Gujarat is one of the most visited tourist destination for making your trip memorable during the Diwali festival. This beautiful and colorful state is mostly visited by the lot of tourists and travelers every year from across the world. In this state, Its color and flashing lights can enchant everyone. There are located many sightseeing places which you must visit during your Diwali vacation like Great Rann of Kutch, Gir Forest National Park, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Dwarkadheesh Temple, Somnath Temple, Lothal, Haji Pir Dargah and many more. It is popular for its wildlife sanctuaries like Blackbuck National Park, Vansda National Park, Gir Forest National Park, Marine National Park etc.
In this article, you can gain knowledge about the Rann of Kutch which is most popular in India and you can visit this marvelous place by gujarat tour packages for making your trip memorable. In Gujarat, the Kutch is one of the most tourist destination and it is also said as “Kutch nahi Dekha toh kuch nahi Dekha”. Kutch is rare in its landscape, ecosystems, geography, culture and wildlife. The district of Kutch is actually an island with the Arabian Sea in the west, the Greater Rann of Kutch and the Little Rann of Kutch in north and northeast and the Gulf of Kutch in south and southeast, severally.
About Kutchhi People-
The Great Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh land and established in the Kutch district in the Thar Desert. It contains around 30,000 square km. of the land which combines the Great Rann of Kutch, Banni grassland and The Small Rann of Kutch. Basically, it is most popular for its white salty desert sand and is famed to be the biggest salt desert in the whole world. The citizens of Rann of Kutch are virtually known as Kutchi people and also have a dialect of theirselves with the same name. In Kutch, most of the population consists of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Muslims. One could hire a personal vehicle from Bhuj which is 102 km far away from Rann for transport options.
Climate of the Kutch-
The climate in Rann due to its desert land is evaluated to be one of the hottest and harshest temperatures noted in India. The summer temperatures of the Rann go as high as 50 degree Celsius. On Rann, The winters are also quite climactic with temperatures dropping to as low as 0 degree Celsius. During the monsoon, the Rann is almost covered with water evaluating its proximity to the Rupen, Luni and Indus rivers and the Rann is only 49 feet above sea level. The Great Rann of Kutch is also the place of a lot of the wildlife like as the wild ass and the flamingos which can be seen around the desert often. It is also a part of a few famous sanctuaries like as the Kutch desert wildlife sanctuary, the Indian wild ass sanctuary and many more. It is the best place for nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers.
Some Useful informational trips-
When you are planning to visit The Rann of Kutch then you must have valid id proofs which are verified by the army official at the entrance point. The government of Gujarat organizes a three month long festival which is popular as “The Rann Utsav”. This festival is beginning of the month of December to Month of February every year and attracts a lot of tourists by its unique and colorful products. It is the main source of income for the locals around who greet tourists and travelers from across the world to savour in local delicacies.
During the Utsav, there are organized several cultural events everyday where visitors can stay in tented accommodations in the desert or can also select for an authentic stay in mud houses which is located a few kilometers away from the desert. If you are a shopoholic then you can purchase authentic Gujarati handicraft items which are made by the Kutchhi people with a several type of options in bags, clothes and other products like as puppets and shoes. Due to the Utsav, you can enjoy the mouth watering Gujarati Thalis, local Chaats and much. If you want to visit Rann from the month of March to month of November, then you must carry food and water. During the Utsav, the best time to visit Rann is the month of November to March if you skip the crowds.