The current schedule has four flights from Mangaluru to Bhuj in a week. However, there are no direct flights between the two cities. Without a direct flight, you have to travel to Bhuj via Mumbai. While Mangaluru has a daily connection to Mumbai, the next sector, Mumbai to Bhuj, has only four weekly flights. So, when planning your Mangaluru to Bhuj travel, keep in mind the scheduled days and the layover at Mumbai for the connecting flight.
The Bhuj airport in Gujarat is officially known as the Shyamji Krishna Verma Airport. Situated only about 3 Km from Bhuj town, the airport is less than 50 Km away from the Indo-Pak border. The Bhuj terminal is jointly run by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and the Indian Air Force (IAF). The runway is used both for Indian Air force airplanes and commercial flights. The two-level Bhuj terminal has four check-in counters and can handle about 300 passengers at a time. Private taxis are available at the airport.
Bhuj is a beautiful town located in the Kutch district of Gujarat. Famous for handcrafted items, Bhuj is the home to the historic textile craft of bandini (tie and dye), besides embroidery and leatherwork. Ancient forts, palaces and temples add to the attractions of Bhuj. The town also serves as the entry point for travelling to Dhordo (80 Km away), the gateway to the Rann of Kutch. The popular Rann Utsav is organised from December to February every year. Therefore, you should plan your travel from Mangaluru to Bhuj for at least seven days.
The Mangaluru airport is near Bajpe, around 13 Km from the Mangaluru city centre. Situated on top of a hill, Mangaluru airport has two tabletop runways. Since 2019, Mangaluru airport is being managed by the Adani Enterprises as part of a public-private partnership programme. Today, the airport offers all modern passenger amenities, including an exciting range of food options. For your next Mangaluru to Bhuj flight, you can self-check-in at the specially provided kiosks at this airport.
Mangaluru is situated between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountains in Karnataka. The state capital Bengaluru is about 350 Km away from Mangaluru. The city is known for its beaches and temples, besides being a major port of India. A speciality of the city is its Udupi variety of Mangalorean cuisine, which is famous all over India.