Sands Of Gujarat: What Makes The White Desert Of Rann Of Kutch Unique?

Rann of Kutch: The Rann of Kutch is a salt marshy area located in the Thar Desert in the Kachchh district in western Gujarat. It is located in between Gujarat located in India as well as Pakistan. Sindh province of Pakistan. It is comprised of about 30000 sq. km of land, which comprises The Great Rann of Kachchh, The Little Rann of Kachchh and Banni grassland.

It is Rann in Kutch is well-known for its white desert sand. It is also believed to be the biggest salt desert anywhere in the world.’Rann is a word that refers to deserts in Hindi which is an abbreviation of”The” Sanskrit words ‘Irina’, which also is a reference to desert. The people of Kachchh are referred to as Kachchhi and speak a dialect that is their own, with the identical name. Most of the population in the Rann of Kachchh comprises Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs.

The north in the town of Khavda, Kalo Dungar (Black Hill) is Kutch’s highest point (462 meters) and offers stunning panoramas of Kutch’s Great Rann salt flat (or the inland sea, if you’re in town in the month of monsoon). The hill is also known for the 400-year-old temple that is dedicated to the Lord Dattatreya. It is possible to walk up to the top of the hill and gaze at the expansive, sloping landscape, which changes color with the passing of time and the sun sets in the shadow of mountains.

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Legends suggest Lord Dattatreya came to rest and came across an entire group of hungry jackals. He offered his body for them to eat, and, as they ate, his body kept regenerating itself. Over the past four centuries, temple priests prepare cooked rice for the jackals who arrive in the evenings to have a meal.


The Rann of the Kachchh zone is also the home of a variety of biodiversity-rich in ecological terms including flamingos as well as wild asses which are seen in the desert regularly. Rann is also one of several sanctuaries, including The Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, Kachchh wilderness sanctuary, and so on. It is a dream for nature photographers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.The contrast that is this White Desert is one of the most unique in India and attracts tourists in huge quantities. Apart from being a filming site for a variety of Bollywood films The White Desert of Kutch is highly scrutinized as it is located near the border between northern India and Pakistan. It is the White Desert is cited with many sanctuaries for wildlife as well as wetland and floral preservation.

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A basin for the Indus and the White Desert of Kutch evaporates between November and February, opening up to the vast salt-induced terrain. This is the whitewashed time that the renowned Rann Utsav is held on the White Desert of Kutch, that is also one of the largest salt deserts in the world.