Bhujiyo Kotho

Hub(s) : Jamnagar


On the south side of the lake is Bhujiyo Kotho, or Bhujiyo Bastion, once an arsenal and still an impressive structure with a panoramic view on all sides, and therefore an excellent place from which to look over the lake. Look for a caretaker to guide you around the safer parts, since some parts were damaged in the 2001 earthquake.

Near the bastion, is a curious old well in which the water can be brought up by blowing into a small hole in the floor.

How to get there

By road: Jamnagar is 92 km from Rajkot State transport buses and private luxury coaches connect Jamnagar with various centres of Gujarat. If you’re coming from Rajkot on bus, the bus passes right through town before reaching the bus station, so you can ask to be let off at Bedi Gate.

By rail: There are daily trains on the Western Railway with direct connections to Ahmedabad.

By air: There is an airport 10 km from town, so it’s a relatively inexpensive rickshaw or taxi ride. Various domestic airlines connect Jamnagar to Mumbai.