Rann of Kutch in Gujarat proudly boasts of being one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India. It has all the saline desert plains, lakes, swamps, arid grassland and rocky thorn shrubs. Here you will get opportunity to witness the Asiatic Wild Ass. Besides this the park has wildlife that include gerbils, chinkaras, wolves etc and for birdwatchers a large number of species of beautiful birds are there. Choose from tours offered by IHPL to have the experience of lifetime.
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FAQ of Rann of Kutch
Ques: Where is the Rann of Kutch located?
Ans: Rann of Kutch is located in the Kutch district of Gujarat. The area of salt marshes dwelled in the Thar Desert and it is one of the largest salt deserts in the world.
Ques: What is special about Rann of Kutch?
Ans: It is known to be the largest salt desert in the world. 'Rann' means desert which is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Irina'. The place is quite famous that fascinates people from all around the world. Its massive natural white carpet, which is made due to the evaporation of rain water has the high amount of salt in it.
Ques: Which is the nearest airport to reach Rann of Kutch?
Ans: The nearest airport to reach Kutch is Bhuj airport, which is an approximately at a distance of 80 kilometres & its airport code is “BHJ”.
Ques: What is the best time to visit Rann of Kutch?
Ans: The best time to visit Rann of Kutch is during The Rann Utsav, which takes place in winter months, starting from November till February. In these months weather remains pleasant and appropriate for sightseeing.
Ques: What is Rann Utsav?
Ans: Rann Utsav is one of the most popular festivals of Gujarat. It also known as Rann of Kutch Festival or Rann Utsav. In local term it is a kind of “Mela” which is organized in Kutch for a period of 04-05 months. Every year Rann Utsav is celebrated from November till February (Starts and ends as per government guidelines). The thrilling festival offers, tented accommodation(Luxury and budget), transportation, delicious local cuisine, full moon night landscape view, sightseeing tour to white rann, black hill for spectacular view with sunset. Local sightseeing tour which includes visit to palaces converted into Museums, Tribal villages, Handicraft product made by local artists, temples. Apart from that the festival also offers tourists to enjoy some adventure activities.
Ques: How many days are required to visit Rann of Kutch?
Ans: Two to Three days are good for exploring Kutch region. You can visit the attractions like Black Hills, White Rann, Mandvi, Lakhpat, Narayan sarovar - koteshwar, Mata no Madh etc.
Ques: Which is the nearest railway station to reach Rann of Kutch?
Ans: Bhuj railway station with a station code “BHUJ” which is around 70 kilometres, is the nearest railway station from Kutch.
Ques: What are the dishes/snacks I can try in Rann of Kutch?
Ans:Gujarati food is a gastronomical delight for the visitors. There are various delectable and tasty eating options available in Rann of Kutch which one should definitely try. Some of them are mentioned below:
- Kathiyawadi Thali
- Kutchi Dabeli
- Lilva Kachori etc.
Ques: Can you name some sweets I can have in Rann of Kutch?
Ans:Some of the popular and mouth-watering sweets you can enjoy in Rann of Kutch are as below:
- Deshi Ghee Jalebi
- Deshi Ghee Soan Papdi
- Basundi and Halwa
- Mawa sweets
- Rasmalai etc.
Ques: What is the land area of Rann of Kutch?
Ans:Rann of Kutch has around 7500 square kilometres of land area, which generally remains wet for a large part of the year.
Ques: Can you suggest tours covering Rann of Kutch?
Ans: Yes, you can choose from below tours with their web links:
Ques: Where do we stay in Rann?
Ans: We will provide you a private tented accommodation during your stay in Rann.
Ques: In Rann do tents have an attached toilet?
Ans:Yes, for our clients we only provide tents, which has the facility of an attached/private western-style toilet.
Ques: In Rann do tents have AC facility?
Ans: There are both AC & Non-AC tents available but we only provide & recommend AC tents for our clients. Yes, it is a winter season but still the temperature is high in day time.
Ques: What are the nearby places to visit during a trip of Rann of Kutch?
Ans:Rann of Kutch is the world's largest salt desert and a paradise for holiday seekers. This place is surrounded by some of the important landmarks and sites where you can also enjoy the grandiosity of the region. The nearby places to visit on your tour as below:
- Mandvi Beach
- Black Mountain Visit (View of Sunset and Sunrise)
- Kutch Museum
- Vijay Viilas palace (Palace of Kings belonging to Jadeja community)
- Swaminarayan Temple
- Handicrafts by local villagers
Ques: How about shopping at Rann of Kutch?
Ans: If you want to enjoy shopping in Rann of Kutch, must buy the following items for you or as souvenirs:
- Rogan Art: Oil based painting
- Ajrakh block printing shawls
- Copper Bells
- Embroidered garments with mirror-work
- Bandhini sarees
Ques: Can I do some adventure activities at Rann of Kutch?
Ans:Yes, there are adventure activities options available for tourists such as:
- ATV riding
- Rifle shooting
- Archery etc.