About Kutch2023-10-25T09:41:15+05:30

About Kutch



The Rann of Kutch is a salt marshy land in the Thar Desert in the Kutch district of western Gujarat. It lies between Gujarat in India and the Sindh province in Pakistan. It comprises of around 30,000 sq. km of land which includes The Great Rann of Kutch, The Little Rann of Kutch and Banni grassland. The Rann of Kutch is famous for its white salty desert sand and is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world.‘Rann’ means desert in Hindi which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Irina’ which also means desert. The inhabitants of Kutch are called Kutchhi and have a language of their own with the same name. Most of the population in Rann of Kutch comprises of Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs.

The Rann of Kutch region is also home to a range of ecologically rich wildlife such as the flamingos and the wild ass that can be spotted around the desert often. Rann is also a part of a few sanctuaries such as the Indian wild ass sanctuary, Kutch desert wildlife sanctuary etc. It is a paradise for wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Moreover, It is famous for colourful culture, a mixture of amazing Gujarati language influenced with the regional language Kutchi and mixture of apparels with the influence of colourful bandhni, turban, dhoti and kediyu which are said to be a regional dress code. Therefore, can be said the white, glittering crown to the mother nation India and this salty land shines like a diamond.

Facts About Kachchh

Spread Across 7,500 SQ. KM.

Kala Dungar At 1,500 FT.

Kharai Camels

Kachchhi Craft

Kachchhi Food

it’s Unique History

Adventure Activities

Famous Film Shooting Spot

Visiting Place In Kachchh

Nearby Attractions

Mandavi Beach

09:00 AM To 05:00 PM

From Rann Utsav 150 KM

Mandavi beach is an expansive and picturesque beach located on the coastline of the Kutch region in Gujarat. Known for its soft white sands and sparkling blue waters, the wind-swept shoreline stretches as far as the eye can see. Dotted with small fishing boats and dhows, the beach provides fantastic views of the sunset over the Arabian Sea. The relaxing atmosphere, gentle winds, and pristine beach make Mandavi beach an ideal place to unwind and enjoy nature's beauty.

Jesal Toral Samadhi

09:00 AM To 05:00 PM

From Rann Utsav 150 KM

To east of Ajepal’s monastery, is a small tiled shed with tombs of Muslim pattern sacred to Jesar or Jesal, a Jadeja, and Turi or Toral, a Kathi. The temple is locally known as Jesal Toral ni Samadhi, which literally means ‘the tomb of Jesal and Toral’. The shrine at Anjar is under the charge of the Ajepal monastery.

Mata No Madh

09:00 AM To 05:00 PM

From Rann Utsav 150 KM

Situated near the edge of the Great Rann of Kutch, Mata No Madh is a stunning temple known for its spectacular architecture. The temple's white facade elegantly contrasts against the endless salt desert stretching around it. Built in the 14th century, the temple is dedicated to Ashapura Mata, the reigning deity of Kutch. The temple complex houses shrines, chattris, a reservoir and camel carvings. During the full moon, thousands of devotees visit the temple to seek the goddess' blessings.

Vijay Vilas Palace

09:00 AM To 05:00 PM

From Rann Utsav 150 KM

Located in the coastal town of Mandvi, Vijay Vilas Palace is a breathtaking historical monument boasting of Rajput, Mughal and Gothic architectural styles. Built-in the 1920s for Maharao Vijayraj Ji, the palace has several blooming gardens, carved arches, hanging balconies and regal interior decor. The carved wooden pillars and antique furniture offer a glimpse into the luxurious lifestyle of royalty. Used as a film location now, Vijay Vilas Palace is a must-visit to experience the extravagance of Mandvi's rulers.

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When is Kutch Rann Utsav held?2023-09-02T16:39:07+05:30

Kutch Rann Utsav is held annually during the winter months from November to February. The exact dates vary each year.

Where does the Kutch Rann Utsav take place?2023-09-02T16:40:01+05:30

It is held at Dhordo in the Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat.

What are the major attractions at the festival?2023-09-02T16:42:20+05:30

The main attractions are the White Rann where tents are set up, cultural performances, adventure activities, handicraft stalls, food stalls, etc.

How can one reach the venue of Kutch Rann Utsav?2023-09-02T16:42:45+05:30

Bhuj is the nearest airport while Gandhidham is the closest railway station. Buses are also available from Gandhidham and other parts of Gujarat.

What is the best time to visit Kutch Rann Utsav?2023-09-02T16:43:10+05:30

The months of December and January are the best time as the weather is cooler and the white desert is at its whitest during this period.

What is the entry fee for Kutch Rann Utsav?2023-09-02T16:43:43+05:30

There is no entry fee as such. However, there are charges for camel rides, cultural shows, adventure activities etc.

Are accommodation options available during the festival?2023-09-02T16:44:05+05:30

Yes, visitors can opt to stay in premium AC tents on site or choose hotel stays in Bhuj. Advance booking is advisable.

What is the best way to experience Kutch Rann Utsav?2023-09-02T16:44:27+05:30

Watching the sunset over the white rann, taking camel rides, shopping for local handicrafts, enjoying cultural shows, and trying local cuisine offer the best experience.

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