Great Rann of Kutch
I was in class 5 when I heard about The Rann of Kutch in my geography class for the first time. It was a great experience to see it for real. The little desert called the salt desert is a salt marsh located near the Great Rann of Kutch in Kutch district, Gujrat. The salt desert is something that you must see at least once in your lifetime. It is a harmony of salt and stones collected together and surrounded by the sea on one side and the desert on the other. It has a bizarre charm to it. It holds unexpected surprises, which will definitely humble your unquenchable traveller’s spirit.
Also known as the Great Indian Desert, it is one of the largest deserts in the whole world and the largest in India of course. A part of the desert is in India and a part is still in Pakistan. The desert is surrounded by the Aravalli Hills on one side, the Indus River Valley on one side, Punjab on the other side and the Sindh surrounding the rest. The desert is mainly characterized by high and low sand dunes that make a beautiful view, caravans, saline lakes, cactus of various kinds. Gum Arabic Acacia, Euphorbia and Khajri are famous trees here. The wildlife apart from the camels, includes black buck, chinkara, francolin, quail, Great Bustard, ducks and geese.
Sam Sand Dunes
This is an area a little out of the main city of Jaisalmer and is one of the most beautiful attractions of the city. The sand dunes are a visual treat and camping is what attracts most of the tourists till this place. This is a unique experience as you have a tent right on the sand and the whole night gets more colorful with the traditional music and dance programs. There are a number of camel tour agencies which try to force you to pay more. You should be able to tackle them skillfully. A trip to Rajasthan cannot be completed if you miss this.