Kalo Dungar (The Black Hills)

Kalo Dungar (The Black Hills) Kutch

 

About the location: North of the village of Khavda, Kalo Dungar (Black Hill) marks Kutch’s highest point (462 m), with remarkable views over the Great Rann salt flat (or inland sea if you’re visiting during the monsoon). You’ll need your own transport to visit. The hill is also famous for a 400-year old temple dedicated to Lord Dattatreya. You walk to the edge of the hill and look over at the sprawling blanched landscape that changes hues as the day progresses and the sun sinks behind the mountains. A 15-min drive from the base of the hill lands you on the India bridge that connects the far north of Kutch to the mainland. The area comes under the jurisdiction of the army and photography is not allowed. The Indo-Pak border lies about 40 km north from here.

Brief History: Legend says Lord Dattatreya stopped to rest here and found a group of starving jackals. He offered them his body to eat and as they ate, his body continually regenerated itself. For the last four centuries, the priests at the temple prepare cooked rice for jackals who come in the late evenings for a meal.

Visiting Hours

Location

Kutch


How to get there

  • By Road By Road state and private buses service the city from all major parts of Gujarat.

  • By Train By Train The railway station lies on the western railways network

  • By Air By Air Kalo Dungar lies 90 km north of Bhuj. Bhuj is well connected by air, rail and road. The Bhuj airport lies 4 km from the city and has ample domestic flights from major destinations in India.

 

Registered Tour Operators

Tour Operator

Kutch Expeditions

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

Kutch Tourism

Mobile 9426136955
Website http://www.rann-utsav.com
Tour Operator

Balaji Air Travels

Mobile 9825588263
Website http://www.balajiairtravels.com
 

Registered Tourist Guides

Tourist Guide

Mr. Rishi D. Joshi

Mobile 9429006729
Tourist Guide

Mr. Jeetendra. T. Solanki

Mobile 9408435331
Tourist Guide

Mr. Parth A. Mehta