Quick Five :
Location : Bhuj, Gujarat
Built By : Roa Godji
Entry : Bhujia Hill Fort comes under the jurisdiction of the Indian Army, so it is strictly prohibited to enter except on the day of the Nag Panchami fair.
Popular For : Tower dedicated to Bhujang Nag
Presently Maintained By : Indian Army
Transport : Rail / Road / Local Transportation
Bhujia Hill Fort, Bhuj, Gujarat :
Bhujia is located near Bhuj town at a short distance. The Bhuj city got its name from Bhujia Hill. It was built in 1723 for the defence of Bhuj by Roa Godji. In 1819 this fort was captured by British Colonel William Coir.
When you enter there are some scattered buildings with an irregular area. Parapet wall is on the top, which has no great strength.
The fort was built for the defense work by Roa Godji. During the reign of Maharoa Desalji, the work got completed and the hill got the Snake Temple. The small square in the tower at the corner is dedicated to ‘Bhujang Nag’. Being said ‘Shesh Nag’ the brother of Bhujang Nag saved the kachchh from the demons known as ‘rakshasas’ and ‘daityas’
There is an annual fair held in the memory of this event in the fort hill on the day of Nag Panchami, which comes in the month of August.
Presently the Bhujia fort is maintained by the Indian Army and is under their jurisdiction and nobody is allowed to enter the fort except on the day of Nag Panchami fair.
Other Interesting Place to Visit :
There are a number of hotels available in Bhuj and all over Gujarat that are available easily. There are numerous options in hotels or a local lodge is also available as per your budget.
Railway : There are direct trains between Bhuj-Ahmedabad on meter gauge line .From Bombay there is a super fast train daily to Ghandidam via Ahmedabad.
Road : There are many private and pubic Buses available from all the states to Gujarat.
Local Transport : Local buses and auto rickshaws are available to reach Bhujia Hill Fort
Things Important to Carry : First Aid Kit, Some extra clothes, Mineral Water Bottle and camera.