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White Desert, Bhuj

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Explore the rich natural and cultural heritage of White Desert, a seasonal salt marsh that fills with water during the summer monsoons, but becomes accessible during winter. The expanse of white salt creates a striking visual impact, giving the area a lunar atmosphere. Popular culture contains scores of references to this otherworldly landscape, including several scenes in Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children," and many Indian films and songs. Established tent villages pop up during the tourist season, with locals running tours to the area's main sites (among them, flamingo breeding grounds), selling handicrafts, and offering a range of other cultural experiences. Using our custom trip planner, Bhuj attractions like White Desert can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Good place to visit... It's 80 km away from Hotel Kutch Safari (Mr. Manveer Vaghela) I think winter will be the good time to visit the place and yes evening or night with full-moon...  more »
  • We walked under moonshine on the full moon night on the white sands.On the white desert there were tourist roaming around us and we could only see the silhouettes. The salt on the ground shining shyly...  more »
  • Going and seeing the white desert is one of the most surreal experiences one can get. However, here is what I'd suggest as do's & don'ts: Do's: 1) Stay in Bhuj, and travel down to the white desert to ...  more »
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  • Mind blowing. Though I reached late, was allowed by guard to visit for sometime. It simply mesmerizes you. You will like to come back again.
  • Amazing place, best season Nov to Jan, went during off season so no crowd, but then no restaurants no food, looks like ghost town. But it's wonderful place must see, amazing nature and vast plain and marshy lands.
  • It's good but overrated, don't go with lot of expectations. Gujarat government managed everything nicely here, neat and clean.
  • This place is simply out of this world. All white and so beautiful as compare to nothing in the world.
  • The best place and visit in december - January. Place is near to Bhuj. If you have personal vehicle then it is best. Because in kachchh the places are very far. Make 3 days journey at least

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Where to stay in Bhuj

As one of the few large towns in the region, Bhuj has a number of accommodations to cope with all those wanting to see the town's sights, as well as the small, remote villages across the wider area. Primarily located between Station Road and the lake, the accommodations range from palatial hotels, old and new, to some more standard fare offering basic rooms to bed down in. Homestays offer a particularly authentic and popular way of experiencing the local culture of Bhuj.
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