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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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  • Went for the entire day and spent most of it in the desert. From pre-dawn to late morning and then back in mid-afternoon till the curfew. The BSF does not permit tourists after 8:30pm or so. It is so ...  more »
  • This is a sight to behold - stunning views and gives the perspective of how insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things. Unfortunately though the Great Rann is receding and turning into slush f...  more »
  • White desert is occurring due to natural phenomena and trust me it’s super !!! The complete white layered salt land is so photogenic that no one can’t stop to click the moment The best time however is...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A natural Marvel. This dessert is truly and completely white. The whiteness is due to all crystalline salt scattered as far as the eyes can see. What really is astonishing that, all the salt remains dry and hard like a dessert throughout the day and gets mushy with wet patches appearing after Sunset. The Sunset here is really beautiful, and I am sure Sunrise too will be equally beautiful.
  • 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.
  • Amazing place to visit, but it is a bit far. It's always recommended to bring your own vehicle instead of using public transport. Moreover, petrol station is not around. It's at least 30-40 kms far from dessert. Photo point is good to view and take pictures of dessert.
  • The most amazing experience. One must visit the Rann at least once in a lifetime. You need a maximum of 2 days. The best time to visit is a full moon winter night when you are taken to the desert in the night time as well. The tents are well equipped and the whole tour is very well organized.

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