Top 6 Places to visit in Kutch

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Best things to do in Kutch and sightseeing in Kutch

One of Gujarat's most beautiful places, Kutch is nature's masterpiece. The vast barren land with spurts of colour is an enchanting sight and the White Desert, as it's fondly called, is what travellers' dreams are made of. The Rann of Kutch is filled with sea water during monsoons and with salt water, immediately after. Only on a few islands will you find signs of vegetation enough to sustain the life here. The Rann is made of almost 16 tribes and most tribes have distinct cultures, different languages and a way of life that is drastically different. During your trip here, do make sure to spend time with the tribes here. Not only will you learn a little more about the locals here but the experience tends to become quite memorable. Do visit Aina Mahal, Bhuj Museum, Prag Mahal and Mandvi beach. For adventure enthusiasts, do try the camel safari, stay at the camps under the stars and experience everything one usually doesn't. Of course, a visit here during Rann Utsav is unmatched. For shopaholics, there is a plethora of goodies to take back home, including silver jewellery, handicrafts, bandhani and applique work. Do choose your stay option carefully since that will add to your experience here in Kutch. Numerous options have been added to this town's growing list of hotels and you can easily choose the kind of holiday you want.

Rann of Kutch - Kutch

This stretch of land runs for around 7000 kilometers and is a beautiful place where a number of birds flock to during the cycle of migration. This place happens to be the largest salt patch and happens to be found in the state of Gujarat in India. The place is famous for flamingos and larks that hover around the area. The Greater Raan of Gujarat lies in close proximity to Pakistan and thus one is required to obtain special permission from the police of Gujarat to pay a visit to this place.
Main attraction of Gujrat and one of the must seen places in India is Runn of kutch. It is around 70 Km from the nearest railway station, Bhuj. People generally go there via auto, rental cars or may be in a tourist bus if large in number. You can find the tropic of Cancer passing within the way to kutch. In between you can have lunch in dhabas at max. 100 rs per person. There is entry fee of 100 rs per person but can be subsidized through proper proof of student ( On paper proof not just ID card). There are two places, one is Kala Doongar, near to the kutch, A scenic beauty point showing Arabian sea, surrounding mountains and bridge over there. Second, is the runn of kutch itself, also called White Dessert, which is basically salt shining all over spreading till infinity (well it looks like it) and you can walk over it, play something with friends, can have some quite time staring at the horizon, horse riding, long walk in any direction you want, can have beautiful photo shoot, sunrise and sunset are awesome there, star gazing ( a lot and lot of stars.. bringing wow!! in your face) and also full moon looks just perfect there. There is also a Runn Utsav, which includes various fun activities, introduces you to its culture, stay in those rounded huts called Bhunga-traditional homes of Kutch and many more things. This whole thing is available in some package. Many families and tourist come to visit for this Runn Utsav. But as we were students, we decided not to take this package and explore ourselves.
Sulekha Singh

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Santosh Suresh Jain

77 Followers, 6 Reviews


The Great Rann of Kutch is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India and the Sindh province of Pakistan. This was our first major destination and we ride to such a long distance to see the white sands and Rann festival here. Spend whole day 3 at RoK and near by places.
Navin Raju Roselin

8 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
One should avoid visiting this place during the monsoons as the place gets flooded.
Things to do
Live in a tent here and go bird watching.
Open Hours
The place never sleeps. It is open 24 hours.
Budget
No entry fee is needed but then obtaining permission and staying here will cost one.

Kalo Dungar - Kutch

Yet another hillock that overlooks the Great Raan of Kutch, this place is often referred to as Black Hill. Hence the name, Kalo Dungar. One will find the sacred Dattatreya temple atop the hill which is quite a distance to cover. Along ones way, uphill one is introduced to a number of ravines and canyons that remind one of the forces of nature that are at contact play. The area is covered in greenery and moss. One is sure to enjoy the clean air and sacred atmosphere at the temple atop Kalo Dungar.
Nirbhay Kumar Singh

9 Followers, 23 Reviews


Santosh Suresh Jain

77 Followers, 6 Reviews


Kala Dungar is highest point in Kutch. At 458m above sea level this place gives a panoramic view of the Great Rann. Kala Dungar has many small mountains, so you can enjoy hiking on these mountains (hiking here is easy). At Kala dungar we did a small trek around hills and enjoyed the view of the Rann from top. Indian bridge was okay, as we did not have the permit to go further in so there was nothing much to do or see
Aniesh Chawla

345 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
It is a must visit spot when one is in the state of Gujarat.
Things to do
Climb to the top to the temple – great sights await and you will ensure a great time of exercising those thighs and calves.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Vijay Vilas Palace - Kutch

Water Channels, lush garden and marble fountains adorn the exteriors of the Vijay Vilas Palace that was constructed in the year 1920 A.D by craftsmen from Jaipur. The influence of the Rajput style of architecture can be seen at this place that is resplendent with its towering Bengal domes, windows with coloured glass, humungous extended porches. The palace has a private beach that is well maintained. It is a popular tourist spot and is often used to film Bollywood movies as well. The palace can be found in Mandav and is a great example of exquisite craftsmanship down the ages.
Vijaya Vilas Palace is the famous one time summer palace of Jadeja Rajas of Kutch located on sea-beach of Mandvi in Kutch, Gujarat, India. The shooting of many scenes and song of hit Bollywood film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was done at this palace. This place is around 8 km from mandavi bus stand and to reach mandavi, you can take bus from Bhuj.
Sulekha Singh

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Nirbhay Kumar Singh

9 Followers, 23 Reviews


A beautiful palace situated very near to the Beach resort Mandavi. Many bollywood movies were shot here (Hum dil de chuke sanam)
Aniesh Chawla

345 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
The place is open to public around the year
Things to do
Seek permission and visit the private beach here
Open Hours
8:00 to 6:00 pm daily
Budget
One will need to get in contact with tour operators when it comes to this issue

Little Rann of Kutch - Kutch

This is a salt marsh desert very close to the Great Rann of Kutch and is also known as a National Ass Sanctuary. The main reason for this is the fact that, it is the only place where you will still find the endangered species of Indian Wild Ass. The other animal species found here are the Nilgai, Indian Wolf and the desert fox. The main ocupations of people in this region are salt panning and shrimp farming.
1. Stay at a resort like Rann riders or Desert Cruisers 2. Visit to the LRK wild ass sanctury 3. Ride in the Little Rann 4. Visit to nearby water bodies for bird watching 5. Salt Panes 6. Ajit Niwas Palace- Dharangadhara 7. Halvad palace and castle tower.
Sushant Panda

588 Followers, 42 Reviews


Spot the wild ass. Drive through the vast expanse of cracked Rann.
Richa Gupta

253 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
sight- seeing
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Khamir Craft Resource Centre - Kutch

It showcases crafts and culture of the Kutch region, a must visit.
Cultural & craft centre. A must visit.
Priyam & Shrey

119 Followers, 17 Reviews


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Khadir Bet - Kutch

For the Spectacular views of Rann, Suinset and 7 km stretch of Bridge to khadir bet
Saurabh Lahoti

14 Followers, 8 Reviews


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