India · Travel Trivia

Great Rann of Kutch

Sunset at Rann of Kutch

The Great Rann of Kutch is a seasonal  salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat.  It is about 7,505.22 square kilometres (2,897.78 sq mi) in size and is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world. The unique thing about the Rann of Kutch is that the area is lost to water during the monsoon season, and remains submerged for a good four months and for the remaining eight months you can experience the beauty of White Runn of Kutch. The Great Rann of Kutch is stretched  from dhordo which is around 80 KM from Bhuj to the India-Pakistan border stretching over 50 KM and also covers some part of Singh province of Pakistan.

Rann of Kutch

The best time to visit Rann of Kutch is from October to February and that too on the eve of full moon when you can really appreciate the beauty of it. Gujarat government  also organizes the annual festival of Rannotsav during this period where tourists can see the various sights of the Rann as well as get a taste of the local culture, cuisine and hospitality. Although its not advised to visit the Rann of Kutch at night because of its harsh and marshy terrain but those who visit the  Rann of Kutch at a full moon night are awestruck by its beauty and remember this experience  for the lifetime.

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