Best Time To Visit Kutch

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What is the best time to visit Kutch?

As we shift westwards of a truly incredible India, we come across an offbeat region in the state of Gujarat - Kutch. Winters (November-Feb) are the best time to visit Kutch, mainly because of the full moon nights as the reflection of the moonlight on the white sand turns the place into an absolute paradise. The Rann Festival is also organised during the same time, and that increases the scope for a lot of activities in and around the region. Summers should be avoided as temperatures can go as high as 45 degree celcius. 

Weather in Kutch


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Monthly Weather in Kutch

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 14 27
February 17 32
March 21 35
April 24 38
May 27 39
June 28 37
July 28 33
August 27 31
September 25 33
October 24 33
November 19 33
December 17 31

Kutch in Winter (November-February)

This is the time when the desert comes to life in its full glory of thousand hues. The days are hot but pleasant whereas the temperature tends to drop to single digits once the sun sets. The weather is more moderate and delightful. Winter is the best time to visit Kutch for another reason, and that is the Rann Utsav being celebrated from November to February. The culture of desert tribes, the full moon nights, and the sound of music and the sight of dance, bonfires across the dunes – there is nothing not to love about Kutch during winter. If you find yourself in Rann, do not miss the horseback and camel rides. Besides, hiring an ATV and going for paramotoring is something worth undertaking! Being the time for festivals, winter is the hence the ideal time to visit Kutch.
Rann Utsav
Rann Utsav

To wrap things up, the tourist season in Kutch starts in October and ends by March. The winter season is undoubtedly the best time to visit Kutch for mainly two reasons – the pleasant climate guaranteeing ease of sightseeing and the season of festivals energises the ambience of the place even more. Bird watching sites are also at its prime during the beginning of winter.

Monsoon is not always the best time to visit as many places are banned due to rainfall and water logging issues. Finally, the worst time being the summer season that is hot and humid, making it extremely difficult and uncomfortable for the tourists to explore the place properly.

Kutch in Monsoon (June-September)

The rains arrive in Kutch by the end of June and last all the way until September. Although the showers are not severe, it still serves the purpose of relieving the area from the heat. The surrounding regions start turning green and the Banni Grasslands blossoms in the parched lands. It is during the monsoon when migratory birds arrive at Kutch in large numbers, which is a pleasing sight for the sore eyes. You can plan a visit to the various sanctuaries spread across Kutch. These sanctuaries are the safe havens for local wildlife, such as the Wild Ass. If you are a nature enthusiast and are into wildlife photography, Kutch during the monsoon season will be a land of treasure for you! However, a lot depends on the road connectivity provided waterlogging scenarios are not hindering them.
Indian Wild Ass at Little Rann of Kutch
Wild Ass at the Little Rann of Kutch

Kutch in Summer (April-June)

The summer begins from the month of April and lasts till the month of June. Kutch is absolute not an ideal place to visit during the summer season. The sun pours it rage on the land without any mercy. It is furiously hot with temperatures going up to 50 degree Celsius at noon. Although the nights are considerably cooler, the arid landscapes with no sign of vegetation to offer any calmness make Kutch not a suitable destination for summer travellers.
Rann of Kutch in Summer
Rann of Kutch in Summer

Events in Kutch

Navratri, Mata No Madh, Bhuj

9th - 18th October

The Ashapura Mata temple was built in the 14th century by two Karad Vanias. During Chaitra Navratri & Ashwin Navratri, lakhs of devotees from all over the state come here to pay their respects.

Rann Utsav

1st November 2018 - 20th February 2019

Rann Utsav in Kutch provides a multifaceted view of the place's culture, tradition, artwork, and natural beauty. It celebrates the magnificent beauty and ethnic flavor of Kutch through crafts, music and dance and its stunning landscape of endless white deserts. The full moon's reflection on the beautiful white sands marks the beginning of the Rann Utsav in Kutch.

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