Gujarat show a new light to the Artistic development with its Kutchh Festival which Spotlights the life and times of Kutchh – its beauty, traditions, culture and spirit. It is a desert festival that generally coincides with Shivratri, with celebrations being held at premier Shiv temples of the region.
Kutchh extends from the salty marshes in the north and the east through the grasslands of Banni and the central highlands down to the verdant coast along the Gulf of Kutchh. Bhuj is an important city in this region of environmental extremes that captures the essence of Kutchh.
Kutchh has a vibrant culture, often called ‘The Cradle of Craftsmanship. A profusion of palaces, forts, colorfulvillages, enchanting townships, beaches, marshes rich in bird life, and breadthtaking Handicrafts make Kutchh the perfect tourist attraction.
Kutchh Carnival takes off at the panoramic Hamisar Lake, brilliantly illuminated in the evening light. There are world class tent village, located on the sparkling white desert. Evenings in the moon lit white Rann and Rann Safari on camelback is enjoyed by tourists with an enjoyable cultural programme and dinner.
With its notable mud architecture, a medley of craft traditions and exquisite apparel, Kutchh is a colorful and culturally rich place. Each community in this region have their own traditions, music, dance, crafts and dresses. At the Kutchh Mohatsav, visitors enjoy colorful dances, music, concerts, Sindhi bhajans, Langa desert Music, folk arts and crafts demonstrations, ballads and other ethnic shows that are some of the highlights of the festival. A plethora of stalls sell embroidered fabric, jewellery, wood carvings and other regional handicrafts.
At the Kutchh Festival, tourists have varied places of interest which include, the Aina Mahal Museum, Pragmahal Palace, Kutchh Museum, Swaminarayan Temple, Hamirsar Lake, Ramkund and Rao Kakhpat’s Chhatardi.