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Towards the border at Rann of Kutch

Towards the border at Rann of Kutch  Video Review
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Rann At Dhordo

Rayan
4th Apr 17

Not bad

Not bad  Video Review
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The Kutch Museum

Rayan
4th Apr 17

Lagan was shot here!

Lagan was shot here!  Video Review
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Aina Mahal

Mailtjshah
12th Apr 18

Temple by the Bay!

Temple by the Bay!  Video Review
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Narayan Sarovar

Mailtjshah
12th Apr 18

Ghosh Mohammed Kuba

Ghosh Mohammed Kuba  Video Review
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Lakhpat Fort

Malav Majmudar
22nd Jan 18

Lakhpat Fort

Lakhpat Fort  Video Review
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Lakhpat Fort

Malav Majmudar
22nd Jan 18

Rann at Dhordo

Rann at Dhordo  Video Review
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Rann At Dhordo

Malav Majmudar
21st Jan 18

Historic

Historic  Video Review
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Lakhpat Fort

Mailtjshah
19th Jan 18

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Reasons to go to Kutch

1Rann of A drive-through dry desert and a biosphere reserve
Rann of  A drive-through dry desert and a biosphere reserve

HolidayIQ reviewer Apoorva Bhardwaj gives a vivid description of her experience, "The Rann of Kutch has stood the testimony of time for centuries now, with ancestral heritage ruins and ancient deserts that refuse to acknowledge worldly rhythms. Barren land for miles, Rann of Kutch has an old world appeal with virgin territories spanning as far as one can see and quaint, beautiful villages that exist in oblivion."

Apoorva highly recommends the Lesser Rann, "I have to admit I highly underestimated the Little Rann as I had no idea what to expect from this place. A potential Biosphere reserve, the Little Rann is rich in biodiversity and considered to be the last reserve for wild asses all over the world, having a population of over 5000 wild asses, Nilgais, foxes, wolves, etc."

After providing an apt introduction she manoeuvres us towards the Eco camp, "The route to Eco camp is tricky but worth the detours! The evening safari is an absolute must do! The jeep drives you into the depths of the desert and gives an amazing opportunity to capture wildlife at its best. Sunsets over the lesser Rann are brilliant."

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2Because The Party Doesn’t End When The Clock Strikes 12
Because The Party Doesn’t End When The Clock Strikes 12

When you stay at camps, there is no binding on time. Live the weekend king size. Do all that you want to do! Attention! The party doesn’t end with the clock striking 12.

HolidayIQ Traveller Megha says, “Kutch is extremely beautiful during the Rann Utsav. The folk dance, camel ride, full moon, the bonfire and the colourful attires is what makes it alluring. Buy painted pottery, wooden carvings, chaniya choli with hand embroidery, mirror work and bandhini in vibrant colours.”

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3Camping In Desert Wilderness Of Kutch
Camping In Desert Wilderness Of Kutch

HolidayIQ Traveller Harsiddh Dave shares, "The great Rann of Kutch is one of the most beautiful Sightseeing place in Gujarat. It is completely covered by white salt which makes it most unique place to visit. At the time of sunset the scene at the Rann is most authentic."

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4Hire A Bike To Explore Rann Of Kutch
Hire A Bike To Explore Rann Of Kutch

HolidayIQ Traveller Deepak Nayak from Bangalore shares, “ We hired a bike from MX autos near Bhuj bus stand. Riding through the desert was an experience of a lifetime. We covered Kala Dungar first and reached White Rann at the sunset. It’s always advisable to visit Rann in the sunset else there is no fun. Next day we explored Mandvi in bike. Just hire a bike and explore Kutch.”

