Marshy lowlands, beautiful migratory birds, moderate rainfall, cool breeze and sand dunes across the white desert in the tent city of Dhordo is what that surrounds the Rann of Kutch. Situated in the artistic state of Gujarat the Rann of Kutch has lot of beautiful tourist attractions and places to visit in and around it :
1. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary :-
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Known as the home to thousands of Flamingos in the world the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary situated at the Rann of Kutch is spread across an area of 4,950 sq km encompassed with the saline desert all around with nilgai, jackals, snakes, lizards etc. Diverse varieties of water birds reside in the sanctuary and is the major attraction among tourists during winters.
Not Allowed: Pets
Timings: 7.00 AM – 6.30 PM
2. Mandvi Beach:-
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One of the most pristine place to visit in Gujarat, the Mandvi beach is the true charmer to the eyes of the visitors who want to explore the seashore and the cool tranquil peace loving breeze.
Best time to visit : October to March
3. Kalo Dungar:-
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Known as black hill, one can have a great panaromic view of the great Rann of Kutch and can also be a spectator of the Indo Pakistan border. The place is also having an ancient temple of Dattatreya who is believed to be the third incarnation of Lord Buddha. It should be visited either early morning or late afternoon.
4. Nirona Village :-
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It is the only place in India where the most renowned artists of the Rogana Art exist. As soon as you will enter the village you will find the great art work like Rogan paintings, metal works and Lacquer work on wood. The best place to observe the vivid kinds of creative handicrafts and craftsmen.
Entry Fee: no visit charges
Timings: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
5. The Great Rann of Kutch :-
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Being a marshy land and located at the Thar Desert in Gujarat, the Great Rann of Kutch is the largest salt desert in the entire world. The best place to visit during winters, it observes the great Rann utsav every year wherein one can get the taste of the local cuisine, culture and heritage.
Entry Fee: no visit charges
Timings: Open 24 Hours
Further Read: [ Top 10 things to do in Rann of Kutch ]
6. Bhuj :-
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Situated in the district of Kutch, Bhuj is a city famous for shopping, architecture and ancient temples. It is a city where the artists do the renowned bandhni (tie-dye) work and lot of tourists land over here to experience the art, food and Gujarati culture.
Best time to visit Bhuj: October to March
7. Dholavira Archaeological Museum :-
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Situated in the region of Dholavira near Rann of Kutch which is one of the largest Harappan sites in the Indian subcontinent the museum is reminiscent of the relics of the Indus Valley Civilization. One could easily find out the architecture and cultural life of Indus Valley civilization by visiting this museum.
8. Chari -Dhand Wetland Conservation Reserve:-
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Located on the marshy and saline lowlands of the Rann of Kutch, this wetland conservation reserve is the most visited tourist place in the Kutch region. It has thousands of endangered species of migratory birds and is one of the best seasonal wetlands wherein the tourists can have a great bird watching activity.
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