Its the people who make the land – Kutch (5)

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Even a tourist destination is more than just the site – its  the people, the place and its environs that define a place. In the recent whirlwind 5-day tour we did in Kutch, we stayed 4 nights in 4 different places, traveled 1500 kilometers by road and took in a multitude of sights. So, there was little time or scope for people interaction. However, what ever chance I got, I did try and catch the local color!! (All pictures taken with permission of the subject)

P1000153 Mia Ahmed selling the puja flowers outside Bhuj market

P1000152 A feisty older woman, with her ware of bel in the Bhuj market.

The local tourists were few and far between. Gujarat Tourism charges just Rs 5/ per adult for entry, which I felt was ridiculously low. But then I caught these two women, in all their pinkness, sitting in the sun.  And they said their …

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