Kutch

Jamnagar, an offbeat holiday in Gujarat

Jamnagar, an offbeat holiday in Gujarat

February 3, 2020

Gujarat, the west-Indian state of legends and lions, is among the most popular tourist destination to receive high footfall, both domestic and international. While places like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Kutch, the Saurashtra belt are quite popular, there are a few other places that are...

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The story of swimming camels

The story of swimming camels

December 23, 2019

The Kharai camels derive their name from their unique diet of saline vegetation, primarily mangroves, Kharai meaning ‘salty’ in the Gujarati language. Found along the coastal region of Kutch in the westernmost state of India, Gujarat, these camels that are native to the regio...

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Five hand stitched embroidery styles from India

Five hand stitched embroidery styles from India

August 2, 2017

We look at five Indian hand stitched embroidery styles that showcase the diversity of handicrafts from the country.

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Les teintes colorées de la vie d’un village au Gujarat

Les teintes colorées de la vie d’un village au Gujarat

January 23, 2017

Très loin de tout maniérisme et de la mode contemporaine, les gens dans les villages de Kutch, au Gujarat, ne se parent que d’habits et d’accessoires traditionnels, mangent leur cuisine locale et, encore de nos jours, se déplacent parfois à dos de chameau. Les visiteurs p...

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Planning of a desert festival: behind the scenes of Rann Utsav

Planning of a desert festival: behind the scenes of Rann Utsav

January 3, 2017

India’s largest district, a rarely traversed arid desert, comes to life during the winter months in form of a culturally rich and exquisitely crafted extravaganza. But, what goes into the making of this rare desert festival and what are the challenges faced? Here’s a sneak pe...

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A glimpse of rural life in Gujarat

A glimpse of rural life in Gujarat

December 29, 2016

Tucked away in a corner of India, Kutch is the largest district of the country. Culturally rich, the district boasts of its uniquely and traditionally designed villages and houses and local culture.

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Guarding the artwork from Kutch

Guarding the artwork from Kutch

December 27, 2016

This art preservation centre is working towards conserving and propagating artwork from India’s largest district, Kutch. Referred to as Kutchi work, the distinctive thread and mirror work is unique to this part of India but is slowly loosening its ends to other places.

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Rann Utsav: A desert festival that will leave you captivated

Rann Utsav: A desert festival that will leave you captivated

December 16, 2016

Rann Utsav, an annual cultural festival celebrated in the unique white desert of Gujarat was recently inaugurated by the state's chief minister. The fest promotes the culture and art from India’s largest district and celebrates life at the white expanse here. A unique tourist ...

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