Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum located?

The Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum is situated in the captivating surroundings of Bhuj, Gujarat. Positioned atop Bhujiyo Dungar, the iconic entrance to Bhuj, this remarkable endeavor occupies a vast area of 470 acres, offering breathtaking views.

How do I reach Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Mueseum?

To reach Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum, you have several transportation options:

  • By Road: You can use your own vehicle or public transport to travel to Bhuj. Bhuj is well connected to major cities in Gujarat, such as Rajkot (229 km), Ahmedabad (329 km), and Gandhinagar (350 km), through a well-developed road network. From Bhuj, you can proceed to the Smritivan Earthquake Memorial Museum.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is Bhuj Junction, located approximately 5 km from the Smritivan Earthquake Memorial Museum. It takes around 10-15 minutes to reach the museum from the railway station.
  • By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuj Airport, which is well connected to major cities in India, including Ahmedabad, through regular flights. Bhuj Airport is situated at about 8 km from the Smritivan Earthquake Memorial Museum, and the journey takes approximately 15-20 minutes. If you are arriving at Ahmedabad airport, it is about 340 kilometers away from Bhuj, and the travel time to reach Smritivan is around 7 hours.

Choose the mode of transportation that suits you best and embark on a journey to reach the captivating Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum.

Which is the nearest airport & railway station?

The nearest airport to Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum is Bhuj Airport, located approximately 10 kilometers away. For railway transportation, the nearest railway station is Bhuj Railway Station, situated around 15 kilometers from Smritivan. It takes about 10-15 minutes to reach the museum from Bhuj Railway Station

When can we visit the museum?

The visiting hours for Smritivan Earthquake Museum are from 10AM to 6PM, Tuesday to Sunday.

Where can we book tickets / Where can we get our tickets from?

Tickets for the Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum can be obtained through the following methods:

  • Reception: Tickets can be purchased directly at the reception counter of the museum. Simply visit the museum and proceed to the reception area to buy your tickets.
  • Phone Reservation: If you prefer to make a reservation in advance, you can call +91- 635-719-9991 and provide the necessary details such as your name, WhatsApp number, email address, city of origin, date and time of your visit, and the number of tickets required. After providing these details, you will receive a payment link on WhatsApp, which will be valid for three minutes. Once the payment is made, you will receive an acknowledgment number that can be redeemed for your tickets at the ticketing kiosk located at the reception.
  • Online: You can also buy tickets from the Smiritivan Memorial and Museums website by visiting

Please note that these are the recommended methods for obtaining tickets. Availability of tickets may be subject to capacity limits and demand, so it is advisable to book in advance or arrive early to ensure entry.

What is the cost of a ticket?

The ticket prices for the Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum are as follows:


  • From 05:00 AM until 09:00 AM: Free entry
  • From 09:00 AM until 11:00 PM: Rs. 20 per person


  • School Students (0-5 Years): Free entry
  • Children (<12 Years): Rs. 100 per person
  • Adult (12+ Years): Rs. 300 per person
  • College Students (Age < 25 Years with ID card): Rs. 150 per person
  • Foreigners: Rs. 1000 per person

Please note that these prices are subject to change, and it's always a good idea to confirm the current ticket prices before your visit.

How are refunds and cancellations handled?

Refunds and cancellations are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. For specific information regarding refunds and cancellations, it is advisable to directly contact the museum. They will provide you with the necessary details and assistance.

What happens if we forget our e-ticket?

If you happen to forget your e-ticket, don't worry. The ticket is shared with you on WhatsApp, so you can check your WhatsApp messages to retrieve it. However, if you are unable to locate your e-ticket, you have the option to purchase a ticket at the ticket counter directly at the museum. The staff at the ticket counter will assist you in acquiring a new ticket for your visit.

What do my tickets include?

Your memorial ticket provides you with access to various attractions and features, including the memorial itself, the Sun-Point, the world's largest Miyawaki Forest, and the check-dam reservoirs. This ticket allows you to explore and experience these areas within the memorial.

Similarly, your museum ticket grants you entry to the museum, giving you the opportunity to explore all the exhibits and displays it offers. You will have access to the diverse collection and educational content showcased within the museum during your visit.

What form of Payment is accepted for Tickets at the counter?

At the ticket counter of Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum, you can make payments using various methods. The following forms of payment are accepted:

  • Cash: You can pay for your tickets using cash.
  • Credit Cards: Major credit cards are accepted for payment at the ticket counter.
  • Debit Cards: Debit cards issued by recognized banks can be used to make payment for the tickets.
  • UPI: Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is also accepted as a payment method at the ticket counter. You can make UPI payments using compatible mobile apps or payment platforms.

