The Great Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh in India which lies in the Thar Desert and is quite unique and surreal. An hour and a half drive from Bhuj would take you to Rann of Kutch, which can be accessed through a small village called Dhordo. It is a great natural phenomena which can be experienced not through words, but by going there and actually visiting the place.
We begin our 4 nights 5 days Tour of Rann of Kutch from Bhuj. The city of Bhuj has an interesting play of both old world civilization and also modern day city. It is the birthplace of Harappan culture which is the oldest civilization of the world and is the testament to modern world civilization. Mandvi is a 400 year old ship building port city which now has an amazing beach. You can stroll the beach or indulge in some beach activities which include ATV riding, surfing, boating amongst other activities.
Dhordo is known as the tent city of Gujarat and it comes up in winter. The Rann festival is a perfect blend of art, culture, handicrafts, cuisine which is showcased in Dhordo.
The best time to visit Kutch would be during the “Rann Mahotsav” which starts from mid November and lasts until February. During this time, the Rann of Kutch comes alive with many cultural and folk events taking place.