The vast expanse of white desert stretching across horizons, is a sight to behold. It was on our bucket list for quite long. So when we were planning for our honeymoon, Kutch was a quick pick.
And about choosing a bike over a car; though we would like to say that it was because we wanted something more adventurous but deep down we know it was also a lot about the money ;) After a big fat Indian wedding, you are not left with many choices you see :D
Whatsoever, the two honeymooners and the bike had a memorable time in Kutch for the 8 days. Now let us start with the journey journal.
Time of travel:
Winter, November to February, is the best time to visit Kutch.
We travelled on the second week of January. The following factors helped us to determine the time of travel:
1. We wanted to spend a full moon night at Rann.
The white desert looks amazing in a full moon night. We strongly recommend people going there during this time.
2. See the Rann Utsav.
This is a huge fair which is organised at Rann from end of October to 3rd week of February.
3. See the International Kite Festival at Ahmedabad.
This festival is organised around mid January, every year, where people from different countries come, display and fly their innovative kites.
Mode of travel:
Bangalore to Ahmedabad: Flight
Ahmedabad to Kutch to Ahmedabad: Rented Royal Enfield Bullet. The bike rent was 1000 INR per day plus petrol.
You can get the bike rental shop contacts from Sulekha or Justdial. Bargain and zero in the one who gives you the best deal.If you plan to travel during Oct to Feb, then try to book one month before.
Ahmedabad local Sight Seeing: Local Auto
Ahmedabad to Bangalore: Flight
Cost and Duration of the trip:
It was a 8 day trip which costed us 70K INR for two of us and inclusive of flights.