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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. Add White Desert and other attractions to your Bhuj trip itinerary using our Bhuj trip builder.
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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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  • Visited in Dec '15 One of the most amazing place to visit The sun set is just so beautiful...it cannot be expressed in words "Salute to our soldiers who serve our country in the desert of salt"  more »
  • It's often rightly said the heart of kutch Actually it is The only destination of the tourists coming from all around the world in bhuj It makes u feel differently It's a feeling not a place and it ca...  more »
  • It was a wonderful experience to visit White Ran (desert) from Bhuj in February, 2016. With family, camel card, horse ride it was all wonderful, exciting experience which we will cherish life long  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