Places To Visit In Kutch

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1. Rann of Kutch

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45 km
from city center
1 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

Rann of Kutch , a large area of salt marshes is located in Gujarat , India . It is divided into : Great Rann of Kutch and Little Rann of Kutch .The name "Rann" has come from the Hindi word ran meaning "desert". The Hindi word is derived from Sanskrit word iri?a attested in the mythological books.

2. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary

3.6 /5

135 km
from city center
2 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

Less than 100 km away from Bhuj, this sanctuary is spread over an area of about 7505.22 sq. km. in the Kutch District of Gujarat. This wildlife sanctuary is considered as one of the largest seasonal saline wetland areas.

3. Dholavira

Must visit 3.6 /5

40 km
from city center
3 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

It is one of the largest remarkable excavations of the Indus Valley Civilization which was one of the most developed civilization roughly 4500 years ago.

4. Kutch Museum

3.6 /5

57 km
from city center
4 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

The oldest museum of Gujarat, the Kutch Museum boasts of its collection of the extinct Kutchi Script and ancient coins. Tribal artifacts are also a part of the museum along with many other kinds of objects on display exhibits of embroidery, paintings, arms, musical instruments, sculpture and precious metalwork.

5. Kutch Bustard Sanctuary

3.6 /5

130 km
from city center
5 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

Also known locally as the Lala Prajan Sanctuary, its primary aim is to conserve the Great Indian Bustard. Among many other different varieties of wildlife that can be found within the reserve, there are three different kinds of Bustards themselves in the sanctuary.

6. Mandvi Beach, Bhuj

3.3 /5

116 km
from city center
6 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

The Mandvi beach is one of the most serene beaches on the Northwestern shore. Its the perfect destination to come and relax with family and friends during winter mornings.

7. Shopping in Kutch

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57 km
from city center
7 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

Exquisite handicraft consisting of embodied cloth, bed sheets, bandhani fabrics and enameled silver wear is what Kutch is famous for.

8. Aaina Mahal, Bhuj

3.2 /5

57 km
from city center
8 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

The Aina Mahal palace, or 'Hall of Mirrors' was built during the flamboyant rule of Lakhpatji in the middle of the 18th century and is very beautiful.

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9. Kandla Port and Mudra port

3.2 /5

103 km
from city center
9 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

The Kandla Port is one of the 11 most important ports of India. The Mudra Port is another important commercial port in the Kutch.

10. Narayan Sarovar, Bhuj

3.3 /5

135 km
from city center
10 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

A combination of 5 holy lakes of Hinduism namely Man Sarovar, Pampa Sarovar, Bindu Sarovar, Narayan Sarovar and Pushkar Sarovar, this is one of the most significant religious sites for Hindus.

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11. Hamirsar Lake, Bhuj

3.3 /5

57 km
from city center
11 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

Named after the ruler of Jadeja - Rao Hamir, this man-made lake lies in the central area of Bhuj. With almost all the important sight-seeing destinations of Bhuj located to its eastern part, walking through the boundary of this 450-year-old lake is a pleasurable experience.

12. Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary

3.3 /5

126 km
from city center
12 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

This uniquely named sanctuary, located in Little Rann of Kutch, is India's biggest wildlife sanctuary spreading over a massive 4954 square kilometer. It is home to a wide variety of carnivores, mammals, birds.

13. Prag Mahal, Bhuj

3.3 /5

57 km
from city center
13 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

Located in the same compound as the Aaina Mahal, is the giant Prag Mahal, which may at first seem slightly out of place at the far western edge of India, looking more appropriate in France.

14. Mata no Madh, Bhuj

3.3 /5

95 km
from city center
14 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

Located 138 km from the city of Bhuj, Mata No Madh, this historical temple dedicated to Jadeja deities and is situated west of Kakkadbhit. The original 1200 year old temple was demolished during the earthquake of 1819 AD.

15. Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary

3.3 /5

135 km
from city center
15 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

A 125km drive away from Bhuj, this is also known as Narayan Sarovar Chinkara Sanctuary. This sanctuary covers an area of about 444 sq. km. and is one of the distinct eco-system in the Kutch district of Gujarat state and it is a home to number of mammals such as chinkara, the endangered Indian wolf, wildcats, desert foxes, honey badger and wild boar.

16. Rann Utsav of Kutch

16 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

Celebrating the varied ethnic flavour of Gujarat through crafts, music, dance and people, Rann Utsav this year will be held from 1st November 2018 to 20th February 2019. An initiative by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited, the Rann Utsav is packed with leisure, delicious food and adventure spread over 5 Lakh sq metres with more than 350 luxurious tents. It is 100+ full-filled days of Kutch.

17. Anjar

71 km
from city center
17 out of 17
places to visit in Kutch

Anjar is a town and municipality in Kutch District, Gujarat. With 1,400 years of history, it is known as the oldest town in Kutch. The desert climate in this region does not spare Anjar, sharing the same weather extremities. It has been a centre for trade and commerce in Kutch for eons, being a target of invasion in medieval times and during the British colonisation.

FAQs on Kutch

How can I commute within Kutch?

You can take the buses and autos to explore the region and the villages around. There is also the option of hiring a cab.
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Can you suggest an itinerary for Kutch?

Day 1: Arrive at Bhuj airport or railway station in the morning and head towards the Tent City. Plan you travel accordingly because check-in times at resorts in Kutch are 12:30. In the evening, transfer to White Rann and witness the grandeur of the sunset. Mode of transfer can be through Camel Cart / Bus on a first come first basis. Back at the resort, enjoy the culture of Kutch along with entertaining activities.
Day 2: Wake up early morning to witness the beautiful sunrise at the White Rann. Get back to your resort and have breakfast and relax. Later in the day, all resorts offer a complimentary visit to Kala Dungar and Gandhi-nu-gaam. Enjoy the culture of Kutch along with entertaining activities at night.
Day 3: Check-out from the hotel and head towards Bhuj for the local sight-seeing. Places of interest are Aina Mahal, Swami Narayan Mandir, Museum etc. Please check timings and open days of these places before the visit.

What are the top restaurants in Kutch?

The best places to eat in Kutch are Jesal, Green Rock Restaurant, Noorani Mahal, Zorba the Buddha, Gabha's Roti, Neelam Restaurant. You can see all the places to eat in Kutch here

How much does a package cost for Kutch?

The packages for Kutch start at INR 9000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Kutch?

The top sightseeing places in Kutch are Rann of Kutch, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Dholavira, Kutch Museum, Kutch Bustard Sanctuary, Mandvi Beach, Bhuj.
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