Once you reach close to the White desert you will clearly see how the sandy patch slowly disappears and white crystals take over the land, looking like shiny white diamonds. The white cover is nothing but crystallised salt forming into a thick layer over the entire region. The white desert stretches over a number of kilometres and continues all the way upto Pakistan. You can choose to either walk over the desert or if you're not the adventurous kind and prefer comfort, you can hop on to a camel cart. The sunset over the white desert is one of the most serene colour formation I have seen. Beautiful hues of orange, red and yellow fill up the sky, making it a wonderfully picturesque sight. A lot of you may not be aware of this but a number of Bollywood movies and song videos have been shot here, the most apparent being Refugee.
The Gujarat Tourism board organises the "Rann Utsav" every year for 3 months from December to February, where a number of cultural activities take place. However, if you're someone who wants to enjoy exclusivity and miss the crowd, you can pay a visit in November or March.