Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Rann of Kutch
KUTCH is a place on earth with no mountains, lakes, or lights spotting the horizon. Kutch is the name that comprises nothingness, vastness, and history, full of surprises, just a cover of white.
The Rann of Kutch
The Rann of Kutch, consisting of the Great Rann and the Little Rann, is a blissed-out salt marsh region in Gujarat, India. Entrancingly sitting amidst the Indo-Pakistan border, it is the world’s largest salt crust dessert.
The massive stretch of packed white salt is due to the lower rate of water evaporation than the precipitation rate.
Occupying a total area of 10,000 sq m, the Rann of Kutch becomes a marvelous spectacle in the monsoon when the spread of white salt emerges underwater. The place becomes wilder during the clear seasons as one can witness the change of landscapes, making it truly a magical experience.
“Kutch nahi dekha toh, kuch nahi dekha” is 100%, don’t believe us? Well book a trip to Kutch with us.
Where is the Rann of Kutch?
The Great Rann of Kutch, the larger portion of the desert, extends east and west with the Thar Desert to the North and the low hills of Kutch to the south. The northern part of the desert forms the border between India and Pakistan. Meanwhile, the Little Rann of Kutch lies Southeast of the Great Rann and Southwest of the Gulf of Kutch. It comprises around 30,000 sq. km of land, which includes The Great Rann of Kutch, The Little Rann of Kutch, and Banni Grassland.
On your arrival, you will see the sign board indicating the desert crosses
the Tropic of Cancer.
Now, we will talk about some Reasons. Read on!
8 Reasons for Rann of Kutch
Why not make the most lavish and enchanting experience at Rann of Kutch this year and make some unforgettable memories? To give you some solid reasons, we have listed the top 8 reasons why Rann of Kutch should be on your bucket list.
1. Explore the World Famous Rann Utsav
Every year from November to February, The Government of Gujarat organizes the 3-month-long “Rann Utsav” near the village named Dhordo. Colors, designs, music, cultural activities, dance, food – “The Rann Utsav” is a treat for tourists across the globe. The carnival is organized and performed by native artisans. People from different districts of the state, glorious land of art, music, dance, and crafts, get the perfect platform to showcase their talent.
Kutch Utsav is an ideal location for tourists to experience unparalleled passion through the celebration of life. The most captivating event to be remembered forever is folk music and dance performances during moonlit winters. So, come and create memories for a lifetime.
2. The Magical View of the Full Moon Night
The Full Moon at its pinnacle glimmering above the silvery flat surface is a sight that will absorb every fiber of your being. This juncture of a moonlit night enchanting the entire desert will transport you to a heavenly realm where all your wishes could possibly come true.
For a moment, you might feel that you are sinking into the clouds and watching the moon. We can bet this little vacation can reignite your romantic life. Its perfect vibe is surely justified in a song by Travis.
“Under the moonlight with the one you love, Under the big sky for the one you love!”
3. Relishing the Desi Cuisine of Kutch
Try and satiate your taste buds with authentic street delicacies of Kutch. Droolworthy desi food options include Kutchi dabeli, locho, thepla, and bhungra. Also, you can try out the Kathiyawadi Thali, which includes bajra roti, ghee roti, bataka nu shaag, sev tameta nu shaag, khichdi kadhi, chaas, and more.
4. Watch the Sunrise and Sunset
Witnessing the sunrise at the Rann of Kutch is a wholesome experience that will imprint on your mind forever. Capture the very sight to revitalize your memory back to this moment. Even in case you miss the sunrise, the sunset will not disappoint you. The sublime view of the setting sun will simply sweep the onlookers’ hearts with fascination. The exhausting ball of light setting the horizon ablaze in fiery orange will keep you awestruck.
5. Village Safari and Shopping
Rann of Kutch is a place of an extensive stretch of the white desert, blessed with a colorful culture and people skilled in art and craft. Here, two villages close to Rann of Kutch are popularly known for two reasons: The Village Safari, which helps explore the local culture and cuisine. The second reason to explore the nearby village is Souvenir Shopping. Right from the local tribal clothing to unique handicraft items, you can find numerous items to buy and enjoy in these villages.
6. Enjoy Wildlife Attractions & Birdwatching
A trip to Rann of Kutch can be an excellent opportunity to explore the region’s ecologically rich wildlife conservation areas. Winter is the best time to visit Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, Kutch Bustard Sanctuary, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, and many more protected areas in the region.
These sanctuaries are homes to exotic animals like chinkara, jungle cat, desert foxes, jackals, and more. Birdwatchers can spot more than 300 species like the flamingo, demoiselle crane, pelican, stork, etc. Capture the beautiful views of birds in your upcoming visit to Kutch.
Another reason to visit Kutch during the Rann Utsav is that the famous tourism festival of Gujarat has great things to offer, ranging from a stay in tents to many fun things like camel-riding, paragliding, and other sports activities. It hosts activities like rifle shooting, paramotoring, ATV rides, kid’s entertainment zone, camel cart rides, spa treatments, and cultural shows. Enjoy all these activities with full of ‘Masti.’
8. Get Yourself Lost in the Beauty of Nature
There is no doubt that Kutch, even being an arid region, still held onto its beauty. The blowing winds, the brown sand, and the white salty land make the region beautiful in its own way.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and start planning your trip to Rann of Kutch by booking Yashvi Tours and Travels from Ahmedabad and be ready for long-lasting memories.