Main attraction of Gujrat and one of the must seen places in India is Runn of kutch. It is around 70 Km from the nearest railway station, Bhuj. People generally go there via auto, rental cars or may be in a tourist bus if large in number. You can find the tropic of Cancer passing within the way to kutch. In between you can have lunch in dhabas at max. 100 rs per person. There is entry fee of 100 rs per person but can be subsidized through proper proof of student ( On paper proof not just ID card). There are two places, one is Kala Doongar, near to the kutch, A scenic beauty point showing Arabian sea, surrounding mountains and bridge over there.
Second, is the runn of kutch itself, also called White Dessert, which is basically salt shining all over spreading till infinity (well it looks like it) and you can walk over it, play something with friends, can have some quite time staring at the horizon, horse riding, long walk in any direction you want, can have beautiful photo shoot, sunrise and sunset are awesome there, star gazing ( a lot and lot of stars.. bringing wow!! in your face) and also full moon looks just perfect there.
There is also a Runn Utsav, which includes various fun activities, introduces you to its culture, stay in those rounded huts called Bhunga-traditional homes of Kutch and many more things. This whole thing is available in some package. Many families and tourist come to visit for this Runn Utsav. But as we were students, we decided not to take this package and explore ourselves.
Vijaya Vilas Palace is the famous one time summer palace of Jadeja Rajas of Kutch located on sea-beach of Mandvi in Kutch, Gujarat, India.
The shooting of many scenes and song of hit Bollywood film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was done at this palace. This place is around 8 km from mandavi bus stand and to reach mandavi, you can take bus from Bhuj.
Mandavi is around 60 kms from Bhuj, buses keeps on running frequently in every 10 minutes. Beach is 2 kms from Bus stand. Its very nice beach, you can see wind mill closely from there and camel riding, horse riding was also available there, along with small water rides. Water was quite clean and there was proper changing washrooms there, in case you want to have fun.
Bhuj has various guest house and hotels ranging from cheap to costly rooms. There are some palaces to visit in Bhuj itself, Aaina mahal and prag mahal. These are situated inside city of Bhuj and you can visit these from inside with minimal charges of around 20 rs. These mahal shows very nicely carved stonework.