Great Rann Of Kutch

Great Rann Of Kutch Kutch

 

About the location: Rann of Kutch is a massive expanse of cracked earth, inland from the sea, that promises to take your breath away. The nothingness for miles is both nerve wracking and stunning with small oasis of water bodies and shrub forests doubling up as homes for pink flamingoes and wild asses. Tribal hamlets with cylindrical mud bhungas (huts) are the epicenter for Kutchi embroidery, tie and dye, leatherwork, pottery, bell metal craft and the famous Rogan painting by the only surviving expert family. Approximately 200 km east of the Rann, is the Little Rann of Kutch, which houses the 4953-sq-km Wild Ass Sanctuary. It homes the only remaining population of the chestnut-coloured Indian wild ass (khur), as well as blue-bulls, blackbuck and chinkara.

Brief History: The area was a once a sprawling shallow of the Arabian Sea until a constant geological shift closed off the connection with the sea. Over the years, the region eventually became a seasonal marshy salt desert. During monsoons, the marsh fills up with water and the wetland extends from the Gulf of Kutch on the west through to the Gulf of Cambay on the east. In the summers, the water dries to create a crunchy based bed of white salty land.

Visiting Hours

Dawn–dusk

Location

Kutch


How to get there

  • asdsa By Road Ahmedabad is 335 ilometers from bhuj approx. driving time is 7 hours . Rann of Kutch is about 85 kilometres from Bhuj.

  • By Train Bhuj is the closest air and rail node to Rann of Kutch, at 85 kilometers.

  • By Air By Air The Rudra Mata airport at Bhuj is a small but busy node that connects Mumbai to Bhuj.

 

Registered Tour Operators

Tour Operator

Ghanshyam Tours and Travels

City Bhuj
Pincode 370001
Mobile 9825391683
Website http://www.ghanshyamtours.com
Tour Operator

Happy Holidays

City Kutch
Pincode 370001
Mobile 9978382038
Website http://www.happyholidaysbhuj.com
Tour Operator

Kutch Expeditions

Mobile  9925426770
Website  http://www.kutchexpeditions.com
 

Registered Tourist Guides

Tourist Guide

Mr. Vimal Shukla

Mobile +91 98790 55662
Tourist Guide

Mrs. Ami Shah

Mobile +91 93270 08378
Website
Tourist Guide

Mr. Girish Gupta

Mobile +91 99250 67466