KUTCH-THE LAND OF WHITE DESERT

Kutch is virtually an island that resembles in the flat shape of a tortoise, surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the west, Gulf of Kutch in the south, and Rann of Kutch in the north. Most of the Kutch is covered by the Rann of kutch which is one of the most popular and dreamlike places across India, having an expansive white salt desert that looks like a never-ending snow spread. Rann of Kutch is divided into The Great Rann of Kutch and The Little Rann of Kutch. The Great Rann of Kutch is covered with rich flora and fauna and on the other side, The Little Rann of Kutch is occupied by the districts of Surendranagar, Banasakantha, Patan, Kutch, and Rajkot in Gujarat.

This place reawakens in winters when “The Rann Utsav” is held during December-February. Rann Utsav attracts millions of people towards the beautiful white desert. People perform folk dance and music, wearing colorful ethnic wear and indulge themselves in activities like hot-air ballooning, camel, horse, and jeep safaris. If you want to explore Kutch this would be the best time to pack your bags and hit the road as you get to know the insights of the place and the moment during this time is just worthwhile.

Kutch lies on the India-Pakistan border so you even get to see some parts of Pakistan. Kutch is also known for its beautiful handicrafts, exquisite embroidery with amazing mirror work. There are many other significant places like Wild Ass sanctuary which is the largest sanctuary in the country, Bhuj which is technically the starting point of Kutch, and if you are a historic person then do not forget to visit the town of Dholavira which was said to be the most civilized city during Indus valley civilization. A trip to kutch is one of the most remarkable places to visit altogether.

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