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“White nothingness” 4 of 5 stars
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White Desert
Kutch District | Dhordo, Bhuj 370001, India
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“White nothingness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The White Desert or Great Rann is a pristine white expanse of salt. So white, it can get blinding if you look at its horizon! Visitors have to obtain a permit from the police checkpost at Bhirandiyara village to travel to any of the northern parts of Kutch including the Rann.

The Rann be "seen" from various places within Kutch.
1) Ahead of Dhordo village:
A short distance after the Border Security checkpost, you have to park & can either walk 10 minutes or take a fun camel cart ride (Rupees 60 per person for a two-way ride). Its the only place where one can actually walk around & watch a magnificient sunset without worrying about the following darkness. Apparently, there are many quicksand-like areas on this land so its advisable to not venture too faraway.
The Rann Utsav organised by the tourism department of Gujarat is set up on the land before the security checkpost. The organisers have left a mess behind, which looked terrible especially since we visited 2 weeks after the festival got over.
The following 2 locations are only for viewing.

2) From atop Kalo Dungar (Black Hills):
Well, if you cant spot Jackals which are terrified of all the noise created by tourists, walk down to the Rann viewing point closeby. This offers the best 180 degrees view of the White Desert, with Dholvira on the right & Dhordo on the left.

3) On the way to Dholavira:
The Kotada (fort) of Dholavira is situated on an island. A road connects the island to the mainland. On either side of this semi-fenced road, is the spectacular view of the Salt land.

Visited February 2013
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“On the top of Black Hill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

There is a new road for to go on the Black Hill starting from Bhuj. You can acrooss a wild country were you can see the country's life of the people here.No one city, no traffic, just small villages and domestic animals around.
The last part of the trip you start climb in a small way between the rocks of the Black Hill.In this places you can feel yourself away from your civilitation,and it is perhaps, this the charm of these places.
The hill is not tall, only 458 mt, but above to it, there is a fresh breeze and an enchanting sight.
If you are luck, you can see some wild animal, they come to eat around 11.30 in the morning, and around 19 in the evening.
In front of the desert you feel yourself like nothinghness.

Visited March 2013
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“Its different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Probably the only desert where u can see into the horizon with no interference. Unique in that its composed of salt packed hard. Worth a view of the sunset.

Visited February 2013
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“Wow, what an experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Vast expanse of flat land right up to the horizon, that too snow white and the evening breeze, setting sun. It is picturesque. It is white rann. It is a different kind of experience. The white colour is not sand but the salt.
We visited the place in the evening to view the sun set. It is fabulous and colourful. One must see it and enjoy it.
It is said that it looks more beautiful during moonlight. It was time for the moon to rise. So we missed it.

Visited January 2013
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“Look at eternity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Looking out over the desert is like looking into eternity, and it is definitively one of best nature experiences in Kutch.

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