Navratri, meaning 'nine nights', is one of the most popular and widely celebrated Hindu festivals in many parts of India. Gujarat, however, is the only state that erupts into a nine-night dance festival, perhaps the longest in the world.
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.
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
Gujarat has been a tourist friendly State since ages. Being the ideal host is in the genes, Gujarat is moving ahead in the Tourism Sector with its scenic forest beauty, picturesque mountains, vast beaches and famous pilgrimages. Government of Gujarat is committed to entertain and provide with excellent facilities and hospitality to welcome the Travelers from all over the country and across the world. Honourable Prime Minister Shree Narendrabhai Modi has envisaged to establish Gujarat as an attractive tourist spot with a view to develop its heritage and tourist spots. Gujarat is having the only natural habitat and an empire of Asiatic Lions. It has various kinds of ecosystem, ranging from marine biodiversity, inland wetlands, saline deserts to tropical deciduous forest. Various iconic sites like "The Statue of Unity" and glorifying campaigns like "Kachchh Nahi Dekha to Kuchh Nahi Dekha" have further boosted the tourist flow In Gujarat. Tourism in Gujarat has grown manifold during last two decades with its tourist friendly policy and esthetic approach.
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.