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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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  • Sunny, exquisite and fantastic. Drove here, parked the car by the roadside and spent a great time here.  more »
  • Little Runn.. wonder of this great India. Must watch on full moon nights! Breathtaking! u dont feel like leaving this land. Culture, beauty, natural wonder. Should visit once for sure in lifetime!  more »
  • This was first experience to at white salt desert on the way to Dolavira from Bhuj . It was indeed a great opportunity to be there and wish every one to have this unique experience at least once in li...  more »
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  • Ideal time to visit is Dec-Jan. If possible, plan for 2N stay in "tent" and also for "Full Moon" night. Full Moon Nigh to be experienced at White Desert close to 22:00 hrs and breathe in the experience. The mesmerizing view of the white desert (salt) makes you feel like walking on the cloud. A place must be visited at the right time of the year (December/January) only during the full moon. The sunset and sunrise make a grand view of the place. A must see place in your lifetime.
  • It is one of the wonders of the world to see white desert filled with salt pan instead of sand. It is an amazing sight to see salt filed land for acres together. It is said during June to November this area is filed with waters. We went for 2.5 km ride on camel back up to canal. It was nice. There were also people sitting in the middle of the desert waiting to see sunset. Camel ride is Es. 200 per person. Don't miss it.  Actually one has to take Border Security Force permission to enter this area. On the other side of the fence is Pakistan. But that border is not visible. Lovely place
  • Its a heavenly experience..the place is beautiful.. you feel awestruck seeing the nature create something so beautiful. It is a phenomenon which can be witnessed only during the months Nov to Feb..January being the best! Sunsets n full moon nights are worth a visit!
  • Wonderful place in Gujarat, India. A huge expanse of white salt desert visible only for few months November to February.. A must visit place to unravel the mystery of the creation.. Just awesome and leaves one spell bound.. Incredible India.
  • This was fun. Whole dessert full of salt and we walked till end but there was no end to this huge dessert. Full of open space and beautiful scene to watch sunset. Also its beautiful to see moon on top at night. Usually, market near dessert closes at 8pm. Though there is a market and dining places at tent city which you need to walk around a km which will be open till 10:30pm. After that, you are all on your own. There is no one to ask you to come out of dessert. You can stay till whatever time you want. We were in a group of 20, playing there on a dessert and dancing till 10PM and then we walked out till tent city, found a restaurant and had varieties of Gujju food.
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