Mesmerise The White Beauty Of Runn Of kutch
The White Rann of Kutch – Gujarat’s Pride Possession
There are many unique places in Gujarat and no matter how far and wide you travel, these destinations will surely take your breath away. Be it mountain serene of Girnar and Saputara, best of ancient architecture of Rani Ki Vav Stepwell, modern-day marvel of The Statue of Unity, Gir Forest and Lion Sanctuary and many more – there is no dearth of favorite destinations in the state of Gujarat. The White Rann of Kutch is one such place that you should visit at least once in a lifetime.
The dusty roads and camel territory from the distance sound like an oasis which turns out to be a mesmerizing place once you reach there. The endless stretch of salt desert and at the period of the sunset or on a full moon night will bring you to another world. Also the crafted and localized villages with terracotta and limestone homes with traditional artwork and colorful paintings on the wall speaks for its cultural heritage.
For the tourist, the White Rann of Kutch holds three monthly long tourist campaigns known as Rann Utsav, which welcomes thousands of tourists from all parts of the country. The duration of Rann Utsav stretches from December to February. It proves to be the main source for locals and surrounding to sell their handloom and handicraft items. Locals welcome tourists very warmly to witness their culture and hospitality. This Runn Utsav at Rann of Kutch is a grand occasion for shopaholics people to get the best of Gujarati and Kutchi articles, dress materials, bead jewelry, traditional glittering dresses with stud Aadhla (studded mirrors) handicrafts and home décor articles to buy. It makes a great souvenir to keepsake your journey.
Rann of Kutch and surrounding locations of Gujarat is also a place to adventure for food lovers. Dishes include Katchi Dabeli and other street food, Katchi Pakwan, Gulab Pak, Gujarati Thali, Chaats and many more. Most of the food found as a local delicacy in Kutch belongs to vegetarian cuisine.
There are activities like camel riding, paramotoring, photography with setting sun and enjoying local food, culture, dance and music. The nights spent in a tent city at Dhordo under the starry sky and mesmerizing December chill will make you remember this place rest of your life. The handicrafts, handlooms and handmade artifacts of the Kutchi culture is another thing that tourist would not like to miss here.
Also the climate here whispers according to seasons. The temperature rise to the maximum here in the country and touches around 50 degrees in summer while the winter is the coolest one here in desert. Winter chills touch to 0 degrees at night. The eco-rich wildlife at Rann of Kutch includes Flamingos and sanctuary for Indian wild ass. Kutch is a paradise for wildlife and nature-loving photographers. White desert of Kutch is also a base for Indian army and Border Safety Force – BSF, as Kutch shares, it’s the border with Pakistan. One can find many patrolling professionals around the area throughout the day. Even visiting the Rann requires valid id proofs and checks by army officials at the entry point.
The best time to visit Rann of Kutch for travelers across the country is during the winters from November to March. Gujarat Tourism holds a Rann Utsav during this period which manages all kinds and types of stay, exploration and other activities. The Rann of Kutch is the must place to visit in India. No wonder why Amitabh Bachchan says in the Gujarat Tourism campaign Kutch Nahi Dekha To Kuch Nahi Dekha.
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