The White Desert-Rann of Kutch

Rann Of Kutch White Salt Desert Tour by Bharat Darshan Tours
Special Tour 4 days 3 nights
Rajkot, Gujarat, India

A tour of the White Desert in the Rann of Kutch offers a unique and surreal experience in the Kutch region of Gujarat, India. The Rann of Kutch is known for its vast expanse of white salt desert, which is a stunning natural phenomenon. Here’s an overview of what you can expect on a White Desert Rann of Kutch tour:

Tour Highlights:

Rann of Kutch:
The tour typically begins in Bhuj, a city in Gujarat that serves as the gateway to the Rann of Kutch. From there, you’ll travel to the white desert, which is a seasonal salt marsh.

Spectacular Landscape:
The most prominent feature of the tour is the vast, flat salt desert that stretches as far as the eye can see. During the dry season, the salt flats glisten in the sunlight, creating a mesmerizing, otherworldly landscape.

Full Moon Experience:
One of the most popular times to visit the Rann of Kutch is during the full moon nights. The entire desert becomes even more enchanting under the silvery glow of the moon.

Cultural Encounters:
While exploring the Rann, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the local communities, including the Kutchi people. You can learn about their culture, traditional crafts, and way of life.

Kutchi Handicrafts:
Kutch is renowned for its intricate handicrafts. You can shop for beautifully handcrafted textiles, embroidery, and artifacts at local markets and villages.

Rann Utsav:
If you visit during the Rann Utsav, a cultural festival that usually runs from October to March, you’ll get to experience traditional music, dance performances, camel safaris, and more.

Wildlife Sanctuary:
You can also visit the nearby Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to a variety of wildlife species, including wild asses, migratory birds, and more.

The tour often includes a visit to Bhuj, where you can explore historic sites, museums, and sample local cuisine.

Luxury Tent Accommodations:
Many tour packages offer the opportunity to stay in luxury tents or eco-resorts within the Rann, providing comfortable accommodations amidst the desert.

The duration of the tour can vary, but a typical visit to the Rann of Kutch lasts from a few days to a week.
The White Desert of the Rann of Kutch is a unique and captivating destination that offers a blend of natural beauty, culture, and artistry. It’s an excellent place to witness the striking transformation of the landscape from a salt desert during the dry season to a marshland during the monsoon. When planning your visit, consider the time of year, as the Rann’s appearance changes with the seasons. To make the most of your experience, you can choose a guided tour or travel with a tour operator who can provide insights and arrange accommodations in the region.

Rajkot(Google Map)

Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.

  • Accommodation on twin/double/triple sharing basis.
  • Buffet or Fixed menu breakfast and dinner.
  • All transfers and sightseeing by AC Sedan car as per above itinerary.
  • Toll taxes, parking charges, driver allowance.
  • All inclusive taxes.
  • Accommodation on twin or double sharing basis.
  • Car for Bhuj local sightseeing and Dhordo Rann of Kutch with all taxes and parking charges.
  • Complimentary use of tea / coffee making facility replenished once daily.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity during stay.
  • Complimentary two bottles of package drinking water in the room replenished daily.
  • All applicable taxes.

  • Airfare/Train Fare.
  • Any transfers or meals outside of itinerary or in the included section.
  • Expenses of any personal nature (laundry / phone calls / alcohol / cigarettes / insurance / camera fee /beverages both hard and soft etc.)
  • Travel & cancellation insurance
  • Any thing extra that not mentioned in above ‘INCLUDED’ section.
  • Expenses caused due to force majeure factor.

What to Expect

Rann of Kutch is a very popular cultural and heritage site of India located in the west of Indian state of Gujarat. Explore the heritage villages of the regions experience the rustic mud houses, unique cuisines, the handicrafts and folk music and dance.

Well linked with all-weather road and the best time to visit Rann of Kutch is from October to March. Every year Gujarat Tourism organizes ‘The Rann of Kutch festival’ from 26th October to 20th February.

The regional villages are worth experiencing the mud houses, with colorful attired people, the intoxicating wonderful white desert local handicrafts can be precious for your near and dears you can buy from craft village. A perfect Rann of Kutch Honeymoon tour packages for newly wed couple there is options of extending your Gujarat tour packages beyond Rann of Kutch. The other Vibrant Gujarat tour add on can be Dwarka Somnath tour package. The Jyotirlinga tour pf Dwarka and Somnath which is among the 12 Jyotirlinga along with Sasan Gir, Diu.

  • Explore the villages of Rann of Kutch namely Dhordo Village, Banii Village, Pachham Village, Sumarsar village etc.
  • Promote local handicrafts giving opportunity to serve them.
  • Please respect the sanctity and culture of local people.
  • It’s very good idea to always get the permission from the local people before taking the photo or shooting videos of them.
  • Do not indulge in in appropriate behaviour with locals.
  • You can book online visiting Rann Permit Booking.  You have to upload ID proof for verification at Bhirandiyara check post.
  • Try Kutchi Dabeli a version of Bada Paw or Burger.
  • Explore the desert wildlife by open Jeep safari.
  • You can stay in Rann of Kutch tented luxury to deluxe accommodation.
Day 01: Arrival Rajkot by Air from New Delhi-Bhuj local sightseeing (235 kms)

Upon arrival at Rajkot airport at 09:15 hrs pick up and transfer to Bhuj. Upon arrival hotel check in and later visit for sightseeing of Aaina Mahal and Pragmahal also visit Kutch Museum and or Swami Narayan Temple. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Manglam/Similar

Day 02: Bhuj (Rann of Kutch Excursion trip)

Visit Rann of Kutch, which is among the remarkable Kutch, Bhuj tourist attractions

Wake up to a hearty morning meal and be prepared to delight in the beauty of Banni and Pachcham regions, followed by a visit to the edge of the Great Rann of Kutch. Your Bhuj local sightseeing will take you to attractions such as Dhordo village, Bhirandiyara village, Ludiya village, Khavda village, Kalo Dungar (Black Hill) and Dattatray Temple. Later, you will continue to White Rann which provides the view of the Great Rann. Enjoy a spectacular sunset here. You will now, return to the hotel in Bhuj for a soothing sleep.

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort

Day 03: Bhuj-Rajkot -New Delhi (Flight departure at 20:5 hrs)

After leisurely breakfast leave for Rajkot upon arrival at Rajkot sightseeing of Ranjit Vilas Palace, Watson Museum, Rotary Dolls Museum and departure to Airport for flight to New Delhi for onward journey.

This is the world largest salt flat land which remains wet till onset of summer and as the land is dried up what remains is a bed of salty white land. The Rann of Kutch is divided into two-parts the Little Rann of Kutch and Great Rann of Kutch they differ in landscape, topography and vegetations. Rann meaning ‘Desert’ and it comes alive during Rann of Kutch Festival from November to March every year.

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