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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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  • August 14, 2017
    A unique experience to visit a place like this, extreme serenity. Beautiful route to this place and indeed this place is a rare beauty of Nature. Visited this place during the Rann Utsav festival (end...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    White Desert - The Great Rann of Kutch, real beauty of Nature. Mostly tourist are visiting this place during Rann Utsav Festival which held between November to February, I am visiting this place regul...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    The white desert was the best experience of our trip, we went twice and both during evenings, when it was very scenic and picturesque. Locals recommend visiting around full moon for the best experienc...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    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.
  • July 7, 2017
    It's good but overrated, don't go with lot of expectations. Gujarat government managed everything nicely here, neat and clean.
  • July 4, 2017
    This place is simply out of this world. All white and so beautiful as compare to nothing in the world.
  • July 3, 2017
    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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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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