Best Tourist Places of Kutch: Explore the mesmerizing beauty of Kutch

Best Tourist Places of Kutch: Explore the mesmerizing beauty of Kutch
23 Jun, 2024

Kutch is one of the most beautiful district of India, with the vast expanses of the white salt desert. Kutch comes to life in the winters during the Rann Festival which is held in December-February. During the Rann Festival there are huge camp settlements with cultural programs, functions and adventure activities like hot-air ballooning, etc.

Kutch is the largest district of India having a very low population density. Kutch is located on the India-Pakistan border and one can notice parts of Pakistan from Kutch. The Beautiful beaches of Mandvi near Bhuj are also top tourist attraction. The ancient town of Dholavira is also very much famous among the travelers.

Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Kutch

Situated just100 km away from Bhuj, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest periodical saline wetlands in the world. The Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary is also famous as the "Flamingo City" as this is the largest wildlife sanctuary with an area of about 7505.22 sq. km. The salt deposits give the sanctuary a white surface which attracts the visitors and is one of the top Kutch tourist place.

Great Rann of Kutch, Kutch

Located in the District of Kutch The Great Rann of Kutch, is a vast area of salt marshland, in Gujarat. The sunsets at the Great Rann of Kutch are very pleasing to observe and attract huge crowd of traveler to the region. The Rann of Kutch is famous for its natural beauty and was featured in numerous films in India, which has made the region more popular.


Dholavira

Dholavira is a remarkable site of the Indus Valley Civilization, Dholavira was a developed cities around 4500 years ago. Today Dholavira is an archaeological site in Khadirbet of Kutch Gujarat. The site holds evident pieces of architecture of the Harappan lifestyle. And also the remains such as earthen pots, beads, jewellery and other materials have been also excavated from the site which attracts tourists.


Kutch Museum, Kutch

The Kutch Museum is the oldest museum of Gujarat, the Museum has a collection of  extinct Kutchi Script and ancient coins. It also has the tribal artifacts in the museum along with other kinds of objects on showcase exhibits of embroidery, paintings, arms, musical instruments, sculpture and precious metalwork which make it a top Kutch tourist place.

Mandvi Beach, Bhuj

Located in the Kutch region of Gujarat, Mandvi Beach is a beautiful and tranquil beach which is a popular holiday destinations in Kutch. The Mandvi Beach is also famous for its camping and water sports facilities available here.

Tourists here can enjoy camel ride, around the entire property, or do some yoga on the seashore. The beach has tranquil surroundings and is most alluring quality, which makes Mandvi Beach a top tourist destination.


Shopping in Kutch, Kutch

Many of the small villages in Kutch district are involved in the craft business, preparing some of the finest artifacts Which they sell during the Rann Utsav.

The market here has many things to offer to the shopaholics especially those who admire the precious artworks. The whole region is filled with the artisan villages ea with unique styles of handicrafts. There are numerous tribes which prepare the various handmade articles. One can buy embroidered bedsheets, clothes, jackets, sarees, carpets, etc. from these villages of Kutch.

Aina Mahal, Bhuj

The Aaina Mahal palace which is also known as 'Hall of Mirrors' was built during the rule of Lakhpatji in the 18th century. The Palace once had glittering glasses, antique clocks and exotic tile works  which were shaken and disheveled by the earthquake. The Aina Mahal compound outside the palace has beautiful carved doorways, elaborate window boxes and balconies.

Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary, Bhuj

Located at 125 km away from Bhuj, The Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary is spread over an area of 444 sq. km. and is a distinct eco-system in the Kutch district. The Sanctuary is a home to number of animals such as chinkara, the endangered Indian wolf, wildcats, desert foxes, honey badger and wild boar.

Tourists can notice about 184 different species of birds in this sanctuary including waterfowl, black partridge, houbara bustard, lesser florican and great Indian bustard, etc which makes it a attraction among the tourists.

Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, Kutch

Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary is situated in the Rann of Kutch and is India's biggest wildlife sanctuary spreading over 4954 square kilometers of area. The Sanctuary is home many animals like carnivores, mammals, birds. The sanctuary is famous for the endangered species of the Indian wild ass like Khur as well as the Asiatic wild ass species, Oranger. The Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary of Kutch is a top destination for animals lovers who wants to see these animals in their natural habitat.

Best Time to Visit Kutch

The months from November to February (winter) is the best time to visit Kutch. The  weather during winter is pleasant. The Festival of Rann is also organized during the same time. Summers are avoided as temperatures rise up to 45°C which is very uncomfortable for tourists.

Conclusion

Kutch has a diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and historical sites, which is a heaven for tourists who wants a unique and immersive experience. From the captivating White Rann to the Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary, each location in Kutch gives a view into the rich beauty of this region. So pack your bags and follow this travel guide and explore the top places of Kutch.

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