Rann of Kutch is an important tourist attraction of the country. Located in Gujarat, this attraction is included in several tour packages including the itinerary of Deccan Odyssey, luxury train of India. This geographical magic land is one of the most beautiful beaches of the country and a spot of Harappa civilization.
There is a special reason to why ancient humans decided to start civilization in this region. The beauty and the richness of the land is unparalleled.
Are you planning to visit Gujarat or choosing an itinerary in Deccan Odyssey?
Here are the top ten reasons to why Rann of Kutch would be a good destination to keep in mind.
1. Rann Utsav Festival
Kutch Rann Utsav is a colorful festival, which takes place in Rann of Kutch. This festival lasts for three months from November to January. This winter festival includes camping on the white desert, camel ride, folk performances, music carnival, shopping spots and much more. It is a celebration carnival in the middle of the white desert.
2. Natural Attraction
The Rann of Kutch is famous for its natural beauty. The place is the best for those who love photography, serene nature and most importantly, a magical night. If you are up for a magical time, choose to stay back on the Rann for the night to watch the star filled sky from the white land.
3. Romance in Rann of Kutch
Are you in a romantic vacation? Choose to visit the Rann on the full moon night. Enjoy dining under the star for a perfect evening. This is one of the important romantic activities for the honeymooners in Gujarat. You can also choose service providers who can customize your trip to add more romance to the plate.
4. Watching Sunrise and Sunset
The best place to enjoy sunrise and sunset in Gujarat is the Rann of Kutch. Visit during the sunrise to watch the place brighten up. The best of all is the sunset, when the white desert gets a cover of vibrant sky filled with orange, pink, purple and red. This is not a sight that can be enjoyed in many places. Watch the moon, shine up the magical place as the sun descends into darkness.
Yes, this barren desert is famous for birdwatching. Visit the marshlands of Nava Talav Lake to spot many water birds like flamingo, pelican, demoiselle crane, stork and others. If you love photography, you would enjoy the pink flamingos on the deep blue water background. You can spot many exotic birds in this region during winter.
6. Wildlife attraction
No, camel is not the only animal you would watch in this desert. The Wild Ass Sanctuary is an important place to visit in Rann of Kutch. This sanctuary is located in the Little Rann of Kutch and it is famous for spotting wild ass during jeep safari. You can also spot jackals, jungle cat, desert foxes and others in this sanctuary.
7. Shopping and Village Safari
The villages close to Rann of Kutch are famous for two reasons. The first is the village safari to enjoy the local culture and cuisine of the land. Not all locals will be very friendly to the tourists but, you can always find some cheerful eyes, waiting for you. The second reason to visit the village is shopping.
If you are visiting after the festival, these villages are the best option for souvenir shopping. Starting from local tribal clothing to unique handicraft items, you can find numerous items to buy and enjoy in these villages.
You ought to try the sweets oft this land. The place has a primary vegetarian and seafood cuisine due to the lack of source of meat. Thus, you can find many sweet dishes and mildly savory dishes that are a little different from the local cuisine of Gujarat. You ought to try the sweets of the land.
9. Amazing View
The beauty of the land is best enjoyed from a distance. Watch the mighty land from Dholavira or Kala Dungar (highest point in Rann of Kutch). This is a priceless view and you would really feel that the trip is worth the view.
10. Adrenaline and Luxury
If you are looking for both adventure and luxury travel experience, this is the best place to visit. Luxury denotes the uniqueness of the experience. Travelling in a white desert on a camel back, enjoying unique views and interesting souvenirs is a great vacation. Given the list of adventure activities you can enjoy in the place, this is for sure an adrenaline pumping vacation.
Rann of Kutch is not at prime beauty throughout the year. The place can reach 47 degree C during summer. If you are looking for an interesting vacation, you ought to keep your vacation within the winter season. If possible, choose to visit Kutch during the Rann Utsav.
Are you looking for more luxury factor? Choose to ride the Deccan Odyssey which offer Hidden Treasures of Gujarat Itinerary to enjoy Rann of Kutch and the surrounding regions in a luxurious trip. This train offers so many luxurious facilities such as presidential cabins, spa treatments, multi cuisine restaurants, bar & lounge and more. For detail you can read the General Information of Deccan Odyssey
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