Pragpar is a small rural area in the westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It is a part of the Kutch region. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Bhuj at a distance of 46 km north. The Gulf of Kutch coast is also nearby (17 km to the south). Those interested in water bodies, temples, Gujarati cuisine and culture ought to try this place out.
Places to Stay
The best place to put up in while travelling in the region is Bhuj. Some of the best budget hotels which are worth a try in Bhuj are Poonam Residency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Anjali Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Dollar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Ryan Resort & Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village as a whole does not have tourist places to boast of. There are however, many places to visit in the city of Bhuj. One can always go on a ride to the coastal areas at a distance of 58 km from the city (one hour away) and enjoy the magnificent sunset views over the Arabian Sea. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the city are Kutch Museum, Cenotaphs Complex , Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal Palace and others.
The nearest airport to the city is Bhuj Airport located at a distance of 51 km.
Bhuj Railway Station is the major railway station at a distance of 49 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect Bhuj to different towns in the region. Buses to the village are readily available from Bhuj. Ticketgoose.com offers several bus ticket booking discount from time to time, avail of it while buying your tickets online.