Kutch, one of the most ecologically and ethnically diverse district of the state is a celebratory land of art, crafts, music, dance, people and nature. During the full moon night of the winters amid the awe-inspiring and contrasting landscape each year a three day festive extravaganza brimming with hospitality, vigor and traditional flavor of the area is hosted and known as the Kutch or Rann Utsav.
The festival of Uttarayan is a uniquely Gujarati phenomenon, when the skies over most cities of the state fill with kites from before dawn until well after dark.
Kutch also spelled as Kachchh, is he largest district in India covering an area of approx 45000 sq. kms. Kutch is one of the most prolific regions in India in the area of textile art. Kutch embroidery is dense with motifs, and a variation with mirrors sewn into the embroidery is one of the signature arts of this region.
Kutch is also famous for pilgrimage centers of various religions, forts, palaces and museums.Explore More
Tourists from various parts of India and the world have visited the state to experience the true meaning of ‘Atithi Devo Bhavah’ and explore the rich heritage, culture and food of Gujarat. The state has been recognized at the national and international level for various festivals like Rann Utsav, International Kite Festival, Navratri, etc.
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Gujarat is a policy driven state. Gujarat has announced a new tourism policy 2021-25 for the development of tourism sector in the state. Heritage policy has also been announced for the development of historical and ancient buildings in the state. Changes are made in the Home Stay Policy of the state so that tourists from across the world can get affordable accommodation in the state and can enjoy the culture of Gujarat. Due to the effective implementation of these policies, Gujarat has emerged on the World Tourism Map.