Who would not wish to spend a night sitting on white sands and star gaze? Rann of Kutch offers this exact dreamy experience! Rann Utsav is held annually every year from November till February.The Kutch Rann Utsav is held amid a shimmering landscape that gives enchanting moments to cherish and it feels like heaven on earth!
The infinite sheet of white, the breeze, with a background score of Gujarati folk song and changing shades of the setting sun was an inexplainable experience. That, which must only be felt by being there. In addition to the beauty that it is, what stands tall interestingly is the molecular structure of salt. Known as NaCl in chemistry, it was thought-provoking to see how a minute single particle of salt actually looks like. It looks like "that is not the salt we eat!!??!!" :)
RANN OF KUTCH, GUJARATIt is hard to say if the Rann of Kutch is just a place or more than a phenomenon. These are seasonal marshlands in the Thar Desert that hone diverse wildlife species. Chir Batti (ghost light) at night, which is a strange ‘dancing light’ phenomenon, remains unexplained to this date, although this place was believed to be known by Alexander the Great as early as 325 BCE. Also look out for the Kutch handicrafts that are world famous for their mirror or bead inlay, and serve the living of several young girls and women in the area.
White is the first word that comes to mind when I think of The Rann of Kutch. As serene as a picture of Paradise in my mind, visiting Rann is an extraordinary experience that cannot be summed up in words, or thoughts in mind. It is a picture to be remembered and cherished with eyes closed and mind calmed. And with an honest attempt, let me try and take you to a land where the horizon never ends and the eyes never soak enough! This is my journey through fertile land, mass barren stretches, arid mountains, dry air, colorful attire, huge head wear and abundant smiles. I have eaten through the highway on my plate, passed through rural India, crossed cars with Delhi, UP, Rajasthan and Gujarat numbers, smiled at The Aravali range, walked through changing topographies- landscapes- flora & fauna and huge windmills on either side of the road. And I have realised there is a life beyond the madness of Delhi which is calm, serene, simple and astonishing, where people have time for each other, where people are breathing and realising at the same time.