Kutch – Hosting Astounding Culture on Glittering White Salty Marshlands
To imagine a vibrant culture surviving on the sprawling marshy salt flats might appear impossible, but it exists as a reality at the Kutch District of Gujarat. Bordered by Gulf of Kutch and Arabian Sea, a major part of the district turns into shallow wetland when submerged under monsoon rainwater. And as the water dries up, there appears a silvery white landscape ready to showcase stupendous festive celebrations and colorful cultural practices. The district also hosts some popular vegetation reserves and wildlife and bird sanctuaries as well as astounding historical structures. Likemytrip.com has some carefully designed Kutch tour packages that would entertain your eagerness to discover an exclusive cultural feast.
Places to See
Bhuj, the historical headquarters of the district, is rich in architectural masterpieces like Pragmahal Palace, Aaina Mahal (admired for exquisite mirror work), Bhujiyo Hill Fort, Swaminayan Temple and royal cenotaphs. The season wetlands called the Great Rann of Kutch and Little Rann of Kutch have a full array of wildlife reserves including Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, Kutch Bustard Sanctuary, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Banni Grasslands Reserve, Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary and Chari-Dhand Wetland Conservation Reserve. The Indus Valley Civilization site at Dholavira, Mandvi Beach and Kalo Dungar (region’s highest point offering splendid views) are other popular tourist attraction.
- Kutch’s cultural magnificence is mainly due to the existence of tribal people with interesting languages, customs and traditions and a laid-back lifestyle.
- Block printing, bela printing, camel wool weaving, embroidery, lacquered woodwork, painting, pottery, silversmith work, wood carving, wall hangings, cloth toys, metalwork and many other arts and crafts of Kutch make it a unique destination. You can explore these arts live or buy handicrafts from local markets.
- Attending Rann Mahotsav is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Held on the sparkling salt desert, the festival hosts tented accommodations, art and craft exhibitions, desert safaris, camel rides and some extremely pleasurable activities. Makar Sakranti, Janamashthmi and Navratri are other popular festivals.
- Don’t miss bajra na rotla served with buttermilk, an appetizing specialty of the area. Milk and tea have great tastes in the region.
We promise an unforgettable cultural expedition that would make you fall in love with Kutch. Don’t delay it any further and call now to book.