The Kutch district is very rich in culture and heritage. Each village has its own unique history of mastering a specific craft. These crafts range from weaving and rogan art, to block printing and pottery, just to name a few. Visiting these villages is a wonderful experience, especially when combined with a visit to the Great Rann of Kutch, one of the world’s largest salt plains, located in the Thar desert.
First, we headed up to Kalo Dungar, meaning “Black Hill”, the highest point in Kutch which provides stunning views over the lower hills and the great salt plains. Once we had our share of the vistas we headed back down into the plains. While actually traversing the plains is not permitted there is one main site past a military checkpoint which grants splendid views from a platform. It is also the starting point for a 6 km cart ride, by horse or camel, to a water canal running through the plains.
To me personally, the Rann has been my favourite experience in Gujarat and I thoroughly enjoyed its vastness and beauty.