Rannotsav - If you do not see Kutchh then do not look bored
India is the largest district of the Kutch district of Gujarat, which is spread over an area of 45,652 sq. And is spread in a shape like a turtle, which has its name 'Kutch', which has been famous for the last few years. According to this 'Kachchad Brahmas', Kachchh is open to tourists, but nowadays the pilgrimage has got one more reason to know Kutch and to know Kachchh and this is the reason Rannotsav.
Rannotsav means a festival in the desert. In the Kutch, the salt pits stretched beyond the distance are dried in the winter and it is converted into a white desert and on this white desert, when the moonlight spreads in the night, a beautiful world is formed. This desert begins in the Kutch region, and then the unfriendly, untimely, infinite desert lives in our eyes. So much talk about this region of Maru, Meru, and Merapan, so little is talked about. Traveling from the country and abroad to the Rannosvite comes and the white desert enjoys. Prevents it according to its convenience. Apart from this, they are influenced by the association of art, crafts, and craftsmanship of Kutch.
The RANOTSAV will be completed on February 20, beginning from the first of November in the month of February. If you want to enjoy Chandni, 'full moon' in the Rannotsav, then on 2, 3 and 4 December 2017 and 1, 2 and 3 January 2018, you can go and enjoy the moonlight that is strewn on the white desert. There are many attractions in the ronotsav so that everyone from small to bigger to fun These attractions get popular items like camel rides, camel carriages, horse carts, Kutchi dishes and food courts serving country-wide recipes, famous hand knit items as Kutchi artifacts, and many Kachchh like Ajvar stall. Apart from this, the game zones are also created for children.
Some important tips for considering Kutch Rinotsav
Distance from Bhuj to the base is 80 km, which can be passed in about 1.5 hours. Bhuj is the nearest city to reach the white desert, which is connected all the way to many big cities. To get to a plane, a train or a bus, you have to first get to Bhuj, for which all these three frequencies are available from any city. After arrival in Bhuj, it is possible to go by taxi or go through a private or state transport bus which is scheduled at a fixed time.
Ranotsav - Where to live?
There are many options available to stay near the white desert. Tent City, which is spread across a large area, is only book-booking online. There are many types of debris in which we find clay works showing the art of Kutch. Apart from this, there is also a resort. Those people who do not want to spend more money, they can also go to a white desert by investing in Bhuj, and even in the earlier villages of the chowk, this small village is also made like this, which is cheaper.
World’s only refuge for the Indian Wild Ass: These Asiatic Wild Asses migrated from Kabul, barely survived a deadly disease and adapted to the cold, arid desert of the Little Rann. In 1971, their habitat became a protected Wild Ass Sanctuary – India’s largest wildlife sanctuary – and they share this arid space with blue sheep, blackbucks, Indian fox, and short-eared owls.
Tracing the journey of salt: 14% of India’s salt is made in large salt pans in the Little Rann – through back-breaking work by local families who spend half the year in makeshift homes in the desert heat. Hearing their life stories definitely put the food on my table into perspective.
An abandoned flamingo nesting colony: When the water level falls after the monsoon in the Little Rann, the migratory flamingoes fly off with their young ones, abandoning the eggs that haven’t yet hatched. One salt worker tipped us off a colony deep in the desert, and when we found it, I was shocked to see newborn flamingoes baked in the sun and eagles feeding on the dead eggs; nature can be cruel like that.
Solitude in a white salt desert: When I confessed to my host that even though I wanted to see the white desert of the more popular Great Rann, I wasn’t ready to share it with a thousand other people, he took me to a secret place in the Little Rann which accumulates salt too! Walking alone in that white, limitless space made me feel like I was on another planet.
Gemenid Meteor Shower / Wish upon shooting stars: I spent late nights on the roof of a watchtower in the Little Rann, watching the awe-inspiring Gemenid Meteor Shower in the dark skies in the company of my host – hatching plans to rent a boat and explore the Little Rann when it’s flooded in the rains!