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5Be amazed by the white sand beach
Be amazed by the white sand beach

Full of rustic beauty, Kutch is a land of colours and cultures. The land is populated with ancient temples, attractive architecture in palaces, rugged forts, men and women in vibrant costumes and wild asses. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Parth Patel from Hyderabad shares, “It was an amazing experience to visit Kutch, Gujarat. There were many museums to visit in Bhuj. There were three types of museums like the local museum, history museum, and art museum. Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal, and Kutch museum. There were many religious places like Swaminarayan Temple and Hamirsar Lake where Kutch Carnival was organized by Gujarat Government. They also organized Rann Utsav in Dhordo, Kutch. White Rann which looks amazing at sunrise and sunset was an awesome place. It looks more fabulous in full moon light. Cultural program and fireworks were amazing at the carnival. In Mandvi, there was marvelous blue beach and Vijay Vilas Palace. Must take a camera to take beautiful lifetime memories of your Kutch visit.”

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Reviews (39)

Karun Kumar

Karun Kumar5.0/5

21 reviews

A true place for the Adventure seekers.

Rann of Kutch, dhodro is the place where you can see the endless land full of salt. The place is well connected to Bhuj and Palanpur through Indian railways. You can hire cabs from Bhuj. Rates strats from 1200 INR excluding passes which is 150 INR per head. Sunset is the best time to visit Rann. If your pocket allows you, you can also rent a hotel in the same area. Night out in the full moon night is a must. In Month of February Gujrat Tourism organise RannUtsav festival, and in whole year its the best time to visit the white rann.

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Subodh Bisht

Subodh Bisht5.0/5

25 reviews

Unique Destination in India - Great Rann of Kutch

Just travelled to Great Rann of Kutch. I used to wondering to visit this Place before getting married and just covered this beautiful travel destination. The biggest salt desert in the world. Planned to visit this month from 8 Dec to 11 Dec 2016. We travelled by flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad and reached around 9:30 pm (Flight delayed) and then took night bus from Ahmedabad to Bhuj. In the morning we reached Bhuj. We checked in to hotel and after fresh and up searching for local shops to rent bullets. Easily we found one local bullet provider. We rented 2 bullets as we were 4 bachelors. Rann of Kutch distance from Ahmedabad is approx. 90 kms. So around 11:00 am we started from Bhuj by Bullets. You need to take permit to visit Rann of Kutch which is 100 rupees per adult and 25 rupees per Bullet / Bike. After 1:30 and 2 hours ride we reached White dessert of Kutch. This was one of my dream destinations in India. Once we reached, parked our vehicle and enjoying white view of Salt desert. Both left and right side you will find Salt desert. Interesting thing is you can enjoy camel ride, Camel cart ride and Horse ride too. After entering gate you have to walk approx 2 km then you can see view from view point and can take photographs there. We spent some time there and felt fresh air there. It was a nice experience. Folk singers group performing there made it enjoyable. We took few photographs with them and returned back to Bhuj. I just want to say that this is a must visit place in India for them who love Nature.

Keep Reading. Will share my new experiences soon.

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Recommended Duration in Kutch

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Kutch Overview

This district of Gujarat brings to mind a unique landscape with salty marshlands and no vegetation. Situated on the Gulf of Kutch, leading to the Arabian Sea, it is also known as the Rann of Kutch. The word Kutch or Kachchh, means tortoise in Sanskrit, and interestingly the shape of the region is rather like a tortoise. The word also means something that becomes alternately wet and dry, and it is true that the Rann of Kutch becomes submerged under water during the rains. Kutch is the second-largest district in India after Leh. The headquarters of the district are at Bhuj town. Tourism activities here involve desert safaris by jeep, camel rides, shopping for the unique local handicrafts, and sighting the rare wild ass found in the Little Rann of Kutch sanctuary. The people of Kutch comprise of nomadic, semi-nomadic and artisan tribes who contribute to the rich folk art and culture of the region. The embroidered garments with mirror-work and the camel wool shawls from here are extremely famous; as is the chunky silver jewellery and carved woodcraft. You could visit the villages around Bhuj as each of them makes

Photos of Kutch

Little Rann of Kutch Sanctuary, Kutch

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Pavan Punyani

Kankaria Lake
The Prag Mahal, Kutch

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Chetana Siddagangaiah

Prag Mahal from outside
The Prag Mahal, Kutch

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Jayeshbhusara

Very nice place. And good old sanskruti. Superb...
The Prag Mahal, Kutch

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Jayeshbhusara

Very nice place. And good old sanskruti. Superb...

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