The Great Rann of Kutch : An Unforgettable Wonder of Gujarat
Glorious and Majestic, The Great Rann of Kutch.
No words can describe its beauty. No camera can capture its essence. The exotic and stunning Great Rann of Kutch in Gujarat is a lifetime experience every tourist must have on his or her bucket list.
Love at first sight!
The Great Rann of Kutch is a unique tourist destination. Crisp, cool breeze, full glowing moon, sparkling white sands, all this combined will make you fall in love with this spectacular sight. Measuring about 10,000 square kilometers this is world’s largest salt desert.
Do you know how Rann of Kutch was formed?
In ancient times of King Alexander the Great, the Rann of Kutch was a part of the Arabian Sea. An earthquake turned the exposed seabed into a salty desert. In the rainy season, the Rann is submerged in sea water. The salty water receded in October making The Rann of Kutch ready for the tourists.
Where is the Rann of Kutch located?
The Great Rann of Kutch is in Kutch district of India and southern Pakistan. The northern boundary of this run is the border of India and Pakistan. Rann has two parts- Great Rann of Kutch in the Thar Desert and Little Rann of Kutch near the Great Rann of Kutch.
Best time to go to the Rann of Kutch
During the monsoons the Great Rann of Kutch is covered in water. In October, it starts drying up transforming into a vast, sparkling masterpiece of nature that attracts tourists from world over. The tourist season is from November to March. It is very hot in April and May these months though holidays should be avoided.
How to reach to Rann of Kutch
• Via Bhuj, Dhordo which is on the edge of the Rann
• Bhuj has a domestic airport
• Good road travel with buses available from all parts of Gujarat
• It can also be a day trip from Bhuj
Bask in the colours of The Rann Utsav
The mesmerizing white sands, glowing sunset, gull moon night, togetherness with loved ones, music, dance, colourful ambience, laughter, shopping and celebrations…The Rann Utsav is a festival of the essence of Kutch. The Rann Festivals starts at the beginning of November till the end of February.
What to enjoy at the Rann Utsav?
The grand and glorious Rann Festival is loaded with many attractions to enjoy.
• Camel Cart Rides
• Para Motoring
• ATV Bike Ride
• Dance and Musical Carnival
• Cultural Folk Music
• Desert Safari
• Hot Balloon Ride
• Spa Treatments
• Shopping of Ethnic Kutch Handicrafts, Patchwork embroidery items, Terracotta Artefacts, Block Printing
• Star Gazing
• Authentic Kutchi Cuisine
The ancient glory of Dholavira
Dholavira, located at Khadirbet amidst the salt desert. It is a mega city of the Harappan Civilization which existed more than 4000 years ago. The 100+ hectares have in store some fascinating glimpses of the Harappan Civilization. Dholavira like other ancient cities still has evidence of being well planned.
Things to see at Dholavira
• Middle and Lower Towns
• Ceremonial Ground
• Ancient inscriptions
• Water Reservoir
• Water Channels
• Monumental structures
• Remains of a circular house
• Drainage system
Rann of Kutch Packages
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