Rann of Kutch 2022 - 2 Days Itinerrary | Moxtain
Rann of Kutch

Duration

2 days

Length

50 km

Difficulty Level

Easy

Altitude

1515 ft

Best Time to Visit

November to February

Trek Overview

ABOUT RANN OF KUTCH:

Kutch is a place of regal grandeur, thriving customs, and fascinating heritage. It's no surprise that Kutch tourism comes as a vibrant mix of the region's greatest pleasures. The region's angelically superb artwork, which is improving daily, magnifies the charm of the area. The great Rann of Kutch, bounded by the Thar Desert on one wing and the Arabian Sea on the other, is like a massive tapestry that is overwhelmed with the hues of its crafts and cultures.

Away from the coast, the great Rann of Kutch is a sight that will leave you gasping for air. The miles-long expanse of emptiness is terrifyingly beautiful, with little watercourses and shrubbery which are homes to pink flamingos. A periodic tectonic movement has cut off the area's connectivity to the Arabian Sea, which was originally a vast shoal in the region. The marshes overflow with rainwater during the rains, and the floodplain stretches from the Gulf of Kutch westward to the Gulf of Cambay eastward. During the warmer months, the water evaporates, leaving behind a crisp substrate of white salty land.

Additionally, Rann of Kutch sightseeing will bring you closer to the region's celebrations, which fervently honour the long-standing customs. Your journey of the great Rann of Kutch will be memorable, vibrant, changing colours at each turn. You will learn a lot about and get to see beautiful sneak peeks of the locals' tribal way of life on this trip during the rann utsav. Additionally, you may browse the Kutch festival, their fairs and take advantage of the opportunity to discover their original artistic forms. If you can identify with their artistic personas, which are new, raw, and absolutely indigenous, the encounter will be much more cherishable.

The hub for Kutchi needlework, tie-dye, leatherwork, ceramics, bell metal art, and the renowned Rogan painting which is survived by the last existing professional family may be found in nomadic towns and villages geometrically designed with cylindrical mud huts.

Kutch's culture stands in stark contrast to its surroundings. The garments from the area are enhanced with Kutchi embroidery and Bandhani. Listening to traditional folk music is an everyday activity of all its residents. Garba and the Kutchi Gajiyo are essential components of festivities here, just like they are across the rest of Gujarat.

ABOUT RANN OF KUTCH FESTIVAL

One of India's most anticipated tourism festivals, Rann Utsav honours the White Desert's natural wonders as well as the region's artistic legacy. Gujarat's Chief Minister, Shri Narendra Modi had first conceived the idea for the Rann Utsav.

In the parched regions of Kutch, an abundance of various colours, exuberance of design, ostentation of heritage, and rhythmic fusion of music and dance combine to produce an incredible beauty that embodies the soul of the area. Every year, the Rann Utsav, a three-day celebratory fiesta bursting with warmth, vibrancy inspired by ethnic characteristics, is staged on the full-moon night of the winter season in the midst of the breathtaking and striking surroundings.

The festive event starts in Bhuj City and travels across the neighborhood. The whole stretch from Bhuj to Rann of Kutch feels extra terrestrial amidst the festivities. Events are held in Kutch by the Gujarat tourist board to highlight the diverse heritage of this important Indian region. People from all over the world have a one-of-a-kind chance to travel to Kutch and take in the authentic taste of the region thanks to this Utsav, which is being organised by Gujarat every year.

HOW TO REACH RANN OF KUTCH?

BY ROAD:

To travel to Kutch, there are both public and private transportation options accessible from Gujarat cities and even from Rajasthan. Taxis are also commonly available. You may even drive, and the best route to use to go to Kutch is National Highway 8A.

BY RAIL:

Your ideal option for taking the train to Kutch is from the Bhuj railway station. The distance from Bhuj to Rann of Kutch is around 82 kms. After reaching, you can simply catch a bus or rent a cab.

BY AIR:

Regular flights are available as Kutch is a well connected airport of India. Upon reaching Kutch, you can take buses or cabs to your destination.

BEST TIME TO VISIT RANN OF KUTCH

From November to February:

Rann of Kutch is best visited in the winter months. The desert springs to life in all its splendour and myriad shades during this time of year. The Rann of Kutch in October is the ideal time for sightseeing. The temperature is more enjoyable and mild during this season since the days are still warm yet comfortable.

Among the key winter activities are full moon evenings, desert clan cultures, dance performances, music performances, and bonfires across the sandy beaches and many others. During the winters, the moonlight reflecting off the pristine beach on such full moon evenings turns the area into an absolute wonderland. The Rann of Kutch Festival, which is held from November through February, is also believed to be at its finest during this time of year.

