Places

 

Aina Mahal: This is a beautiful museum, built in the 18th century as the palace of Maharao Lakhpatji. It has a Hall of Mirrors with white marble walls covered with mirrors and gilded ornaments. The floor is lined with tiles with a platform above it surrounded by a series of fountains. The room also has a chandelier of Venetian glass. It lies in the old part of the city, in a small, fortified courtyard and houses some very rare idols.
Kachchh Mahotsav: The Kachchh Mahotsav aptly called the 'Mahotsav' (great festival) is a guided tour of the life and times of Kachchh, its beauty, nostalgia, ethos, traditions, culture and spirit. Kachchh Mahotsav is usually organized during February and March each year. The festival organized by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat, is a six-day tour into the heartlands of Kachchh.
 
Prag Mahal: Constructed in 1979, the Prag Mahal is a magnificent building made of ornate Italian marble and sandstone. Its Corinthian pillars and 'jali' work depicting European flora and fauna are worth observing.

Cenotaphs Complex: Built of red stones, the Cenotaph Complex is a popular site at Chattaradi. Of all the tombs here, the largest and the finest is the one of Rao Lakha built in 1770. It is polygonal in shape with balconies and an intricately carved roof. Other impressive cenotaphs are the ones of Rao Rayadhan, Rao Desai and Rao Pragmal.

Mandvi: Mandvi, founded in 1581 AD is an ancient seaport. It is well known for its production of handicraft items particularly its relief, filigree and enamel work and its virtually unspoilt sea beaches. The Rukmavati Bridge is the longest stone bridge, built in 1883 AD and the Vijay Vilas Palace are the major tourist spots in this destination. 

Dhrang Fair: held every year during February - March in Dhrang, 90 kms from Gandhidham at the Samadhi (tomb) of Menkan Dada who served the community with great dedication.

Ravechi No Melo: Ravechi fair is held on every Bhadrapad end i.e. August-September in Rav village at Ravechi Mata Temple.

Anjar: Anjar is mainly known for the tomb of Jesal Toral, and the bungalow of James Mcmurdo, which is a veritable museum of Kachchhi Art. Places worth visiting are the Ajaypal Temple and the Holy Shrine of Pinjora Pir. Anjar is also famous for its block printing work, nutcrackers, scissors and penknives.
 
Dholavira: Known for its large Indus settlement, Dholavira, discovered in 1967 lies in the northwest corner of Khadir, a large island surrounded by the Rann of Kachchh.

Vijay Vilas Palace: Situated across the Mandvi Beach, the Vijay Vilas Palace was once the summer resort of the Maharaos of Kachchh. The sandstone structure is surrounded by many fountains and gardens and has a unique design to ward off the fierce desert sun.