Culture & Banni Villages
The culture of Kutch is authentic and fascinating which shall mesmerize anyone who gets to experience it first hand. It has people dressed up in their colorful traditional attire, moving ahead with the times but holding on the traditional roots at the same time.
Kutch specially the Banni Villages is known for its diversity as it has diverse communities such as Jat, Rabari, Meghwals, Mutwa, Muslim, Sodha and others making Kutch its home. The Kutchi people here are known for their hospitality and artistic handicraft and textiles. One can even today get to see the nomadic and semi nomadic groups moving from one place to another along with their cattles.
Just 8 km southeast of Bhuj, Bhujodi is a major textile center of Kutch, with the vast majority of the 1200 inhabitants involved in textile handicraft production. Here you can meet weavers, tie-dye artists and block printers, most of whom belong to the Vankar community. Many will let you watch them work; just ask around.