Umbrellas set atop the rulers tombs to shield them from the elements

Bhuj Chattardi in Kutch

A one of its kind complex found in India made entirely out of red sand stones
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About Bhuj Chattardi in Kutch

Bhuj, the capital of Kutch District, has an ancient past. It has been the capital for the Maharaos of the princely state of Kutch for many centuries. Monuments found around the town bear testament to the era gone by.

A Cenotaph’s complex

The cenotaph’s complex is an interesting place. The complex is a set of monuments erected over the tombs of previous rulers. Each of these monuments has a chattaradi or an umbrella carved out of red sandstone set atop of it, meant to protect the deceased from the elements. The finest one is the tomb of Rao Lakha built in 1770 AD. It is elaborate polygonal structure with balconies and a roof carved with beautiful designs.

Beauty carved in stone

There are also tombs of other rulers Rao Desai, Rao Rayashan and Rao Pragmal, among others. The complex has many other features too; Like statues of soldiers guarding the complex, statues of entertainers and the grounds in between each tomb where the evidence of garden still remains.

Restoring that the earth destroyed

Most of the chattaradis were destroyed by the Gujarat earthquake. Most of them lie broken and in despair. The Archaeological Survey of India has undertaken the repair of the complex and has managed to piece together two chattaradis.

A visit to this complex will give the visitor an insight into the royal way of life of the Rulers of the Princely State of Kutch.

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      Had a very satisfactory trip. "De Voyager" were very supportive from the planning stage. They answered all questions whenever asked. Ms. Trupti Roy co-ordinated the trip excellently well. We never had a feeling of not being cared for during the trip. We are a senior citizen couple. Hotels at Ahmedabad were not upto expectations. Treebo Trend Ahmedabad was the worst and Hotel Bait inn had a " do not care"attitude towards guests. This feed back was given to Ms. Trupti. In fact they changed from Treebo to Hotel Bait Inn on my complaint. I am happy they took action to make me comfortable. Good car with a polite driver was provided who took care of our comfort in a very unobtrusive way. Did not have to wait for him anywhere. He took care to find clean eating places in journey and always pointed out the place where he would come and meet us after we have visited the site. As some travellers have pointed out they should take care of closing days for some sites while drawing up the itinerary. Overall a happy journey.
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      Delhi, 2 days ago

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      Had a very satisfactory trip. "De Voyager" were very supportive from the planning stage. They answered all questions whenever asked. Ms. Trupti Roy co-ordinated the trip excellently well. We never had a feeling of not being cared for during the trip. We are a senior citizen couple. Hotels at Ahmedabad were not upto expectations. Treebo Trend Ahmedabad was the worst and Hotel Bait inn had a " do not care"attitude towards guests. This feed back was given to Ms. Trupti. In fact they changed from Treebo to Hotel Bait Inn on my complaint. I am happy they took action to make me comfortable. Good car with a polite driver was provided who took care of our comfort in a very unobtrusive way. Did not have to wait for him anywhere. He took care to find clean eating places in journey and always pointed out the place where he would come and meet us after we have visited the site. As some travellers have pointed out they should take care of closing days for some sites while drawing up the itinerary. Overall a happy journey.
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      Delhi, 2 days ago

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      Driver was good. Itinerary planning was little poor. They have note considered that so many attractions are closed on Monday. On Somnath we couldn't cover all things since they were placed into next day's plan. Hotels were not upto the mark. Specially Sun Plaza at Somnath was terrible. Please exclude this hotel for all other travellers so that you will not receive negative reviews. It was not at all 3 star. It was like staying at normal lodge. Hotel Manek Svasti was good, staff and facilities were nice. Sun plaza was horrible. Lords Inn at Vadodara was okay. Bait Inn at Ahmedabad was again bad. Spending an evening at dwarka beach.
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      Jaipur, 4 days ago

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      The cab was good and the driver was good in the sense that his driving was good but he was not so mixing type and didn't talk so much which would have been better if he communicated in a friendly manner.The hotels were all good but except the ahmedabad hotel rest all hotels complementary breakfast was pathetic..Iwas very sorry rather surprised to find that the road conditions of the entire trip was the worst which made the trip very very tireing and painful.
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