Rann of Kutch
Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
About Rann of Kutch
Rann of kutch is a large area of salt marshes located mostly in Gujarat (primarily the Kutch district), India and the southern tip of Sindh, Pakistan. It is divided into two main parts: Great Rann of Kutch and Little Rann of Kutch.
Attractions near Rann of Kutch
Kalo Dungar alias black hill is the highest point of the Kutch region, offering the bird's-eye view of the Great Rann of Kutch. At only 462 meters, the hill itself is an easy climb and can be reached by either hopping in private taxi or Gujarat tourism buses. Dattatreya Temple, a 400-year-old shrine sacred to Lord Dattatreya is noticeable on the top of the hill.
Aaina Mahal Palace is an 18th-century palace that is located next to the Prag Mahal in Darbargadh, Bhuj, Gujarat, India. The palace was built by Rao Lakhpatji of Cutch State around 1750. Lakhpatji's master craftsman Ram Singh Malam designed the palace in the local style and decorated it in the European style with glass, mirrors, and tiles.
Prag Mahal Palace is a 19th-century palace located next to the Aina Mahal in Bhuj, Gujarat, India. The palace is made of Italian marble and sandstone from Rajasthan. There is also a small temple in the courtyard behind the palace with nicely carved stonework.
This is the oldest museum in Gujarat. Kutch museum was initially formed as a part of the School of Arts established by Khengarji III, the Maharao of Cutch State. It was founded on 1 July 1877. The museum has the largest existing collection of Kshatrapa inscriptions, dating to the 1st century AD. The oldest Kshatrap six inscription-stones found in Andhau village in Khavda are moved here.
The king's residence right up to 1991 when the last king of Kutch, Madansingh died, the palace is now a museum. With beautiful gardens of many flowering and medicinal plants, the palace grounds houses many migrating birds as they stop for a rest on their way.
The Kutch Fossil Park was founded in the year 2002 by the visionary Mohan Sinh Sodha, the man who single-handedly worked and is continuously adding to the collection of the several fossils that are on display in the small 2 rooms' exhibition area. He has been doing this for almost 4 decades now since his first rendezvous with a fossil called Ammonite in the 70s. The discovery of that fossil changed his life and he went on to collect many of the fossils ranging from plants, fruits, gems, animals,
Where is Rann of Kutch
Discover more attractions in Kutch, where Rann of Kutch is located