Here's what we did in Rann of Kutch
Since winters are here everyone seems to be going to beaches. But we some little birdie told us that you wanted to try something different from the cliched beach and mountain holidays. Well, Singh Sisters got your covered. In 2018 we travelled to the beautiful, exotic and different destination called Rann of Kutch. Rann of Kutch: A destination for a winter vacation that you would love to explore.
Rann of Kutch: An Introduction
Rann of Kutch is a white dessert. A sort of expanse of cracked earth, inland from the sea flat, deserted, white yet colourful and culturally rich in its own ways.
It is surrounded by a serene nothingness for miles. This nothingness is accompanied by a small oasis of water bodies and shrub forests which are homes for pink flamingoes and wild asses.
Geographically it is located in Kutch district of Gujarat. Some parts of it are in Sind, Pakistan.
Kutch is famous for Tribal hamlets with cylindrical mud bhungas (huts) which are the epicentre for Kutchi embroidery. People from this area do fabulous work with tie and dye, leatherwork, pottery, bell metal craft and the famous Rogan painting by the only surviving expert family. There is a Great Rann of Kutch and Little Rann of Kutch. Little Rann of Kutch is located approx. 200 km east of the Rann which houses the 4953-sq-km Wild Ass Sanctuary. It is home to the only remaining population of the chestnut-coloured Indian wild ass (khur), as well as blue-bulls, blackbuck and chinkara.
Day 1: So we left from Delhi at around 4 am in the morning and drove across Jaipur, Udaipur and almost after driving for 12 hours, we reached Ahmedabad. We stayed at Four Point Sheraton in Ahemdabad. We ate to hour heart’s content at Gordhan Thal in Ahmedabad and then rested.
2nd Day: Next morning we roamed around on the banks of Sabarmati River. The river is super clean and offers such breathtaking views. It is very fulfilling to see a full-fledged river flowing through a city. At around 10 am we left for Bhuj which is five hours drive from Ahemdabad. We stayed at the Regenta Hotel at Bhuj.
3rd Day: We went to see Bhuj city, the handicraft market, Lakhpat Fort and Aaina Mahal Palace. Had lots of food, fun and then came back to rest at the Hotel.
4rth Day: On the fourth day, we left for Kutch. What a beautiful experience it was for us. We got immersed in the nothingness of the white dessert. It was a void filled with joy. The camel rides, colourful cultural heritage of the place was just mesmerising. The location is super romantic as well.
5th Day: We left for Delhi at 7 am and reached Delhi after 18 hours of Drive at 1 am.
You can also stay in Kutch during the Rann Utsav. During this four-month festival, a grand Tent City of approx 400 tents is built. The festival started on 12 Nov 2020 and it will go on till 28 Feb 2020. You can have a great time with your family, partner and friends as well.
Have a colourful vacation in Kutch.
Read our blog on Travel Destinations for Your New Year Vacation 2020-21. And plan your trip to one of these destinations during the winters.