Kutch district (also spelled as Kachchh) is the largest district of Gujarat state in western India, covering 45, 652 square kilometer. The word 'Kutch' literally means something that intermittently becomes wet and dry; a large part of this district is known as 'Rann of Kutch', which is shallow wetland that submerges in water during the rainy season and becomes dry during other seasons. Kutch is surrounded by the Gulf of Kutch and the Arabian Sea in south and west, while northern and eastern parts are surrounded by the Great and Little Rann of Kutch. The history weighs deeply on the Kutch region, as it is home to the Harappan (Indus Valley Civilization) sites. The whole of this region is a visual as well as a shoppers delight with the blue sky and while land, the captivating bazaars selling a range of renowned Kutch handicrafts. If you are worried for booking Kutch holiday packages, checkout the best of them at EaseMyTrip.in.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
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 attractions.