Bhuj, the beautiful walled city, which is situated in the Kutch district of Gujarat, got its name from the Bhujia Fortress, which surrounded the Bhuj; this Bhujia Fortress is located on a nearby hill known as Bhujiyo Dungar which offers you a scenic view. Bhuj was founded by a local ruler named Maharao Hamir in 1510. From the mid sixteenth century, Bhuj became more important as a city, during the reign of the ruler named Jadeja Rajput. Later, in 1549, bhuj was made the state capital by another ruler named, Rao Khengarji I. Later, Bhuj remained an independent princely state during the British rule. In, 1947 when India became independent, Bhuj became a part of India. Bhuj was the former capital of Kutch, is now the headquarters of the district. Since Bhuj was a walled city, it had a very spirited and vigorous history, the city was surrounded by 35 feet high walls and towers with 51 guns to boot, and much of the fort wall has either been fallen down or been demolished, because of the earthquake of 2001 and due to the city's development. The Bhujiyo hill was located in such a manner, that the soldiers would keep a spy on enemies from the Bhujiyo hill and alert their defenses.
Bhuj History witnesses to many important events that have created an impact on the human civilization. History of Bhuj has witnessed expel of the Pandavas during the Mahabharata. Also, Bhuj History has witnessed the political capture by the Alexander the Great, the Indus Valley Civilization (Harappans). The beautiful havelis and old palaces in Bhuj give a clear picture of the Bhuj History and Bhuj Culture.
History of Bhuj cannot be completed without mentioning that this beautiful city had been struck by two deadly earthquakes. On 21 July 1956 and on 26 January 2001, the city of Bhuj was tormented by earthquakes which caused a great impact on the lives of the people in Bhuj. Bhuj Earthquake damaged much of the part of the Bhuj including, roads of the Bhuj, properties of peoples, temples, palace, etc. Bhuj Earthquake damaged the colourful life of people of Bhuj. But Bhuj Earthquake failed to damage the spirit of the Bhuj People. The spirit of the people living in Bhuj has shown that there has been progress in the Bhuj, and has restored its life and colour by rebuilding the Bhuj, improvements to roads, infrastructure and overcoming the effects of Bhuj Earthquake. In this article you can also search information about Bhuj Tourism, Bhuj Car Rental, Bhuj Resorts, and Bhuj Tour.