Being a distinctive land, Kutch has a myriad of unbelievable things to show. Divided into two parts- Great Rann of Kutch and Little Rann of Kutch, none can imagine how impressive this place is. If you are looking for a desert place for the tour then this fine-looking destination can be ideal for holidays with your friends and family in India. Visiting here would be complete in itself as it is a combination of different sorts of places like Desert, Mahals, Museum, Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.
Moreover, Kutch is a treasure trove of culture that has several attributes to witness like handicraft, melodious songs and foot-tapping folk dance that attracts the visitors in large numbers. If you haven’t think about visiting India yet then it is the time you should think of it, in fact, make the plan possible. Below we are listing the destination to visit in Kutch that makes your trip more fascinating and memorable.
1- Rann of Kutch
Located in the district of Kutch, Rann of Kutch is the popular attraction of Kutch. Embellished with the Thar Desert on the one side and the Arabian Sea on another, Rann of Kutch offers a spellbinding view. The name, Great Rann of Kutch, was derived from the Hindi meaning of Rann i.e. desert and Kutch is the district. The full moonlight sparkles the desert and provides a spectacular view. Thousands of tourists reach out here to encounter the cultural flock during the time of the festival. The region is captivating as it has been featured in numerous films. Rann of Kutch is also known as the salt desert and the largest desert in the world. Moreover, the region is divided into two parts- the Great Rann of Kutch and the Little Rann of Kutch.
Being the capital of Kutch, Bhuj is great historical tourism. There are several old buildings, some of them are date back of the 18th century, are embellishing the place along with beautiful old alleys, parks, lakes, and temples. Once ruled by the kings Jadeja Dynasty, this city on the hills is also called the bhujia Dungar. Trip to Kutch is incomplete without visiting Bhuj.
3- Aina Mahal
As the name is interesting to hear, similarly it is more interesting to explore the Aina Mahal in real. Built-in the middle of the 18th century, Aina Mahal is a ‘Hall of Mirrors’. The museum is divided into two parts, one is Kala Atari Picture Gallery and the other is Aina Mahal. The museum is located on the second floor of the Mahal equipped with white marbles walls embellished with the mirror that is separated by gilded ornaments. The hall contains objects like a Dutch Clock, English and French Globes, mechanical toys, antique pictures, etc. On the middle floor of the building, you can encounter a pool with a platform above it. The museum is also equipped with an art gallery that is comprised of the art of many photographers and portraits of Bhuj city and its rulers.
4- Kutch Museum
Kutch Museum is known as the oldest museum in Gujarat. Being the oldest museum, it houses the largest existing collection of kshatriya inscriptions belongs to 1st century AD. The collection of the museum also includes the extinct Kutchi script with some ancient coins. One section of the museum is dedicated to tribunal culture that includes embroidery, painting, arms, sculptures instruments and precious metalwork. There is also a display of some ancient artifacts, crafts, folk arts, etc. Among other places to visit in Kutch, Kutch Museum is the only attraction that enlightens and enriches you with the history of this beautiful place.
5- Wildlife Sanctuary
The wildlife sanctuary is always been an interesting place to visit but Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary is one of the most stupendous places to visit in Kutch as it contains ghudkhar, chinkara, hedgehog, fox, desert cats, jackal cats, wolf, blue bulls, etc. On the other hand, you can also find several species of birds, reptiles, and crocodiles that make this sanctuary more interesting. Apart from no amusement park in the Kutch except for Kukma Water Park for children but they will love this wildlife sanctuary.
This single place will be a witness to 7 stages of civilization and considered one of the grand cities of its time. If you have ever heard about the Indus Valley Civilization then yes it is the place which was occupied with a brief abandonment period from around 2650 BCE to BCE. It has a great fact behind its structure as it is an amazing archaeological site. Now moving towards the fact behind it is rainwater harvesting that made it a favorite spot among the history buffs, students along with the tourists who love to explore offbeat destinations.
7- Prag Mahal
Built-in the 18th century, it is yet the oldest building in Bhuj. It has such an architectural design as one can have the bird’s eye view of Bhuj from the top of the building. Inside the palace, you can see the main hall and climb stairs 45m bell that gives an exhilarating view of the city from the top of the building. Besides other splendid attractions in Kutch, it is one of the most serene Mahals in Gujarat.
8- Lakhpat Fort
Being the last village of the India Border, Lakhpat Fort is a 7 km long 18th-century fort wall. The town is enclosed with this wall and the fort was rebuilt and expanded in 1801 by Fateh Mohammad. Due to this reason, it allures several visitors every year. A simple visit to this place will tell you famous tales associated with it. So, if you are curious to know about the history and facts then visiting Lakhpat Fort is must for you.
9- Mandvi beach
Your trip to Kutch is incomplete if you haven’t visited this place. This beach gives an awesome view of the sea and the shoreline. Alongside this, this is the flawless place to visit family and friends if you are looking for a tranquil place. If you are visiting this place then don’t forget to have a camel and horse ride as it doubles the fun of this matchless beach.