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Rann Of Kachchh

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Introduction

  • Kutch, also known as ’Kachchh’, is a quarter of Gujarat state in western India, with its headquarters at Bhuj with an area of 45,6574 square km with a vast population of 20,92,371. The people of Kutch have been known to speak their Kutchi language. It is notorious for its crafts, hills, white comeuppance, beautiful abecedarian ocean strands, colorful castles, and overall Dholaveera, one of the five largest Harappan spots and among the most prominent archaeological spots in India belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization.

Location

  • Rann of Kutch is a massive breadth of cracked earth, inland from the ocean, that makes sure to take your breath away. The geographical position makes Kutch a unique destination where you can find sand, mountains, and white desert. The dead for country miles is both whim-whams stranding and stunning with a small oasis of water bodies and shrub timbers doubling up as homes for pink flamingos and wild asses. Tribal townlets with spherical slush bhungas (hooches) are the center of Kutchi embroidery, tie, and color, leatherwork, Rann of Kutch, which houses the 4953 sq km wild sanctuary. It homes the only remaining population of the groaner-colored Indian wild burro (khur) as well as blue-bulls, blackbuck, and chinkara.

History

  • The area was formerly a shoal of the Arabian Sea until a constant geological shift closed off the connection with the ocean. In the period of Alexander, Kutch was formerly an important agreement with the oldest agreement plan up to Indus Valley Civilization. The area of Kutch has been ruled by Greeks from the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom to Rajputs to Singh Lines. The area of Kutch has not only seen the influences of colorful fiefdoms, but numerous vagrant lines also made the area of Kutch its home. The designs & crafts of Kutch draw a clear influence on these societies and the life of the vagrant lines.

Climate

  • This is one of the hottest areas of India with summer temperatures comprising and peaking at 49.5 degrees Celsius. Winter temperatures reduce dramatically and can go below 0 degrees Celsius.

Kutchi Crafts

  • The Kutchi crafts include crafts such as Rogan art, Ajrak block printing, Copper bell, Lacquered art, Lippan art, Wood carving, and Kharad weaving art.

1. Rogan Art: In this craft, paint made from boiled oil and vegetable dye is laid down on fabric using either a metal block or stylus.

2. Ajrak block printing: it is a unique form of block printing. The designs and patterns are made using block prints by stamps.

3. Copper bell: bells are hand cast in a variety of shapes and sizes and displayed singularly or in a group to perform musical functions.

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4. Lacquered Art: It is a form of painting with lacquer to decorate the lacquerware.

Lacquered art- 13angle.com

5. Lippan Art: It is a clay art form that is mostly practiced in decorating houses.

6. Wood carving: It is a form of woodworking resulting in a wooden figure or figurine or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object.

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7. Kharad weaving: They are exquisitely handwoven carpets and rugs.

Kutchi Food

  • The Kutchi chief diet comprises a khichdi which is prepared by cooking rice with beats, kadi which is a smoothly seasoned unheroic curry made with yogurt, and rotla which is a nutritional Indian flat chuck made of black millet flour and green chili fix served with delicate and stupefied chaas. Extensive use of fresh constituents, minimum canvas, and unique original flavors of Kutchi cookery appeal to the taste buds, minus the guilt stings of a fitness freak.

Places To Visit

Kutch desert wildlife sanctuary- 13angle.com

1. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary

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2. Kutch Gallery

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3. Dholavira

Kutch Bustard sanctuary- 13angle.com

4. Kutch Bustard Sanctuary

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5. Mandvi Sand

6. Aaina Mahal

Kandla harbourage and Mundra harbourage- 13angle.com

7. Kandla Harbourage And Mundra Harbourage

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8. Hamirsar Lake

Rann Utsav

  • Rann Utsav is a famous festival celebrated in Kutch, Gujarat, India. It is a carnival of music, dance, and the natural beauty of white Rann where you can experience tent city luxury and much more. It is a dream for the traveler to visit the festival on a full moon day. Rann Utsav is the shimmering landscape that gives the enchanting moments of this fest, which is nonetheless heaven on earth. In fact, it’s a family holiday destination to explore fun moments and store in cameras for the entire life. It’s a dashing festival celebrated for 4 months from November to February.

