Rann is derived from the Hindi word ran which defines, desert, henceforth, the Rann of Kutch is a deserted area located in one of the biggest deserts of India, the Thar desert in the Kutch district of Gujarat. Statistically mentioning, it ranges around 7505 sq km in size and is referred to as one of the largest salt deserts on this god’s green earth. Imagine yourself in an area where all you can see is horizon at the end be it any corner of the world, that’s the beauty that you would experience & would capture in your heart as long as you live.
Now, you might remember, why your Gujarati folks used to mention “Kutch Nahi Dekha Toh Kuch Nahi Dekha” if translated into English, it basically means “If you have not seen Rann of Kutch on this planet, then you haven’t seen anything on the planet.’ Comprising of its unique salty marshlands and without any major vegetation, it is a tortoise-shaped region situated in Gujarat, India. Literally, it is a place which alternately goes wet and many times dry. The hub of nomadic tribes, local folk culture, and wildlife, Kutch is a must-have destination on your wishlist.
WHY RANN UTSAV IS FAMOUS IN KUTCH?
It is best known for organizing the Rann Utsav Festival from November to February. It’s a fantastic landscape could you feel rejuvenated, as it offers divine photographic areas and mesmerizing sunsets. It’s no surprise that the place also won an award for being the most favorite travel destination for explorers and art lovers from India and all around the world. To summarise, we would say, The white moon, The Salt Desert and the colorful Kutchi tradition are worth seeing!
4 top tourist places in Rann of Kutch or Rann Utsav festival:
- The star desert
- Kutch Mahotsav
- Ahmedpur Mandvi Beach
- The Black Hill
- Aina Mahal
- Kutch White desert wildlife sanctuary