The Rann of Kutch is a vast, lonely desert, almost impossible to cross.
Yet, some people do cross it for reasons of their own. Najab Hussain also crossed the vast desert for a very special reason. What was it?
Do these lines ring a bell?
Well for me, the bell kept ringing for many years since I read a short story 'Love across the salt desert' by K.N. Daurwalla.
After much deliberation and planning, we decided to visit Rann in the month of December on a full moon night.
It’s said that Rann is magical during full moon nights and by the time we had zeroed on our travel dates, every good hotel/resort was booked. Settled for a small property in Bhuj near the bus stand.
We started our long journey of over 1000 kms on Friday afternoon by Bareilly Bhuj Express. This route took around 20 hours and we reached Bhuj by 10 am on Saturday.
Bhuj is a small city and it took us to some 10 minutes to reach hotel from railway station. We quickly freshened and booked a cab ride to the magical Rann (2000 for cab)
Rann is around 90 kms from Bhuj. Gujarat roads are in good shape and it took some 90 minutes to reach.