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Friday, 12 October 2012


Kutch (also known as Kachchh), the largest district in Gujarat and 2nd largest district in India, is a fascinating land. In the monsoon period it is virtually an island. Visit to Gujarat is incomplete without visit to this peninsular district. It is attaracting large number of tourists with its vast desert and long coast line beaches. The major towns of Kutch are Bhuj, Anjar, Mandvi, Mundra, Abdasa-Nalia, Lakhpat, Rapar, Bhachau and Nakhatrana. Bhuj is the headquarter of the Kutch District. Shores of Kutch are surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the west and south and is located far away from the hustle bustle of the city. The great Rann of Kutch lies to the north and little Rann of Kutch to the south. Different shades of Kutch can be seen as it is different in all the seasons.

Kutchi is the main language spoken by people in Kutch and the people of Kutch are called as Kutchis. The lifestyle of Kutch is very colourful and vibrant. It is also famous for its crafts like embroidery, tie die fabrics, enameled silverware and other handicrafts. Sea, Desert, Farming, Cattle, people's clothing and habits and their festivals form a part of its culture. Minerals like Bauxite, Gypsum, Sandstone, Limestone, China clay, Silica sand, Lignite can be found in various towns of Kutch. It is also the home to the remaining population of Khur (Wild Ass) in India. Large Flamingos are also found here. Both Khur and Flamingos are protected in 5,000 km Little Rann Sanctuary, near Dhangadhra and one has to get permission to enter. Interesting places to visit in Kutch are Aaina Mahal, Chinkara Sanctuary, Koteshwar Temple, Narayan Sarovar, Wild Ass Sanctuary, Mandvi Beach, Pingleshwar Beach, Wind Farm Beach, Ship Building Yard, Vijay Vilas Palace, Swaminarayan Temple etc..


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