That's it!I have to go there, decided a 15 year old boy when he first had the sight of the magnificent white plains, which he never had heard of and here he is after 6 long years!
This place in particular needs no introduction!The infinite white plains,the untamed ecology,the mystery of its origin still bewilders everyone who just thinks of it!For some of those who are still unaware of this(am just kidding) Rann of Kutch is situated at a distance of 86 km from bhuj,the headquarters of India's largest district Kutch and is touted to be world's largest salt desert and shares its border with our friendly neighbour Pakistan!
I am not gonna get to the part how I got to Bhuj because everyone knows how to get there!The means of transport from Bhuj to White Desert or Safed Rann is very limited.I know this is a place where one would like to hitch hike or go solo but having partners is preferred, for you need to hire a taxi from bhuj onwards to Rann and Kalodungar which can be done in day's trip but we stayed at kalodungar to get soaked in its much said about sunrise.We were 7 in the group and hired a Toyota Innova for the journey onwards!The plan was simple
1)Reach Dhordo/Great Rann of Kutch by 4pm and stay till moonrise
2)Stay at Toran Resort,Dhorbana
3)Sunrise at Kalo Dungar and a visit to Indo-Pak border 60kms from Kalo Dungar(prior permission required)
First thing that strikes you at Rann is you are not alone !The solitude that pictures promise of is totally absent at Rann!There will literally be thousands of people wandering,chattering and blocking your bliss shots!Even with all these interferences this place is definitely one of the best sights to the human eye and even more better when the moon starts rising and the white salty earth starts glowing in the dark!As decided earlier we helped overself with cart loads of pics for Facebook Whatsapp Instagram etc etc!A little strolling at Rann Utsav and few Dhabelis(Kutchi Hamburgers) concluded the first part of the list.From Rann ,the Toran Resort at Dhorbana is 40 km. The whole journey from Rann to Dhorbana is someplace where you wish your car never breaks down!