Place: White Desert, Kutch, Gujarat, India.
Time: December to January every year.
Climate: Being the winter time, temperature of the place varies from 5 to 30 degree Celsius depending upon the time of the day. Nights are cold and the afternoons are hot.
How to get there: Bhuj, the headquarter of Kutch is well connected by air, rail and road ways with rest of the country. Flight operates daily from Mumbai to Bhuj and back. Trains also connect Bhuj with Delhi, Pune and Mumbai. Bhuj is a city where tourists can get good accommodation and travel facilities. The city boasts of some 3 star hotels. Find what hotel Ilark has to offer.
Attractions: visit to the picturesque white desert, local cuisines, getting to know about the local culture, kutchi handicrafts and hand-made clothes exhibitions, Rann Safari, specially built local houses and luxury tents open to tourists etc.
Other places of interest in Kutch:
Narayan Sarovar: A sanctuary, it is home to endangered species like the Great Indian Bustard, Chinkara, Blackbuck, Desert Cat, Nilgai etc. The sanctuary is about 200 kms away from Bhuj city.little rann.
Little Rann of Kutch: It is a little salt Marsh. It is home to the endangered Indian Wild Ass. It is also a destination for many migratory birds like the Flamingoes, Cranes etc. The area also has a thriving salt harvesting industry.
Koteshwar: A seaside town and home to a Shiv Temple.
Mata Na Madh: A place of religious importance to Hindus.
Kalo Dungar ( Black Hill): This place is known for a weird phenomenon. Vehicles hurtle down the slope at 70-80 km/hr even in neutral gear. After studies, it was concluded that there was nothing unnatural and the slope gradient was high causing vehicles to gain speed.
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