- Explore the largest seasonal salt desert in the world
- Hike on the Kalo Dungar Hill, the highest hill of Kutch (462m)
- Sleep at the homestay of a local family and learn about their daily life
- Enjoy delicious homemade Indian food
- Duration: 2 days
- Maximum group size is 6 people with a minimum of 2
I will take you to an off-the-beaten track area of India – the Great Rann of Kutch – the largest seasonal salt desert in the world famous for its white salty sand. It is located in the most western district of Gujarat, India. It used to be connected to the Indus River with the Arabian Sea, but since the 1819 earthquake it has turned into a seasonal salt desert.
I will pick you up in Bhuj (airport/train or bus station) and will brief you about the upcoming two days. We will start our adventure with a drive through the Banni region, where you'll see flat desert and buffalo herds. We will drive to the top of the Kalo Dungar Hill, the highest hill of Kutch (462m), probably the only place where you can overlook the Great Rann of Kutch. From here we will start a trek of 5 km. The desert and sky often become indistinguishable which makes you feel like you are at the edge of the earth. We will have lunch at Khavda village. In the afternoon we will visit a few traditional villages where you can see different styles of embroidery. At the end of the day you can enjoy the sunset and have dinner with a local family near Dhordo village.
The next day we will slowly drive back to Bhuj after a cup of tea. On our way back we will drive through the flat desert and have the chance to see some cattle herders. We will have lunch with a local family in Bhuj. In the afternoon we are going for a hike around the hills of Bhuj. You will then have dinner and overnight stay in Bhuj with a Iocal family.
- English-speaking guide
- Accommodation (basic)
- All meals, drinks (local food)
- Entry fees