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“Beauty of God's Creation” 5 of 5 stars
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White Desert
Kutch District | Dhordo, Bhuj 370001, India
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Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Bhuj
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“Beauty of God's Creation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Awesome..... Specially full moon night is so coooolll & superb... :-)

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“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Gotta see it to believe it! You get to see what "White-Out" conditions are, that too on grd, not in air!

Visited March 2012
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“The shockingly beautiful, Dhordo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Its beautiful and startles you a bit, if you do not know what you are headed for. The much seen white that seems like sand on TV etc. is actually salt and you see it endlessly. You can walk into the salt pans feel the rawness of the place, there is salt in the air, in your lungs, under your feet, everywhere! It's a must do experience and makes for stunning photography

Visited February 2012
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Ahmedabad, India
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“Nothing else like it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

This is a unique ecosystem. The land is flat and seemingly devoid of life. It has a thick layer of salt and the soil is mostly clay, that does not absorb water.

The long monsoon season fills this vast area with water, which is saline due to the salt in the soil. This creates a small sea and some high lands become small islands.

This water evaporates only due to the desert sun. The water fully evaporates only by April.

This creates a heaven for migratory. Amazing variety of birds come here in the winter season (Oct to Feb). They come from as far as Siberia, central Asia and Europe. This is a dreamland for birdwatchers.

During the summer months, it is extremely hot and dusty, as you would expect in a desert. But because this is a vast flat salt land, some people come here to test the speed limit of their fancy vehicles.

This place is around 100 kms from Bhuj city. There are two good resorts just next to the White Rann. Must stay for one night here.

Visited February 2012
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“Not to miss this lifetime experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

If you are traveller who likes splendour of nature, calm & serene surrounding, this is the place not to be missed. I visited in Jan 12, Experience was mesmerising. Vast landscape of salt white land merging in horizon with stark blue sky is just magical. Cool breeze & Shining sun it is unforgettable.
Make it a point t visit in winter & it will be lifetime experience. Combine visit to Desert with Stay in Shaam E Sarhad at Hodka village (15 Kms away) & visit to craftsmen villages of Hodka, Dhorodo are perfect package for wonderful holiday.

Visited January 2012
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