Street Photography in Bhuj, Gujarat

I fell in love with Bhuj instantly and this is why

There has been many cities and villages I have visited and only a handful of them made me fall in love with and missing them eventually. Bhuj in Gujarat was one such place. Here are some photos I clicked of which will remain close to my heart.

Air India Office | Bhuj Street | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Why is this Air India Office literally in shambles? Yet, it looks beautiful.
Alley | Bhuj Street | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
I love empty or quiet streets, lanes and alleys. A human being is on top if you did not notice.
Autos and Commuters On Road | Bhuj Street | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Am guessing the Auto Drivers are having a serious conversation on the corner while daily commuters start riding on the road early morning
Baba Tuition Classes | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Bloody hell, I guess Superstar Rajinikanth or an Indian Saint seem to be taking tuitions in Bhuj and teaching something to children between Class 1 and 7
Bhuj Street at Night | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
This is a view from the VRP guesthouse that my best friend and I stayed in. We were lucky to have a room on the rooftop and for Rs 350/- only per night. This is the main street of Bhuj, where street vendors sell food in the mornings, vegetable vendors sell fresh produce, buses arrive at the main bus stand, et cetera. And at night, it is a different scene altogether
Carrying Greens on Scooter | Bhuj Holiday | Travel PritishSocial
A man taking carrying some greens on his bike early in the morning. Am guessing he purchased them at the vegetable market that is open only in the mornings on the main street
Cement On Street | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Cement bags left on the street outside a shop
Chai Tea Shop | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
We stop by at a chai shop only to take pictures and converse with the local people haha
Cow On Road | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel PritishSocial
Holy coo on the streets, please move. Amazing how coos wander on the streets and hopefully without too much hindrance. Peaceful walk in the morning for the coo
Cow outside shop | Bhuj Street | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
An impatient customer waiting outside the shop. Phone call and say “Maaaaa”? Or email someone on the other end?
Earthquake Damaged House | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Am guessing this house was damaged by the earthquake which shook Gujarat
Electronic Appliances Repairs Shop | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Gosh, I love these old washing machines. They are on display to let customers know that the shop is open for repairing Electronic Consumer Appliances. This is phenomenal stuff
Empty Shopping Street | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel PritishSocial
I told you, I love these quiet and empty streets/lanes/alleys
Gujurati Text | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Local Language Sign boards – Can anyone translate this for me?
Holy Cow On Road | Bhuj Street | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Coo relaxing and chilling quietly on the street while a man takes a stroll on the road. He is wearing a jacket because the weather is cold
Hoodie Cyclist | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
A local cycling on the streets wearing a hoodie. That is so cool
House Door | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
I love doors whatever kind it is. I have a terrible weakness for that
Local Women | Bhuj Street | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Local woman walking out of her home, possibly to purchase something or go for work, not sure. But, keeps us all guessing
Man Feeding Cow | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel PritishSocial
Man feeding a coo early in the morning on the road side. A beautiful moment to watch. Food being the main sustenance of life, feeding people, plants or animals is considered good Karma. These Karmas accrue to those who spend on them or often they are transferred to others, like their departed ones, as a profit to their Karmic balances.
Men At Work On Street | Bhuj Holiday | Travel PritishSocial
Men unloading materials and furniture from a commercial vehicle on to a furniture shop. Quietly and peacefully working early in the morning
Men's Salon | Bhuj Street | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
I love the salon scenes especially open or reasonably open parlours. I stopped by to capture this moment of a barber shaving the beard off a man’s face
Old Furniture On Sale | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Guessing someone is shifting the house or possibly throwing away old furniture. All being laid on the street outside a building
Old Style Weighing Scale on Street | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
I got excited seeing this vintage weighing scale. The first thing that reminded me was of the ‘Thulabharam’ which I did while visiting Guruvayoor. What is Thulabharam? Offering one’s weight of such materials as water, coconut, butter,sugar, fruits, copper, silver, gold or any other materials is a popular vow taken by devotees. The devaswam will supply most of these materials. There is no advance booking, but for materials such as flowers, etc., which may not be immediately available, the Devaswom should be informed atleast a day in advance, the devotee should bring them. The weighing facilities are on both sides of the entrance. for the non hindus, the thulabharam facility is available near the Kalyana Mandapam. The expenses involved should be remitted after the offering and receipt obtained.There are three thulabhram counters are available in temple and there is no advance booking for thulabharam offerings. The items will be available with devaswom or contractor or devotees can perform with their own items.
Street Dentist in Bhuj | PritishSocial
Patients are often charged as little as 125 rupees for a procedure such as a bridge—which, at a licensed dentist, could be as expensive as 10,000 rupees. Many learn the trade from their parents. Street dentistry is not confined to India. In Paris in 2003, 23 unlicensed dentists who practiced out of cafes and grocery stores were arrested. The dentists involved were Syrian immigrants who provided dental services mostly for other immigrants who did not have health insurance.
Street Dog outside house | Bhuj Holiday | Travel PritishSocial
A street dog was waiting outside a house and am guessing it was hungry and waiting to be fed or was eager to go inside haha. Cute doggie!
Street Photography | Cows | Bhuj | Travel | PritishSocial
Off late, I have started developing love towards cows, reasons are plenty. Here, a few cows are being fed by few human beings. It was a beautiful moment to capture. My dad is currently one of the trustee members of Lord Matapalli Narasimha temple he visits in Andhra Pradesh. He tells me stories of how many years back there was only handful of cows but now there are many, and thanks to a certain set of human beings for donating money which helped to increase the coo population. I love COOs.
Street Puppy | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
It was an AWWWW moment because of this pup who was sitting quietly on a corner between two bikes. I become happier after seeing pups. Doesn’t this one look cute?
Tea Shop and Woman Labourer | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
A shop owner opening up in the morning and a woman labourer carrying things (don’t know what it is) were really interesting scenes to watch
Telephone Connections | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Telephone Junction Box – Stay Connected! I’d love to tap a few lines just to hear to how people from this part of the world sound on the phone
Vintage House | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Am guessing this old house was damaged because of the earthquake in 2015
Vintage Maruti 800 | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
I love vintage cars and Maruti 800 is nearly becoming a vintage car today. I in fact learnt driving driving a Maruti 800.
Weighing Goods Shop | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Am guessing this shop is only to weigh goods but I could be totally wrong. I saw these 2 blokes having a serious discussion
Woman Cleaning Road | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Woman cleaning the road or working at a nearby construction site
Woman Cleaning Streets | Bhuj Holiday | Gujarat Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Woman cleaning the streets
Wooden Door | Locked House | Bhuj Holiday | Travel PritishSocial
My love for doors continue
Vegetable Market | Main Street of Bhuj in Gujarat | Travel Photo | PritishSocial
This vegetable market is open only for few hours, we were told. So, people must come and buy fresh vegetables and fruits early in the morning.
Vegetable Market | Main Street of Bhuj in Gujarat | Travel Photo | PritishSocial
This vegetable market is open only for few hours, we were told. So, people must come and buy fresh vegetables and fruits early in the morning.
Vegetable Market | Main Street of Bhuj in Gujarat | Travel Photo | PritishSocial
This vegetable market is open only for few hours, we were told. So, people must come and buy fresh vegetables and fruits early in the morning.
Morning Vegetable Market | Bhuj Street | Travel Photo | PritishSocial
This vegetable market is open only for few hours, we were told. So, people must come and buy fresh vegetables and fruits early in the morning.
Main Street of Bhuj in Gujarat | Travel Photo | PritishSocial
Zoom in to see “VRP Guest House”, that is where we stayed. It faces the main street of Bhuj. Zoom in the photo and you will notice students on the road waiting for their bus to come and pick them to go to school, fitness freaks walk, and daily commuters.
Cinema Theatre Fruit Vendors | Main Street of Bhuj in Gujarat | Travel Photo | PritishSocial| Bhuj in Gujarat | Travel Photo | PritishSocial
Lovely sight to watch these old men taking a stroll in the morning on the main street of Bhuj. Fruit and Vegetable vendors line up to start selling.
Cinema Theatre | Bhuj in Gujarat | Travel Photo | PritishSocial
Movie Raees and Kaabil being screened at a cinema theatre in Bhuj. Even a coo is going to watch it. haha! Zoom in to see the coo.