How To Visit

1. By Road

  • One can travel through roadways to Bhuj and then further to Rann of Kutch at 85 kilometers.

2. By Train

  • Bhuj is the closest air and rail node to Rann of Kutch at 85 kilometers.

3. By Air

  • The Rudra Mata airport is a small but busy airport that connects Bhuj to various cities across India.

How To Plan A Trip To Kutch

Accommodation, charges, and bookings:-

1. Rann resort dholavira

Rupees 5000/night

2. Dholavira homestay

Rupees 1500/night

3. Swiss tents

Rupees 4857/night

4. Serena beach resort

Rupees 6263/night

5. Beetle Smartotels

Rupees 2362/night

Mode of booking:-

Through websites such as Make My Trip, Goibibo, Trivago, etc. or directly making a booking through the hotel management system.

The benefits one can get in extra:-

Best available rates, fast online reservations, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food available, hygienic, and clean rooms.

2001 Gujarat Earthquake

2001 GUJARAT EARTHQUAKE- 13angle.com
  • The 2001 Gujarat earthquake is also known as the Bhuj earthquake that occurred on 26 January 2001 on India’s 52nd republic day at 08:46 am IST. The epicenter was about 9 km south-southwest of the village of chobari in bhachau taluka of Kutch district of Gujarat, India. its effects were felt throughout northwestern India and some parts of Pakistan. the earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, killed 20,000 people and injured over 1,50,000. Gujarat has located 300-400 km from the boundary of the Indian plate and Eurasian plate. according to the geologists, the earthquake occurred at the convergent boundary between the two tectonic plates making Gujarat the epicenter of the earthquake.

Famous Book

FAMOUS BOOK- 13angle.com

Our Rann, Your Sanctuary: Agarias Of Little Rann Of Kachchh, Gujarat

-Digvijoy Phukan

Description

  • These debates have also gulped the lives of the Agarias of Little Rann of Kachchh (LRK), Gujarat, who have been living conterminous to the LRK and migrating inside the Little Ran for centuries to transfigure sub soil Neptune into liquid inland swab under extremely hostile environmental conditions. This book explores the colorful angles of this debate in the environment of the Agarias of LRK. It presents an ethnographic account of the situations and challenges arising from the duty of the western sundries of conservation and development interspersing with the traditional lives and livelihoods of original communities. The book shall be of keen interest to the academicians, experimenters, and scholars of social work, sociology, anthropology, terrain, pastoral operation, mortal ecology, and tourism studies. In addition, it will give policymakers, community interpreters and compendiums on either side of the conservation and livelihood debate a deeper understanding of the silhouettes of the relationship participated by communities with their terrain. 

Top 13 Interesting Facts About Rann Of Kachchh

  1. The Rann of Kutch is famous for its white salty desert sand and is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world.

  2. The area of the Kutch district is larger than the entire area of states like Haryana and Kerala.

  3. Its map if turned upside down resembles Kachchh, the Sanskrit word for tortoise.

  4. The villages of Kutch despite being amid arid lands and harsh climate have always remained fertile with diverse culture and artistry.

  5. The Indo-Pak border lends Kutch demography that it is an electric mix of refugees across the border.

  6. Rann of Kutch is spread across 7500 km.

  7. Kala Dungar is the highest point in Kutch is at 1500 feet.

  8. Kharai camels, are a unique breed that can swim.

  9. The 2001 earthquake that occurred in Kutch killed around 20,000 people and nearly 1,66,800 were injured.

  10. The Rann festival includes daily cultural and musical performances.

  11. The Rann of Kutch is known for its colorful crafts and intricate artwork, and the Rann festival is a celebration of all things Kutchi.

  12. Bhuj became the center of trade and commerce due to the longest sea line of Kutch, giving rise to capital in the region.

  13. There are nearly 20 known different Kutchi crafts.

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