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Lakhpat

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Lakhpat is located northwest of Bhuj at a distance of 170 km. This place can only be reached by road. Lakhpat is the last town situated at the western end of India, on the India - Pakistan border, at the junction of Kori creek and Rann of Kutch. Lakhpat derives its name from the prosperous maritime trade which generated a daily income of One Lakh Koris, (Lac means 1 lakh and kori was a Kutch monetary unit). According to another legend, the town was founded by Rao Lakha, so it was known as Lakhpat. Lakhpat is a fortified town with high walls, several gates and bastions made out of hard stone. Almost 50 years ago, this town was also the home to hundreds of families involved in fishing and manual labour but now it is an abandoned town. After a short

Lakhpat, Gujarat

period of prosperity, Lakhpat lost its maritime significance in 1851 AD, when the Indus river changed its course. Since after the Indus river changed its course, the port dried up. Once a thriving town with population of 15,000, is today a deserted town and only a barren plain of limestone rock with only few families living here. It is not only the architecture but the stark loneliness and a vast view of deserted, crumbling houses which make Lakhpat a rare spectacle.

Tourist Attractions in Lakhpat
The interesting structures at Lakhpat are the tomb of Gosh Muhammad and a Sikh Gurudwara. The tomb of Gosh Muhammad is made of black stone, with four arched doors and its outer walls are decorated with floral motifs. The inside walls are engraved with passages from the holy Koran. The other interesting structures at Lakhpat are the mosque, a structure for keeping Tajia (a Muslim religious float) and a number of temples.
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How to reach Lakhpat
By Air:

The nearest airport is located at Bhuj, which is about 151 kms.

By Rail:

The nearest railway station is Gandhidham, which is about 120 kms.

By Road:

Lakhpat is connected by road with all the major cities of Gujarat like Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhuj and Vadodara.

 
 

 

 
 

 

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