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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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  • I went to see the "white desert" in the "Rann of Kutch" in December 2017 with my family & Friends. It was an amazing experience. The white (salt) desert spread across hundreds of square miles in the k...  more »
  • Amazing, mind blowing, superb! Whatever you say is not enough. From Bhuj to Bhirandiara its 52KM, you have to take permit from BSF office and the proceed to White Desert which is another 28 km. Try Ma...  more »
  • This is a very beautiful place. It's like watching a calm sea. There is no end to it. And also the route from Bhuj to the Rann is spectacular. Best for road trips. I gave only 4 stars bcoz it's alread...  more »
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  • Awesome experience! The natural beauty of the White dessert has to be seen to be believed. From red hot and burning in the desert, to a shallow sea as the Arabian sea travels about 130km inland, to the White and as the salt water evaporates... The Kachchh dessert shows the facets over the year - and each a wonder in its own right. Plenty of Activites in and around the area to keep the young ones entertained, and a few sight seeing trips in the vicinity will make your itinerary wholesome. Plan on spending 2-3 days in the area. Recommended.
  • Good arrangements.... Cooperative staff... Hospitality is up to the mark... Good quality food is served... Clean and well maintained... Transport in and around is well managed.. a good theme place for family n couples...
  • A beautiful place to visit once in a lifetime. The hard and dry salt gives the desert a white attire. Nicely different place where you enjoy to take beautiful pictures. Best time to visit is December to March. And if u can plan well, try the full moon night view. Not much places nearby to be around.
  • Absolutely fabulous. Recommend to see the place on a full moon with a clear - cloudless sky. Never seen so much salt. It's as far as the eye can see. We used the camel drawn carts to travel to the viewing deck. It's an experience. It gets pretty chilly later in the evening / night in Dec. Carry something warm. We travelled on two consecutive late evenings but the clouds played spoiled sport!
  • Amazing and Must Visit once.. Do Not Plan to Stay, Just visit early Morning and come back by noon. During noon it could be too hot. Wash your legs if u roamed bare foot on salt as salt might cause itching. You can visit this place in night only during full moon or when lighting show is organized..

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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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