Things to do in Bhuj

  1. Take an early morning walk with your camera and take photos
  2. Eat breakfast early in the morning on the main street
  3. Talk to locals and listen to their stories and history about the city
  4. Have plenty of Chai – it is very tasty and the quality of milk is awesome
  5. Eat sweets and ask for samples before buying – local sweets are delicious
  6. Visit and/or buy vegetables from the local market early in the morning
  7. Take a walk in the night after dinner
  8. Stay in a guesthouse which is less expensive and ideal for travelling touring throughout the day and sleeping only for a few hours in the night
  9. Wear a Rajasthani dress
  10. Visit Bhuj museum, Aina Mahal, Bhujia Fort and Prag Mahal

Thanks to all those who patiently posed for photos and also took time to talk to us, exchanging stories, smiling and spreading love.

Have you visited Bhuj? If not, you must plan to travel there one day. Do comment below and share your thoughts about the photos I have posted.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. VM says:

    👍 good write up Pritish! A travelogue of pictures! Black & white definitely adds depth to the character of the pictures…
    Keep up the good work. Expect to see more.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Pritish Soundararajan says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, more content coming soon. 🙂

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  2. Mamta Sharma says:

    Now planning to visit after reading your blog , nice one .

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Pritish Soundararajan says:

      Thank you so much Mamta. Rann of Kutch is a must when you visit Bhuj too. 🙂 Will post more content in the coming days of the other locations I visited near Kutch and Bhuj. Coming soon!

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