Rann of Kutch
The Rann of Kutch is famous for its white salty desert sand and is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world.‘Rann’ means desert in Hindi which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Irina’ which also means desert. The inhabitants of Kutch are called Kutchhi and have a language of their own with the same name. Most of the population in Rann of Kutch comprises of Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs.The best time to visit Rann is during the utsav, but for those who want to skip the crowds, a visit Kutch in November or March is a better option. A few other ‘not-to-miss’ spectacles at Rann are the sunset and the moon rise or a new moon night which adds to the beauty of the white desert by adding different shades of colours to the white sand. The Rann of Kutch is definitely a must visit place for anyone visiting Gujarat.
Open and Closing Time
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rann Village Resort
Nova Patgar Tents
Royal Guest House
Green Place Restaurant
Retro Cafe Restaurant
Near By Attraction
Nageshwar Shiva Temple
Laxmi Vilas Palace
Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
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Interesting facts about Rann of Kutch
The Rann Utsav is a vibrant celebration of life and colours of the beautiful and rich culture of Kutch and Gujarat. The festival is celebrated in the midst of the enchanting Rann of Kutch with traditional music, dance and finger licking good Gujarati cuisine.
Rann of Kutch especially during full moon nights cannot be found in any other part of the world. The day times have a variety of colour sprinkled on the barren lands and offer visitors an excellent opportunity to experience the diverse traditions, the generosity and hospitality of Kutchi people.
The unique handicrafts of Kutch are world famous. A lot of women and young girls make their living by selling different types of embroidered clothes. The embroidery is of various styles such as Rabari, Ahir, Sindhi, Banni, Mutwa, Ari and Soof - and some styles include mirror or bead inlay.
The Rann of Kutch is a salt marshy land in the Thar Desert in the Kutch district of western Gujarat. It lies between Gujarat in India and the Sindh province in Pakistan. It comprises of around 30,000 sq. km of land which includes The Great Rann of Kutch, The Little Rann of Kutch and Banni grassland.During season, a variety of food options are also available at Rann starting from local chaats, Gujarati snacks to full fledged Gujarati thalis.For transport options one could hire a private vehicle from Bhuj which is 102 km from Rann. From December to February there are also regular buses plying from Bhuj and Ahmedabad to Rann. The nearest railway station and airport are also situated in Bhuj.