These payment options are provided for the flexibility and convenience of the visitors.

What is the validity of the tickets?

The tickets for Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum are valid for one day only. Once purchased, you can use the ticket for admission to the museum and memorial on the day of your visit. Please ensure to plan your visit accordingly within the validity period of the ticket.

When is the Museum shut over the week?

The Smritivan Earthquake Museum remains closed on Mondays. Visitors are advised to plan their visit accordingly and schedule their visit on any day from Tuesday to Sunday, when the museum is open to the public.

Is Smritivan Earthquake Memorial shut on government holidays?

Any additional days, apart from Mondays on which the museum is closed will be announced on the official social media page. For the latest updates and information on closure dates, it is recommended to follow @smritivanearthquakemuseum on Instagram.

Where can I stay?

There are several options for accommodation in Bhuj, where you can stay during your visit to the Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum. Here are a few options:

  • Hotels: Bhuj has a range of hotels ranging from budget to luxury. These hotels offer comfortable rooms, amenities, and services for a pleasant stay.
  • Guesthouses: There are also guesthouses and homestays available in Bhuj, which provide a more intimate and homely experience. These accommodations are often run by local families and offer a cozy and personalized stay.

It's recommended to check online booking platforms or contact local tourism offices for more information and to find accommodation options that suit your preferences and budget.

Are Refreshment & Food Available in the Facility?

Yes, Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum provides refreshment and food options for visitors. Inside the museum, you will find a multi-cuisine restaurant where you can enjoy a variety of dishes. Additionally, there is a small cafe available that offers refreshments and snacks.

Moreover, throughout the memorial, you will come across other cafes spread across the premises. These cafes provide additional options for refreshments and food, ensuring that visitors have convenient access to dining facilities during their visit.

Are the facilities equipped for especially abled and senior citizens?

Yes, Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum is equipped with facilities to accommodate specially abled individuals and senior citizens. The museum provides ramps and elevators throughout the premises to ensure accessibility. There is a golf-cart service available specifically for reaching the Sun-Point and the museum, offering convenience for those who may require assistance.

Furthermore, wheelchairs are provided for visitors who require them. These measures aim to enhance the experience and accessibility for individuals with special needs or mobility challenges, as well as to ensure the comfort and convenience of senior citizens during their visit to the museum.

How long does a complete experience/visit take?

A complete visit to the Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum typically takes around 2 to 3 hours. This timeframe allows visitors to explore and appreciate the exhibits and displays within the museum. Additionally, it is recommended to allocate another hour or two for the memorial experience, where you can enjoy the breath-taking views of the sunrise, sunset, and the moon from the Sun-Point. Taking the time to witness these natural wonders adds to the overall experience at the museum.

What are the vehicle parking charges?

The vehicle parking charges at the Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum are as follows:

  • Bicycle: Free of charge.
  • Two-Wheeler: Rs. 20/-
  • Three/Four-Wheeler: Rs. 40/-
  • Bus: Rs. 100/-

Please note that these charges are subject to change, and it's always a good idea to check for any updates or specific instructions regarding parking fees before your visit.

What are the other amenities in Smritivan ?  

Smritivan offers a variety of amenities for visitors to enjoy:

  • Souvenir Shop:Take home lasting memories of your visit by browsing the souvenir shop. Discover unique products that are exclusive to the area, reflecting the rich culture of the region.
  • Cafeteria: Indulge in the delectable offerings at the excellent cafeteria, catering to the needs of museum guests. Treat yourself to mouth-watering delights and take a break from exploring.
  • Play Area: Keep the little ones entertained at the museum's kid's corner. Spend quality time with toddlers and small children while they enjoy various activities, ensuring an enjoyable visit for the entire family.
  • Library: Delve into the informative resources available in the library, focusing on the Smritivan Museum and the Kutch Earthquake. Expand your knowledge of Gujarat's culture and topography through the extensive collection of books and materials.
  • Auditorium: Experience world-class performances and events in the spacious auditorium, accommodating up to 234 seats. Whether it's private or corporate events, the auditorium offers a sophisticated venue for various occasions.

Can I come with a pet?

No, pets are not allowed inside the Smritivan Earthquake Memorial and Museum. For the safety and comfort of all visitors and to ensure the preservation of the museum's artifacts and exhibits, pets are not permitted on the premises.