Best Sightseeing Places in Kutch
It is a gigantic Italian marble and sandstone edifice that was in the latter part of the 19th
century by Rao Paragmalji. The huge Darbar Hall and the Clock Tower are open for
public, however, some parts of this monument is used for various government offices.
Quite adjacent to the Prag Mahal, another magnificent building is Aina Mahal. It is over
350 years' old palace and was built at a cost of Rs. 2 million (in ancient time). This
Mahal houses the Maharaja's private collections of royal furniture, arms, paintings,
textiles, ivory work and manuscripts etc.
Rao Lakhpatji Chhatri (Cenotaphs Complex):
Formerly, the final resting places of the royals were used to be the Chhatris (cenotaphs-
made of red sandstone), which were erected over cremation platforms of the particular
rulers. This tradition was started by Rao Lakha in the 18th century. The most notable
and attractively carved roof supported by beautifully carved pillar is the main Chhatri of
the whole complex.
Renowned to be the oldest museum existed in the state of Gujarat, this museum is a
reservoir of having 11 different sections on inscriptions, archaeology, sculpture, coins,
currency and paintings of the Kutch state and from almost every country of the world.
Other Tourist Places:
Dadavadi Jain Temple, Swami Narayan Temple, Mohammed
Pannah Mosque and Khengar Park & Hamirsar Lake are some of the other tourist
Best Time for Holidaying in Kutch
Like any other destination, Kutch experiences summer, monsoon and winters. Amongst
all seasons, the winter season that lasts from November to February is the best time to
visit Kutch, especially on the full moon nights as the reflection of the moonlight on the
white sand looks just spectacular. The famous Rann Festival is also conducted during
the same time and that adds a lot of activities in and around here. Summers are not
suitable as during this time the mercury can rise up to 45 degree Celsius. So, make
your Kutch trip plans accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Kutch
Kutch is majorly a barren land but Bhuj (a municipality of Kutch) will surely make your
shopping a delightful experience. It is a charming place to buy exciting stuff with few
shopping centers. Some of the famous items to buy from here are the camel wool
shawls and the embroidered garments with mirror-work. Apart from these items, you
can also buy the chunky silver jewellery and carved woodcraft. Tourists flock from
every corner of the world and from all over India for shopping in Bhuj, Gujarat. The
shopkeepers dress up in traditional clothes. Hodko, Bhirandiyara, Ludiya and other
close by villages are famous for their exquisite handicrafts. So, enjoy the most of your
Kutch vacation by buying your favorite items and handicraft souvenirs in the city.
Explore Options to Reach Kutch
Before booking Kutch holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how you can
reach to this beautiful city of Rajasthan.
Bhuj airport is the nearest airport to reach Kutch. There are a number of flights
connecting Bhuj with the other major cities of India. From airport, you can hire private
taxis or board buses.
Reaching Kutch is very convenient via train. For that, you will have to take a
somewhat long route, which is an experience in its own way. You can board the Kutch
Express from Mumbai, via Ahmedabad and up to Gandhinagar. From there, hire private
taxis or sharing autos to reach Kutch by road.
In order to explore Kutch at its best, it is the best way to travel by road.
There are a number of buses available from Ahmedabad to Kutch. It is connected to
major cities in the state via state buses and taxis. So, select any of the traveling modes
and enjoy comfortable Kutch travel.