The Rann of Kutch is a huge desert spread over approximately 30,000 sq. km. It is located in the district of Kutch in Gujarat state. It is also known as white desert because it is a large salty marshland which looks milky white. Kutch is the last frontier of arts, crafts, tribal culture, and traditions with this surrounded by the Arabian Sea and the salt encrusted desert wildness of the Rann of Kutch.
The flat desert of mudflats and salty clay are filled with standing waters during the rainfall.This land is located 15 meters above sea level.In the nearby Little Rann of Kutch, you will also find the famous Indian Bustards and flamingo city.Cloudless blue sky and Interspersed with green thorny bushes are the hallmark of this holiday destination. Looks white till the horizon, the whiteness of Rann merges with the grey of sky here.
You will be amused by knowing that Kutch is the only district in India where you can find all of the four distinct eco systems upland, grassland, coastal and desert. This district is extremely rich of nature. The White Desert Kutch is the largest and a unique seasonal wetland of its type in the country. These wetlands covers approximately 45% of the total area of Kutch.
Every year, annual festival RannUtsav is celebrated in the village of Dhordo in this desert. It is the festival of the life where tourists come and enjoy music, dance and traditional activities of Kutch. RannUtsav is organized by Gujarat Tourism Development and is an extravaganza of folk dances, music, and other activities. This year also it is currently being celebrated in the White Rann.
Talking more about this festival, it is a unique chance for travel lovers around the globe to visit this glorious land of Kutch and experience true essence of this beautiful arid region. Staying in the tent city while enjoying the shades of full moon with folk dance performances in chilling dark nights is an unexplainable experience.
You can search for different Kutch Tour Packages and book a one for yourself and your family/friends. Rann Utsav 2015-2016 looks very promising before one of the biggest festival “Kite Festival” is going to be celebrated here.