Mystical Rann Journey: Kutch Exploration

When it comes to experiencing the spirit of Kutchi culture and taking in the breathtaking scenery of Kutch, there is truly nothing better than visiting this place. Kutch is the perfect destination on any explorer’s bucket list. Junoon trekking and Holidays brings the best 3-day trip to Kutch, where you will be exploring Kutch. The adventure begins at Shivranjini when you meet up with other travelers and our tour guide. You are free to choose a different pickup location if it is more convenient for you, such as Bopal, Iskcon, or Sanand. Day one begins with our arrival at Dholaveera at six in the morning. From there, we will proceed to the resort for breakfast and some time to freshen up.

Additionally, the road to heaven will be taken for the further journey, The Road to Heaven in Kutch, isn’t your typical highway. It’s a 30-kilometer stretch of magic, winding through the heart of the Great Rann of Kutch, a vast salt desert painted in shades of white and gold, where you will be able to capture the beautiful scenic views. After that, we will depart for Kalo Dungar, At 462 meters (1,516 feet), Kalo Dungar, also known as Black Hill, is the highest peak in Kutch, Gujarat, India. It’s perhaps the only location in Kachchh where one may get a bird’s-eye view of the Great Rann of Kutch, from Kalo Dungar. During the monsoon, it provides breathtaking views of the inland sea or Great Rann salt flat. The hill is known for its devotion to Lord Dattatreya and is home to a revered temple that is well worth a visit. Some claim that the hill is partially blue and partially brown on one side. After arriving at Kalo Dungar, explore the panoramic vista of the white desert, and take in the roadside magnetic field. We will then head back to the resort, which is close to the White Desert, where we will check in, eat lunch, and relax for a while after seeing all the beautiful views, there is a great deal of peace and stark beauty in the White Desert. A mystical and almost otherworldly sensation is created by the expanse of the horizon, the silence that is only occasionally interrupted by the wind, and the constantly shifting play of light on the salt plains. We are going to enjoy garba and cultural night with a bonfire after dinner because weariness never happens.

Day one concludes now, and day two will begin with breakfast and resort check-out in preparation for the trip to Mata Nu Madh. Situated amidst the untamed hills of Kutch, Mata nu Madh is more than just a village; it’s a sanctuary of spirituality and history. Envision a charming community situated between hillsides along a bubbling river, where the whispers of age-old lore fill the atmosphere. The Ashapura Mata temple, the crown jewel of this enchanting scene, attracts both history historians and the devout. Following that, we’ll eat lunch and head to Vijay Vilas Palace. The magnificent Vijay Vilas Palace is located in Mandvi, Kutch, nestled among gardens and with a view of a private beach. Constructed in 1920 by Maharao Shri Khengarji III for his son and successor, Yuvraj Shri Vijayaraji, this masterpiece of red sandstone architecture combines Bengali and Saurashtrian influences with Rajput architectural features. We’ll also visit mandvi beach, Mandvi Beach, nestled along the southern coast of Kutch, Gujarat, is a haven for sun-seekers, thrill-seekers, and those seeking a slice of serene paradise. Imagine a golden embrace of sand stretching along the Gulf of Kutch, kissed by the turquoise waves and serenaded by the whispering winds. We will check into the hotel and have dinner on the way back from the palace. Day three begins with breakfast and check out from hotel, after having wholesome breakfast we will depart for bhuj city. Which is known for its rich history, unique architecture, and vibrant culture. Bhuj is also a gateway to the arid Kutch region.

Bhuj is a walled city including ancient palaces, historic structures, and Hindu temples arranged in a maze-like pattern. It’s break time at Kutch Canyon later. Kadiya Dhro is a canyon in the Kutch and is often called the “Grand Canyon of India”. It’s also known as the “Mini Grand Canyon of Bhuj”. Ending the break time by visiting various places such as Swaminarayan temple, parag mahal and aaina mahal on your own.  We’ll eat lunch and then head to see Smriti Van. Following that, you can go shopping at the nearby Bhujodi market. We will have dinner and return home with wonderful memories and more tales of how we went from strangers to friends—a truly amazing experience that you and your loved ones will always remember.


By: Nisha Parveen

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