Bhudi is a small village in westernmost Indian state of Gujarat. It is located in the Kathiawar peninsula. The nearest major urban agglomeration in the vicinity is Junagadh, which also happens to be the district headquarters, at a distance of 46 km north-west to the town. One can always drive down to the Arabian Sea coast to catch the magnificent view of the sunset.
Places to Stay
The village does not have proper lodging facilities. Budget hotels which are worth trying are in Junagadh, among which Shikhar Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Vishala Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Sapphire (Tariff – Rs. 800), New Somnath Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) should definitely be considered.
The official language of Bhutdi is Gujarati. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The best places of interest in the region are in the neighbouring city of Junagadh. Places which are worth a visit are Uparkot, Jama Masjid, Junagadh Caves, the old part of the town, Rohidas Ashram and others. The Gir National Park, famous for its lions, is also a must-see.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Keshod Airport in Keshod at a distance of 64 km.
The Junagadh Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 47 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply in the region. Shree Hari travels is one of the private operators in the region. Make use of cheap bus tickets online at Ticketgoose.com