The Rann of Kutch, a unique region in Gujarat, is one of the largest salt deserts in the world. This remarkable place with its surreal landscapes is a photographer’s delight and has in recent years grown popular as a destination for offbeat travel. It is a large area of salt marshes that span the border between India and Pakistan. It is located mostly in Gujarat, India, and in some parts of Sindh, Pakistan. It is divided into the Great Rann and Little Rann.
The area was once a sprawling shallow of the Arabian Sea until a constant geological shift closed off the connection with the sea. Over the years, the region eventually became a seasonal marshy salt desert. During monsoons, the marsh fills up with water and the wetland extends from the Gulf of Kutch on the west through to the Gulf of Cambay on the east. In the summers, the water dries to create a crunchy based bed of white salty land.
Best time to Visit
Winters are the best time to visit Kutch. The temperature during these months is between 25 to 12 degrees Celsius and makes the weather perfect for sightseeing. This is also the best time to visit Rann of Kutch Festival.nRann Utsav or rann of Kutch festival is one of the best times to visit Rann of Kutch. Rann Utsav is a festival of Kutch, Gujrat, India which is a Fair of Music, Dance, art and the appeal of White Rann desert draws a lot of Rann of Kutch tourism every year under the full moon.
If you visit the Rann of Kutch during the Rann Utsav, you will have access to the best options for stays really close to the White Salt Desert. The Rann of Kutch is known for its colourful crafts and intricate artwork, and the Rann Festival is a celebration of all things Kutchi. No wonder, therefore, that visitors to the Rann Utsav get multiple opportunities to explore the stalls set up by local craftsmen and artisans and take back beautiful artwork as souvenirs.
How to Reach
By Road: Ahmedabad is 335 kms from bhuj approx. driving tiem is 7hours. Rann of kutch is about 85kms from Bhuj.
By Train: Bhuj is the closest rail and air node to Rann of Kutch at 85kms.
By Air: The Rudra Mata airport at Bhuj is a small but busy node that connects Mumbai to Bhuj.