Kutch that derives its name from the hindi name for tortoise, ‘kutchua’ is a pristine tortoise shaped beach that has pure white spread in its vast expanse. The surreal beauty of the white salt desert of Kutch will leave you awestruck. The Rann festival which is celebrated here between December and February is one of the biggest attractions of Gujarat. It is marked by several traditional Gujarati cultural programs of music and dance along with many adventure activities like hot air balloon rides. Being located at the India-Pakistan border, you can also see a part of the neighbouring country from here. Kutch is famous for a lot of things and one of them is its impeccable embroidery, hence shopping here for some traditional Gujarati odhni is a must.
Location: Near Bhuj, at the India-Pakistan border
Known for: Mesmerizing beaches of Mandvi, located near Bhuj and Rann Festival celebrated in winters.
How to reach: To reach Kutch, you need to take a train to Bhuj from where you can hire a local cab to your destination.
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Tips: Travel around Kutch preferably in the mornings or evening as the salt in the desert can be blinding in the daytime.
Type: Village/ Beach/ Cultural Centre