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Explore exciting things to do in Gandhidham

If you’re in the Kutch district for a corporate trip, take time between business meetings to explore all the fun things to do in and around Gandhidham. Delve into the area’s arts and culture with a visit to the Kala Raksha Museum, or learn about local history at the Bhadreshwar Jain Temple and Gandhi Samadhi. For a fun day trip, drive to Bhuj to wander through the vibrant city markets and purchase colourful souvenirs. Want to see the wild side of India? Plan a trip to the Rann of Kutch or Banni Grassland to watch as wildlife like cheetahs and flamingos roam the land. When it’s time to return home, we offer airport transfer service to Bhuj Airport (BHJ).

Arts and culture:

  • Kala Raksha Museum (77 km)
    Explore textiles and beautiful embroideries at this grassroots museum that allows local people to present their own cultures. Don’t miss the repurposed and recycled works of art.
  • Rann Utsav (Kutch Carnival) (150 km)
    Running from November to February, the Rann Utsav is an annual festival celebrating the beauty of the Rann of Kutch’s landscape. During the event, be sure to visit local vendors selling embroideries and other handmade items to find the perfect souvenir.

Nearby cities and villages:

  • Gandhidham (2 km)
    Founded in the 1950s as a refugee settlement, Gandhidham has become one of the fastest-growing cities in Gujarat, drawing numerous businesses, entertainment venues and restaurants to its thriving community.
  • Bhadreshwar (31 km) 
    Known for its many ancient mosques, Jain temples and other historical sites, Bhadreshwar is a must-see destination, filled with awe-inspiring architecture that dates back more than a thousand years.
  • Bhuj (50 km)
    Wander through the city’s maze of alleys to explore opulent palaces and gorgeous temples. Allow extra time to browse bazaars filled with beautifully embroidered textiles, jewellery and other handicrafts. If you’re a history buff, visit the Kutch Museum, the oldest museum in Gujarat.
  • Narayan Sarovar (207 km)
    Considered one of the holiest pilgrimage sites in India, Narayan Sarovar is home to stunning temples and amazing feats of architecture, all set along the banks of one of the five sacred lakes of Hinduism.

Outdoors and recreation:

  • Banni Grassland (114 km)
    As the largest natural grassland in India, the Banni Grassland is known for its diverse array of wildlife and for the remarkable communities that farm the land using centuries-old techniques.
  • Great Rann of Kutch (150 km)
    Located in the world’s largest salt desert, the Rann of Kutch draws thousands of visitors each year to witness the transformation from desert to marsh during monsoon season.
  • Little Rann of Kutch – Wild Ass Sanctuary (170 km)
    One of the region’s best sites for backpacking, this sanctuary gives visitors an awesome glimpse of local wildlife. Be sure to bring your camera to take photos of flamingos, fish, wild asses and other native creatures. 
    Phone: +91 9825 548 090
  • Dholavira (190 km)
    Located in the Rann of Kutch, this archaeological site contains the ruins of a 5,000-year-old city that was recently recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Religious sites:

  • Gandhi Samadhi (Raj Ghat) (3 km)
    Follow the stone footpath to the eternal flame memorial built where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated on 31 January 1948.
  • Purneshwar Temple (123 km)
    Located nearly 75 kilometres north of Bhuj near the Rann of Kutch Lake, this stone temple was built more than 1,000 years ago.
  • Kala Dungar (140 km)
    Also called the Black Hill, this beautiful place of worship overlooking the desert is a must-see attraction. Its perch on the highest point in Kutch offers some of the best views of the region.