Kutch is the largest district of India.
Area: 45, 612 sq. Km
Location: West Coast of India.
There are 9 Talukas in Kutch namely Bhuj, Anjar, Mandvi, Mundra, Abdasa-Nalia, Lakhpat, Rapar, Bhachau and Nakhatrana.
There are 950 Villages are there in Kutch.
Kutch is a tourist destination that is attracting the huge number of tourists with the Rann of Kutch and long coastline beaches. Must visit Kutch for its famous crafts and embroidery works. There are many tourist places are there in Kutch. Like, White Rann, Mandvi Beach, Kalo Dungar, Rudramata Dam, Narayan Sarovar, Matana Madh and many more.
The three main seasons are:
First Summer, from February to June.
Second Monsoon season, from July to September.
Third Winter, from October to January.
Best Time to Visit:
Late October to Early April is the Best time to Visit Kutch.
The people of Kutch believe in simple living and high thinking. The staple food is Rotlas made of Bajri (millet) which the local relish with Buttermilk or ‘Chhas’, Butter and Jaggery or ‘Gol’. ‘Khichdi’ made of rice and dal (pulses) is liked by everyone.
If you visit any house the first glass of water is served as a custom. Tea which was unknown 60 years ago has become the universal drink among all classes of people. Milk-based items like curd and ghee are very common in food preparation. Groundnut oil and groundnut are generally used to make the food more exotic.
Food values are becoming more tasty and palatable than nutritious. The main delicacies in food items are – Jalebi – Fafada, Rotala, Khakhara, Thepla, Khaman dhokla, Undhiyu, Muthiya, Kachori, etc.
The home of the last remaining population of Khur (wild ass) in India. There is also a bird population, particularly of the large flamingos. Both are protected in 5,000 km Little Rann Sanctuary, near Dhangadhra; One has to get permission to enter from the sanctuary superintendent’s office in Dhangadhra. Ari is served after food as the last item.
Kutchi costumes are unique and some of the embroidered are very costly. The mirror work and embroidery work forms an integral part of Kutchi Handicrafts irrespective of the community or ethnic group to which they belong, however, the workmanship differs. In fact, the various communities can be identified by the pattern of handicrafts and dress or costumes they were. For instance, the Garacia Jat women wear only red or black chunis while Rabari women wear black open blouses or cholis with odhnis to cover head.
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