Bhuj Airport, renamed as Shyamji Krishna Verma Bhuj Airport (BHJ), is approximately 3 km north of the city of Bhuj, located in the Kutch district of Gujarat state. It shares its runway with the Bhuj Rudra Mata Airport Base, a part of the South-Western Air Command, and is jointly operated by the Indian Air Force, and the Airport Authority (AAI) of India. It is situated almost 48 km off the Indo-Pakistan border.
It was once again devastated during the Gujarat earthquake of 2001, and was again rebuilt with a new terminal building at a cost of RS. 400 million. It was opened to civilian aircraft from 2003 onwards.
Bhuj, a desert city, is an important tourist destination in Gujarat, with its ancient and medieval history, right from pre-historic times. Finds from the Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan), sites from the Indian epic – Mahabharata, palaces and buildings of the Naga kings, Jadeja Rajputs, and Sultans of Gujarat are some of its attractions. It is also the starting point to the Rann of Kutch, a natural reserve. Famous sights of Bhuj include Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal Palace of Mirrors, Sri Swaminarayan Mandir (the earliest one of these sampradaya temples), Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Mandvi Beach, Hamirsar Lake, to name a few. It is a shopper’s paradise with shops selling traditional and colorful handicrafts, garments, jewelry, etc.
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