Rann of Kutch – Intimidating, Beautiful and Endless!

This post is in continuation to my previous post on Kutch. In the evening after getting refreshed at the resort: Gateway to Rann Resort in Dhordo, we went to view the sunset at Rann. Its better to have a vehicle as we need to drive a little bit to reach Rann from Dhordo. Once we reach Rann, there is a checking done whether we have the permission to visit Rann or not. There is a huge parking area outside Rann wherein we need to park our vehicles and then walk towards Rann. From the parking area, Rann did not look completely white. But as I started walking towards Rann, I realized how beautiful Rann is. Slowly but steadily the beauty of Rann was sinking in me. Now I was eagerly waiting for the moon to appear as it was a full moon night and I have heard people raving about the beauty of Rann on a full moon night.

Sunset at Rann…

Sunset at Rann…

As the night approached, there was some function being held near the entrance at Rann for some official delegates who were also visiting it. Since there was too much artificial light near the entrance, I walked a little inside away from the entrance. As the light from the artificial source started diminishing, the entire sight changed. It was marvelous and I was intimidated by the beauty of nature!! I kind of got a kick watching the sight which was completely white all around and the only light which we had was from our dear moon. At that moment I wanted just one more thing, a nice hot cup of tea. Wanted to sit down, have tea and gaze at the beauty the nature has to offer. It was simply mind blowing and there was total silence! Wanted to capture every bit of it through my camera lens but it could not do justice to the beauty of Rann (though I have tried my level best!). Simply loved this experience. Everybody should experience it at least once in their lifetime. It was surreal!! At that moment I understood why ‘Amitabh Bachchan‘ endorses Kutch saying ‘Kutch nahi dekha to kuch nahi dekha‘ (means if you have not seen Kutch you have not seen anything). I guess if I keep writing about Rann, I might run short of words.

Seek peace and silence on nature’s beauty and you will discover happiness surrounds you

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Beautiful colors in the sky.. Even the sun looks right out from a painting… Sunset at Rann

Beautiful colors in the sky.. Even the sun looks right out from a painting… Sunset at Rann

First glimpses of Rann after sunset

First glimpses of Rann after sunset

Waiting for the moon to arrive at Rann.. The elevated part is the road inside Rann…

Waiting for the moon to arrive at Rann.. The elevated part is the road inside Rann…

The moon is arriving at Rann ...

The moon is arriving at Rann …

Moon has arrived.. Just waiting for it to intensify ….

Moon has arrived.. Just waiting for it to intensify ….

You can also go for a camel ride at Rann .. Though i preferred walking around ..

You can also go for a camel ride at Rann .. Though i preferred walking around ..

Vast endless white desert at the Rann of Kutch

Vast endless white desert at the Rann of Kutch

Preparations in full swing for the function being organized at Rann

Preparations in full swing for the function being organized at Rann

The Bright Moon ……

The Bright Moon ……

Its getting darker at Rann of Kutch..

Its getting darker at Rann of Kutch..

Moon at Rann after complete darkness … looks like a big bright white circle…

Moon at Rann after complete darkness … looks like a big bright white circle…

Function held at Rann

Function held at Rann

Moon at late in the night at Rann.. It looks like a flash light .. Totally bright and intense

Moon at late in the night at Rann.. It looks like a flash light .. Totally bright and intense

The darkness at Rann of Kutch

The darkness at Rann of Kutch

Tried to capture the moon and white desert in a single frame ..Though it was difficult late in the night...

Tried to capture the moon and white desert in a single frame ..Though it was difficult late in the night…

Road at Rann leading towards the parking lot.. tried some photography tricks with the lights present near the parking area ...

Road at Rann leading towards the parking lot.. tried some photography tricks with the lights present near the parking area …

Other side of the road at Rann… looks endless …. !!

Other side of the road at Rann… looks endless …. !!

Closer view of ‘The White Desert' at Rann of Kutch …

Closer view of ‘The White Desert’ at Rann of Kutch …

Since I went in the month of February it was not very cold but I did add few layers to my clothing to make myself warm and comfortable. Late in the night, went to Rann Utsav. Rann Utsav has lots of shops ranging from clothing, accessories to food stalls though by the time I went almost everything was closed.

Entrance of Rann Utsav

Entrance of Rann Utsav

Nice murals inside Rann Utsav ..

Nice murals inside Rann Utsav ..

A demo hut inside Rann Utsav ..

A demo hut inside Rann Utsav ..

Cafeteria ….inside the Rann utsav

Cafeteria ….inside the Rann utsav

India Bridge & Border

The next morning we checked out of the resort and went again towards India Bridge to the border check post but this time we went little inside towards the border after getting prior permission from the Bhuj headquarters. So like the previous day, today as well we submitted all our electronic items and went towards the border. This was an experience of a different kind wherein the patriotic part in me really over powered me. I was in awe with the way our soldiers take care of our nation regardless of the weather conditions. Talking to the soldiers and visiting the border gave me goose bumps.

Since visiting the border takes quite some time so its better to take some eateries along with you which can be easily purchased at the India Bridge. We were starving by the time we finished our border visit.

After visiting the border, we headed straight back to Bhuj and checked in at the same Grand 3D hotel where we had stayed earlier and took rest. We all were very exhausted with the entire Rann trip but the beauty of Rann completely compensated for it!

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9 comments on “Rann of Kutch – Intimidating, Beautiful and Endless!
  1. Ruby Singh says:

    This is like a flashback for me. Loved the post, you took me back to my trip to Rann of Kutch,

  2. Hemanth says:

    Hello arun I want to discuss about rann, we r planing for a trip, can I get ur contact number

  3. Lovely! The Rann is somewhere I have been wanting to go since a while now, hope I can make it there soon.

  4. magiceye says:

    Wonderful post!
    Brought back fond memories of my ride across the Rann!!

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