An abundance of tradition and culture in vibrant colors, Kutch (also spelled as Kachchh) is a district of Gujarat state in western India. Covering an area of 45,652 (website: hidden), it is the largest district of India.The word Kutch means something that become alternately wet and dry, which is based on the fact that Rann of Kutch becomes submerged under water during the rains. The people are very sturdy, business minded and seafaring.
Remote and thrilling could best describe Kutch. Lying in the western most part of Gujarat, Kutch is separated from the Sindh region of Pakistan by the Great Rann of Kutch. Bhuj is known as capital of Kutch and is an ideal starting point to visit the Rann of Kutch. Kutch produces some of Country's most exquisite crafts like embroidery, tie die fabrics, enameled silverware and other handicrafts. The great and little Rann of Kutch are the breeding ground of Flamingo, Pelican & Avocet and the home of the rare Indian wild ass which is now a protected species.
Kutch is a slowly picking up tourist destination in India that is attracting large number of tourists with its vast desert (the Rann of Kutch) and long coast line beaches. Kutch district is a must visit for its uniqueness along with the famous crafts and embroidery works.
Extreme climate & temperature ranges from 2 Degree Celsius in winter to 45 Degree Celsius in summer. Rainfall is very less while average annual rainfall - 14 inches.
The three main seasons are:
(i) Summer, from February to June,
(ii) Monsoon season, from July to September,
(iii) Winter, from October to January.
Gujarati, Hindi, and local dialects like Kutchi
Best Time to Visit:
Late October to early April
Rann of Kutch - Gujarat Tourism
Kutch is a slowly picking up tourist destination in Gujarat that is attracting large number of tourists with its vast desert (the Rann of Kutch) and long coast line beaches. Kutch district is a gaining popularity among travellers for its uniqueness in terms of culture and traditions, along with the famous crafts and embroidery works.
Kutch is the largest border district in the Indian sub continent and the second largest district in India. The major towns in the district of Kutch are Bhuj, Anjar, Mandvi, Lakhpat, Bhachau, Mundra, Abdasa-Nalia, Rapar, and Nakhatrana. Bhuj is known as capital of this district and is an ideal starting point for travellers to visit the Rann of Kutch with good connectivity options with major cities of India. The great Rann of Kutch lies to the north and the little Rann of Kutch to the south.
The word Kutch means something that become alternately wet and dry, which is based on the fact that Rann of Kutch becomes submerged under water during the rains. The Rann is famous among travellers for its desert's snow white like appearance that is created by the marshy salt layer.
Kutch provides a wide array of tourist attractions that starts from the beautiful palaces and architectural marvels of Kutch including Prag Mahal, Aaina Mahal, Ramkund Stepwell, along with natural attractions for travellers including Narayan Sarovar, Wild Ass Sanctuary, and Chinkara Sanctuary. History loving tourists will also like the historical site of Dholavira that belongs to Harrapan culture. Pilgrimage travellers would find lot of interests in the area including Jain pilgrimage site Palitana, Hindu pilgrimage site Koteshwar temple, Kera Shiv temple etc.
The Rann Mahotsav of Kutch is also becoming very popular among tourists, which is a month long carnival organized by the Gujarat state government. Rann Mahotsav is a grand festival in Gujarat that showcases the unique culture, traditions, local arts and crafts of region. There are lot of options for travellers to buy and shop here, with some of the handicrafts and creation being very expensive. The festival is organized around the full moon nights of winter. The Rann of Utsav for this year would be organized during the period of 15 Dec, 2013 to 31st January, 2014....Read more
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