Great Rann of Kutch

#8 of 17 things to do in Kutch

This great Rann spreading across 7500sqkm along the northwest part is the iconic beauty of Kutch.

How can a land be so stunning yet barren? You can only know when you witness this piece of magic. The great Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh that floods four months a year and then transforms into a white salt desert for the rest. One would be compelled to question the idea of a desert with one glance of this stretch of white that spreads beyond the horizon.

It is best to visit this Rann from November to January as the salt deserts are fully formed and the temperature is comfortable. A stroll or camel ride through this wonder is heart-warming. While this Rann is open to tourists in the summer season as well, the high summer heat might take a tow on you. The monsoon rain would flood most parts of the Rann making it difficult to access from June to September. But the spotting of migratory flamingos in this season can make the effort worthwhile. The standing water with small islands of shrubs are a primary breeding ground for the lesser and greater flamingos. Some of these migratory birds find it a comfortable adobe even beyond the monsoons.

This jewel is most decorated on a moon lit night. The brilliance of a white salt desert at a full moon night is beyond words. So planning the trip in tune with a lunar calendar can make the spectacle lot more romantic.

The Kutch Mahotsav is another event you have to consider while planning. It is held during December to January every year as a part of the shivarathri festival in Gujarat. The festival set abloom the desert with the colourful dancers, Langa desert music, and the vibrant kutchi handicrafts on the streets.

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Great Rann of Kutch  tourism
Great Rann of Kutch  tourism
Great Rann of Kutch  tourism