My best experience of our 3-day trip to Kutch (30 Jan 2015) was undoubtedly “The Great Rann of Kutch”. You would have heard names like “The White Rann”, “The White Desert” or “The Great Salt Desert” in referral to this beautiful place. For those of you who don’t know, “The Great Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India”.
Let me tell you why this travel post from 2015 is coming up now. Well, I was finally sorting through my travel pictures yesterday and I ended up on this folder from Kutch. I thought of summing it all up in one post but it wouldn’t have done justice to either of the places I visited. So, here I am starting with Day 1 of the trip and The Rann of Kutch. Before reaching Rann, we made a quick stop at the Kala Dungar. Also known as Black Hill, it is the highest point in Kutch, at 462 m. They say it is the only place in Kutch from where you can get a panoramic view of the Great Rann.
After soaking in the Rann from that point we were super excited to see it up close. The moment we reached and stepped out of the car, I was way too cautious walking on the salt desert at first and slowly got a hang of which areas to avoid. After walking about an hour into the desert, trying to get away from all the chaos of people and watching the milky glow of the salty sand in the moonlight, the trip felt worth every single penny and more. We had enough time to sit there and play some cards, take beautiful shots and enjoy the sunset. Whenever you visit Rann try to reach here well before sunset so that you have time to walk into the desert and watch the sun go down changing colors of the sky every minute.
This place will cast a spell on you & you will want to return here for every sunset of your trip but hold that thought, there’s more coming up in the next blog.