Barren as it may seem, the Little Rann of Kutch fosters a number of mammals and birds throughout the year, but towards the end of December and January, it mounts as a supreme centre of avian frenzy since migratory birds from all across the world make the Rann their home.
Poised of scrub Island and dry grasslands, Rann of Kutch supports an amusing variety of bird-life. While almost every destination in India is unique in its own way, yet Rann of Kutch seems to have surpassed them with its absolute variety. The landscape, the wildlife, the culture, and its people – the list doesn’t seem to end. Besides all of this, there’s a special reasons to why early humans decided to start civilization in this region. Are you planning to visit Gujarat? We’ve listed the top 5 reasons to why Rann of Kutch would be a great destination to consider.
1. The White Rann
To witness the real magic in nature, the “White Rann of Kutch” is a spot that cannot be missed. The Rann of Kutch signifies to a land that wavers between being wet and dry as per the seasons. The extensive marshlands are soaked in water during the monsoons, and dry up with an ocean of salt during peak summers. During the course of night, especially during a full moon night, the same White Rann of Kutch sparkles like no other.
2. Rann of Kutch festival
Kutch Rann Utsav is the heart and soul of Rann of Kutch. It’s one of those festivals that lights up the entire Rann for a period of three months starting from November to January. This winter special festival consists of camping across the white dessert, folk performances, camel rides, shopping hop-spots, music carnival, and a lot more. A dazzling white sandy panorama extending across the view of a clear sky comes alive with the ecstasy of festivity during the Rann of Kutch festival.
3. A glimpse of the wildlife attraction
No, camel isn’t the only animal you would get to watch in this dessert. The Wild Ass Sanctuary which is popular tourist spot located in the Little Ran of Kutch, known for spotting wild desert foxes, jungle cats, and a bunch of migratory birds. You can also witness the salt pans from the same area, where the salt is extracted from the soil.
4. Village Safari and Shopping
Rann of Kutch is a place of an extensive stretch of white dessert, blessed with a colourful culture and people who are skilled with art and craft. The two villages close to Rann of Kutch are popularly known for two reasons: the village safari that helps in exploring the local culture, and the cuisine. The second reason to explore the nearby village is souvenir shopping. Right from the local ethnic clothing, to the handicraft items that’s worth taking home for displaying.
Rann of Kutch is not at the best of its climate throughout the year, the place can touch up to 48 degree C during peak summers. If you’re heading for a surreal time, away from a city life, you ought to plan your vacation during the winters, specifically during the Kutch Rann Utsav. Get in touch with a reliable tour operator like Travel Plaza to build a holiday experience that your family can cherish for a lifetime. We can provide deeply personalize your packages so that you can avail of a one of its kind experience when you opt for Rann of Kutch with us at Travel Plaza. Connect with us to know more about our cost effective tour packages to Gujarat.
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