Two reasons that make this trip special are- 1)Salt desert(white rann) which remains under water for most part of the year and is relatively dry only in the month of October to March. 2)RannUtsav- organised every year by Gujarat Government from December to the First week of march.
Reach Bhuj by plane or train or bus and from their hire a car for your onward journey.Full moon nights are regarded as the best time to visit the "White rann" and we did exactly that.But the mystery of the Rann made us come back for more the very next morning and witness the beautiful red Sun rise over the White hard land.
Thanks to the ongoing RannMahotsav you have a plethora of Gujarati and Kutchi handicrafts stalls to shop from.Take home as many souvenirs from this trip which are a true reflection of the vibrancy and colourfulness of the life of people living in the villages in this part of the country.
You can also visit Kala Dungar,the highest point in Bhuj.You travel through a terrain of rolling hills to get to Kala dungar.Owing to its proximity to Indio-Pak border,it is guarded by a unit of Indian army at all times.A glimpse of white desert at a distance,is possible from this point.
Second day we travelled to Mandvi through Bhuj. There we spent the evening on the beach watching the sun set before us while the blades of the wind turbines swayed in the breeze coming from the sea,behind us.At Mandvi you can also visit the Vijay vilas palace where the shooting of "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" had taken place.