Gulf of Kutch

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Gulf of Kutch on the left. Image NASA Earth Observatory
Gulf of Kutch in 1896

The Gulf of Kutch is an inlet of the Arabian Sea along the west coast of India, in the state of Gujarat, and renowned for extreme daily tides.[1]


The Gulf of Kutch is referred to in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, a travelogue written in about 50 CE, as the Gulf of Baraca[2]


The maximum depth of Gulf of Kutch is 401 feet (122 m).[citation needed]

It is a region with highest potential of tidal energy generation.

It is about 99 miles in length, and divides Kutch and the Kathiawar peninsula regions of Gujarat. The Rukmavati River empties into the Arabian Sea nearby. Gulf of Khambhat lies in south and the Great Rann of Kutch is located in north of the gulf.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The first coral garden will be set up near Mithapur in the Gulf of Kutch. The different species of corals will be set up and an underwater garden will be developed for conservation and tourism purposes. It will be developed by a joint venture of Gujarat forest department, Wildlife Trust of India and Tata Chemicals.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tidal study, Atlantis Resources
  2. ^ Schoff, Wilfred H.: The Periplus of the Erythrean Sea - Travel and Trade in the Indian Ocean by a Merchant of the First Century, Longmans, Green and Co. London, 1912
  3. ^ "India's First 'Coral Garden' to be Set up in Gujarat". Press Trust of India. Sep 3, 2014. 

Coordinates: 22°36′N 69°30′E / 22.600°N 69.500°E / 22.600; 69.500