Lakhpat Fort

Lakhpat Fort Kutch

 

About the location: Only 33 km north of Narayan Sarovar lies the town of Lakhpat, with a walled fort as its main highlight. The town was an important coastal trade node in the 18th century. At the mouth of the Kori creek, the large fort walls still offer testimony to a short but glorious past. One can climb the fort rampart, the only remaining structure of the fort, and look over at the placid sea. This spot is particularly stunning at sunset. Within the fort walls, also lies a 16th century gurdwara. It is believed that Guru Nanak stopped here twice during his second (1506–1513) and fourth (1519–1521) missionary journey called Udasis. The gurdwara is a soothing spot for travellers. The soft hymns play constantly in the background, as travellers visit the ancient Sikh place of worship to see relics like wooden footwear, palkhi (palanquin), manuscripts and markings of two important heads of Udasi sect.

Brief History: The remnants of the Lakhpat fort are reminders of the spot being a thriving trading a spot. More than 200 years old, the ramparts still keep the Arabian Ocean at bay. It is said that the fort is named after Rao Lakha, who ruled in Sindh about the middle of the thirteenth century. It was the 1800s where most political changes happened in this small town, changing the hands of the town from Fateh Muhammad, who enlarged the walls to Mohim Miyam, who was the commander of the fort. It fell to ruins through the century, as trade depleted, and the people in the town migrated to fairer pastures.

Visiting Hours

Sunrise to Sunset

Location

Kutch


How to get there

  • By Road By Road Lakhpat lies 135 km northwest to Bhuj.state and private buses service the city from all major parts of Gujarat.

  • By Train By Train Bhuj railway station lies on the western railways network

  • By Air By Air The Bhuj airport lies 4km from the city and has ample domestic flights from major destinations in India.

 

Registered Tour Operator

Tour Operator

Kutch Tourism

Mobile 9426136955
Website http://www.rann-utsav.com
Tour Operator

Kutch Utsav Tour

Mobile 9913609090
Website http://www.kutchutsavtour.com
Tour Operator

Shivshakti Tours And Travels

Mobile 9601531432
Website http://www.shivshaktitravelskutch.com
 

Registered Tourist Guides

Tourist Guide

Mr. Mohammad Sajid Y. Wazir

Mobile 9978531265
Tourist Guide

Mr. Bhavesh R. Gor

Mobile 8141475257
Tourist Guide

Mr. Dinesh P. Maheshwari

Mobile 9662785841