi (3 km)
Visit this beautiful memorial built where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated on January 31, 1948, and see the eternal flame commemorating his lasting works.
- Gandhidham (2 km)
Gandhidham was founded in order to provide rehabilitation services to Sindhi Hindus who had been removed from their homelands after Pakistan's separation from India in 1947. The foundation stone of the town was laid with the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Rann of Kutch (150 km)
The Great Rann of Kutch, the Little Rann of Kutch and the Banni grasslands form a massive, 30,000-square-kilometre (10,000-square-mile) salt marsh that fluctuates seasonally.
- Rann Utsav (Kutch Carnival)
This December carnival in the desert is devoted to dancing beneath the full moon. You will also find live artisans at work, a camel safari, musical performances and handicrafts for sale.
- Bhadreshwar (31 km)
Bhadresar is the site of the ancient city of Bhadravati. Most of the ruins have been carried away, even the foundations having been dug up for building stone. Bhadravati is mentioned in epic Mahabharata.
- Dholavira (190 km)
The city of Dholavira is an archaeological site estimated to be older than the port-city of Lothal. Rectangular in shape and spread over 22 ha (54 acres), the area measures 771.1 m (2,530 ft) in length and 616.85 m (2,023.8 ft) in width. The city was constructed to a pre-existing geometrical plan consisting of three divisions—the citadel, the middle town and the lower town. The acropolis and the middle town had been furnished with their own defence-work, gateways, built-up areas, street system, wells and large open spaces.
- Narayan Sarovar (207 km)
Narayan Sarovar Lake is one of the five holy lakes of Hinduism. It is associated with a time of drought in the Puranic area when Narayan, a form of Lord Vishnu, appeared in response to the fervent prayers of sages and touched the land with his toe which created the lake—now revered as holy to bathe in (though this is not recommended).