How to reach Kutch is the primary question that comes in every tourist's mind before visiting the place. A number of options are at your disposal for reaching the exotic location. However, the most comfortable options are by air or by road. Both the services will ensure a comfortable journey. The journey via road will have an added advantage of providing you an opportunity to have a closer look at the diverse land of the Gujarat. The diversity offered by Kachchh is unique and delightful in true sense.
For travelling to Kutch by air, you will have to take a flight to Bhuj, the administrative city of Kutch. There are also daily flights to important cities like Mumbai. You can catch any of the below-mentioned airlines for getting into Kutch by air.
| • Jet Airways |
• Kingfisher Airlines
• Air Deccan
|Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Satureday, Sunday|
|Arrival: 12.45 PM - Departure: 01.20 PM|
|Arrival: 12.45 PM - Departure: 01.40 PM|
Getting to Kutch is quite convenient via train. For that, you will have to take a slightly long route, which is an experience in its own. From there, you can reach your destination by road. New Bhuj Railway station is one kilometer north of town down a little back road from the north gate (Sarpat Gate) of the old town.To book a ticket, you don't have to face the hassle of going out to the railway station. Some travel agents will make the reservation for you for just Rs.20 or something.
|Bhuj to Bombay (Kutch Express) Daily|
|Arrival: 10.15 AM - Departure: 06.30 PM|
|Bhuj to Bombay (Sayaji Nagari Express) Daily|
|Arrival: 08.15 AM - Departure: 08.30 PM|
|Bhuj to Delhi (Ala Hazrat Express) Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat|
|Arrival: 02.30 PM - Departure: 11.05 AM Next day|
|Bhuj to Puna (Ahinsaa Express) Only on Thursday|
|Arrival: 03.30 PM - Departure: 07.10 AM|
The Private bus companies have their offices in the bus stand area, and have services to Rajkot(6 hours), Mumbai(18 hours), Ahmedabad(7 hours) and other areas in Gujarat. Patel Tours and Sahajanand Tours can all book 2x2 and Sleeper coaches. ST buses run to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan via Rathapur and Tarada(15 hours) for Other places in Rajasthan, such as Abu, Ajmer and Jaipur, you'll need to get a bus to Palanpur, and a second bus from there. There are regular departures to the villages of Kutch; see around Bhuj for details.