Rann of Kutch
Welcome to the one of the largest salt deserts in the world – The Great Rann of Kutch! Located in the colourful and cultural state of Gujarat, the Rann of Kutch is a part of the vast Thar Desert. The wonderful irony here is the beautiful contrast of the white salt desert against the incredibly colourful Rann Utsav that takes place in the flat desert land every year. This amazing contrast is the main feature and the prime attraction of our Rann of Kutch tour packages. Rann is the Hindi word for desert and the salt land is a part of the Kutch region of Gujarat, which is how the name ‘Rann of Kutch’ was derived and gained popularity over the years. The prestigious and spirited ‘Rann Utsav’ is organised by the Government of Gujarat annually and lasts for a wonderful 3 months! The Rann Utsav gives travellers the unique opportunity of experiencing the white flat salt lands while getting a glimpse into the colourful culture, performing arts, local traditions, cuisines and heritage of Gujarat.
The Geography and Seasons
The Rann of Kutch is located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch region of Gujarat. It is essentially huge areas of flat salt landscapes that stretch over 10,000 square miles and are found between the Gulf of Kutch and the Indus River which flows into the neighbouring country. The Rann of Kutch is home to different types of eco-systems, vegetation and wildlife owing to its strategic location of being situated in a desert on one side and having the sea on the other side. Being a desert, the climate here tends to be harsh with summers being very hot and dry. The preferred season to travel here is winter when the temperatures drop drastically and the Rann becomes a beautiful landscape to be in! Also, the reason why the Rann Utsav is organized during the months from November to March when the climate is cool and pleasant. This is the time when most of our Rann of Kutch tour packages are organized and travellers get a chance to experience the beauty and grandeur of this famous landscape. Check online for our speciality Rann of Kutch tour packages available at an affordable price and get ready to experience a new culture, new heritage and new outlook in life!
Our Rann of Kutch tour packages have some amazing highlights as part of the tour. The Rann Utsav is typically combined with the sightseeing delights of Bhuj city and sometimes even the cities of Ahmedabad, Junagarh, Sasan Gir, Somnath, Dwarka and Jamnagar when the Rann Utsav is part of a long Gujarat Explorer tour. During the Rann Utsav tour, we typically begin by exploring Bhuj city. We visit the splendid sights of Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal and Swaminarayan Mandir. The next day, we proceed to the Tent City – Dhordo, which is the tent base for the Rann Utsav. We enjoy cultural activities at the Tent City and get a glimpse of the local culture, traditions, arts & crafts of Gujarat. In the evening, we head to the White Rann to witness the grandeur of the amazing sunset against the white flat salt lands. This is a great opportunity to click some unique photos wherein you can try different poses against the flat land. The next day we head to Bhuj again and explore the popular sights of Vijay Vilas Palace and Mandvi Beach. We also get some free time to enjoy shopping at Bhuj City. This delightful tour combines the best of sightseeing along with a fun eventful experience of the Rann Utsav at Kutch. The cultural activities, the landscape, the sightseeing and the overall travel experience is such that, it remains etched in your memory and captured in your mind’s eye for years to come!