From July to September:

By the end of June, Kutch begins to experience rain, which lasts until September. Meanwhile, the Kutch Banni Grasslands bloom in the arid areas. Many migrating birds arrive in Kutch around this time, making it a beautiful spectacle for bird lovers. The Rann of Kutch is home to a number of sanctuaries that visitors may visit as well. Local species, such as the Wild Ass, can find refuge in the Kutch reserves.

From April to June:

The summer season runs from April to June. This time of year, the Rann of Kutch is not the best spot to travel because of the intense heat and high temperatures. However, summer nights are noticeably colder. The parched vistas do not provide any serenity to tourists at this time; therefore Rann of Kutch is not a place that summer tourists should visit.

WEATHER AND TEMPERATURE

WINTER SEASON

In the winter, the days are very comfortable, but after the sun goes down, the temperature seems to plummet down severely. During this time of the year, the weather in Rann of Kutch is noticeably pleasant and mild. Because of the Rann Utsav, which is held in Kutch from November to February, winter is the greatest season to travel there.

During the months of October through March, Kutch is open to tourists. The festival season further rejuvenates the atmosphere of the location, and the immaculate weather makes touring easier. The best time to visit bird viewing locations is at the start of winter.

MONSOON SEASON

By the end of June, Kutch has its first rains, which continue throughout September. Even while the rains are not intense, they nonetheless have the effect of cooling the environment. If you enjoy the sceneries of nature during rainy seasons and animal shooting then Kutch during the monsoons would be a paradise for the tourists! But a lot hinges on the accessibility of the roads, assuming that water logging situations do not impede it.

SUMMER SEASON

The summer months play a spoilsport in Kutch. Without any pity, the sun unleashes its wrath upon the earth. With temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius at lunchtime, it is unbearably hot. Kutch is not ideal in the summer season because of the desolate landscapes that lack any hint of greenery.

RANN OF KUTCH PERMIT

Given its closeness to the Pakistani border, the Rann of Kutch is a vulnerable region. As a result, permission to visit Rann of Kutch is necessary. The permission to visit Rann of Kutch may be acquired along route at the checkpoint at Bhirandiyara, a hamlet famed for its mawa, a milk-based confection, located about 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Bhuj. Permit reservations can also be made online. For various age groups, they offer various pricing.

Itinerary

What's Included

Inclusions

  • Trek Leaders
  • High-quality trekking gears (Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons).
  • Experienced Staff (Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters).
  • Delicious, Hygienic & Nutritious Meals on scheduled time (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks & Dinner).
  • Adventure gears for team (Ice axe, walkie talkies, oximeter).
  • Fully equipped medical kit, oxygen and safety equipment.
  • All forest permits and camping charges.
  • Exclusions

  • Food items purchased by individuals at local canteens on the trek or during the drive.
  • Any early return travel costs or accommodation except for the days as per the itinerary.
  • Any expenses for medical treatment of injury or accident before, during or after the trek.
  • All the cutlery (mugs, spoons, plate,lunch box etc)
  • To and Fro traveling charges.
  • Health and Safety

    • For any Himalayan Trek, Ideal BMI for a trekker should be 18.5 to 24.9
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    • Below given Safety checks should be done to get prepared for any Himalayan Trek.
      • Balance : As well said a balanced mind and body gives out best in every condition and that too works in Himalayan treks as well.
      • Legs Strength : Body and Legs Strength is required to carry body weight as well as the backpack while trekking in uneven multi terrains. Generally, a good strength on legs works out good in any Trek. One can gain legs strength by doing simple Squats.
      • Muscle Flexibility : While trekking in Trans Himalayan region with a flexible body one can easily achieve full range of movement and this can be really helpful for trekkers as well as trek leads. A good flexible will be an advantage while walking on trails, climbing and river crossing etc. Flexibility can be achieved by simple stretching, yoga etc.
      • Cardiovascular Endurance : Cardiovascular endurance is defined as the ability of lungs and heart to transmit oxygen to the body muscles. All Himalayan treks are basically ascending descending the slopes and for this trekkers should be having a good cardiovascular endurance. Anyone planning for a Himalayan trek can attain this capacity by doing any cardio exercise like running, swimming, cycling etc.

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  • Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before trek start date.
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  • In case of an incomplete trek due to weather conditions, one can opt for the same trek again throughout their lifetime on all our fixed departure for the same trek.
  • This attempt only covers the trek fee and will not include any rentals or the transportation amount paid earlier.
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  • Rann of Kutch

    2 Days / 1 Nights
    17000 /-

    ₹ 16000 /- ( ₹ 1000 off )

    GST Applicable
    Pickup and Drop available from Kutch (Optional)
    Trek starts from Patan
    Travelling Charges Applicable

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