Rann of Kutch is one of the most beautiful and world’s largest salt desert. It is a perfect combination of nature’s beauty, culture and tradition, luxury of colors and celebration, all together reflect the magnificence of Kutch. The Great Rann of Kutch is situated in the district of Kutch, between the Gulf of Kutch and the mouth of the Indus River in southern Pakistan. Self drive trips are the best, because they make you experience the local culture and interact with local people on your way.
The best time to visit Kutch is between Novembers to February. In this period the weather is pleasant and bearable. The camel ride is something you can enjoy here. Walk on the beach in Mandvi; watch the birds and windmills rotating in circles above the cool water. Take a short camel ride towards the Vijay Vilas Palace.
Where It Is: Kutch is located in the state of Gujarat and Bhuj, its administrative center, has great road, rail and air connectivity with major cities especially Mumbai. After reaching Bhuj, state and private buses are available to reach Kutch. You can also hire private four wheeler.
Where to Stay: There are numerous hotels and restaurants around this place to choose from, which bests suits your requirement. The hotels are also designed keeping up with the ethnicity of this place. All have a local culture touch. To name a few there are The Fern Residency, Hotel Mandvi Beach Resort and many more or you could find many options with “Oyo Rooms”.
Kutch, the Land of the White Salt Desert is an exquisite place full of color and pristine beauty of nature. The Little Rann of Kutch – a salt marsh; which is about 2 hours drive from Ahmedabad is a prelude to experience before you hit the white desert ‘Rann Of Kutch’.
The Little Rann is most popular for its Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary and the migratory birds that arrive during the winters. Spread in around 7000 sq km, this white salt desert is one of India’s most beautiful place to visit in winter. It is around one and a half hour ride from Bhuj. Visit this place in the morning and then enjoy the beauty as it changes with the passing day. In morning it will make you feel lively and happening and at night the place will glow, making the desert a romantic place. White serene sand covered with the moonlight make you fall in love with this place.
Kutch also celebrates three month long festival ‘Rann Utsav’. It is one of the best time to experience the beauty of this place. It is ideal to witness the creativity of the artisans and craftsmen, a different and rare genre of folk music, mixed representation of culture and communities, along with other local creativity and traditions. It is organized by Gujarat tourism. They even have tents at that time; you can go for Ac tents too.
You can also make yourself dance to those cultural tunes of Gujarat with those folk artists who perform various dance and songs for you. Just imagine a folk music dance night with the bonfire, isn’t it awesome.
There are various best budget travel ideas offered by various travel companies and you can choose one which suits you best.