Bhuj is a town in the Indian state of Gujarat, with around 147,000 inhabitants ( 2011 census ). It is the administrative seat of the district of Kutch and is located in a desert region near the border with Pakistan.

Bhuj is a domestic transportation hub for merchandise and match seat of many transport companies. Other important industries are the grain trade and the crafts. Also important are the investments of Indians living abroad and the needs of the local military bases. Tourist known is the city for its old town, palaces and grave times of the rulers. Many of the attractions were damaged in an earthquake in 2001, the economy has also suffered.


The caravan trading town of Bhuj was raised mid-16th century by Rhao Kengarji I. to the capital of Kutch. 1819 Bhuj was captured by the British. In the early hours of January 26, 2001 an earthquake destroyed large parts of Bhuj and over 13,805 people were killed according to official figures.


Bhuj is the headquarters of Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University Krantiguru with 28 colleges and more than 15,000 students in 2004.