Salt marshes are referred to as those wetlands that are flooded by the tides and thus, contain saltwater. Rann of Kutch is one such salt marsh in India covering a huge area in the state of Gujarat. It extends to Sindh in Pakistan. It is a place of tourist attraction for its picturesque sight and surreal landscapes. It is closely compared to Bonneville Salt Flats in the U.S. These flats are located in the Tooele County in northwestern Utah. They also attract tourists globally and know about their scenic views.
However, the Rann of Kutch is more appealing to the tourists than the Bonneville Salt Flats due to a couple of reasons. The former is considered as a good contender when it comes to talking of salt flats. The kutch covers an area of 7,500 sq. Km and is full of diverse ecologies, mangroves, wildlife, and marshes. It seems like an endless white plain vanishing into nothingness and gives a mysterious sensation. The tranquillity of the place is appealing to a lot of tourists. There is nothing that you can hear apart from your footsteps in the Rann of Kutch.
The most favorable time to be in the Rann of Kutch is during the sunset or the sunrise. The setting sun and its hues are perfectly visible in the clean horizon. The kutch is also a wonderful place to visit as it hosts the Rann Utsav. Thousands of tourists from across the country and the world flock Gujarat during the festival. It celebrates the rich culture of the region for 3 months with music, singing, dancing, and folk performances. The artistic heritage of the place becomes even more vibrant against the White Desert.
Many people are also attracted by the wide array of local food that is available to tourists when visiting the Rann of Kutch. Thepla, locho, and bhungra are some of the finger-licking dishes that you will be welcomed with. Alongside that, tourists also get the opportunity to camp in the kutch and get a view of the wonderful moon in the white background. It presents one of its most beautiful sights during night time, under the star-studded sky. It is definitely a visit worthy-place and you should pay it one!