Far away is a land; so vast, lonely, white, wild and pure, inhabited by great tribes and history which is more ancient than any of the earliest civilizations. Words disappear when we start describing Kutch.
A trip passing through the salt desert, remains of Indus valley civilization, fossil hunting, local kutchi handicrafts, mud-huts and Kutchi traditions.
Before discussing the best travel itineraries for Rann of Kutch circuits, we will through some light about major tourist places in Kutch region.
Great Rann of Kutch
Little Rann of Kutch
While travelling to Kutch you need to plan your trip well so that you can experience the magical beauty of Kutch. Trip plan should be such that you get ample time for acclimatization and then you should have optimum time for rest, travel and sightseeing. The Rann of Kutch travel itineraries discussed here will help you to plan your trip in a better way.
Best Travel itineraries for Rann of Kutch
1. Rann of Kutch with Dholavira, Mandvi, Lakhpat and Little Rann of Kutch (5N/6D)
If you have ample time with you and you want to cover the entire Kutch then you need to start your journey from Ahmedabad. The trip starts from Ahmedabad with 1st halt at Little Rann of Kutch. Next stopover will be Dholavira. Bhuj the biggest city of Kutch will act as your base camp from where you can travel to most sought after destinations of Kutch like Dhordo, Rann Utsav site, Mandvi, Koteshwar, Lakhpat. Finally you will travel back to your destination either from Bhuj or Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad – Little Rann of Kutch (1N) – Dholavira (1N) – Bhuj (1N) – Dhordo (1N) – Mandvi (1N) – Bhuj
2. Rann of Kutch with Dholavira, Mandvi and Lakhpat (4N/5D)
If you are little short of time and plan to cover most of Kutch then you can start your journey from Bhuj. From Bhuj you can cover the major destinations like Dholavira, Mandvi, Lakhpat, Koteshwar.
Bhuj – Dholavira (1N) – Bhuj (1N) – Dhordo (1N) – Mandvi (1N) – Bhuj
3. Rann of Kutch with Dholavira and Mandvi (3N/4D)
If you are short of time and plan to cover major destinations of Kutch then you can reach Bhuj directly and from there you can go to famous salt desert, Indus valley civilization at Dholavira, famous arts at Nirona, beaches and palaces at Mandvi.
Bhuj-Dholavira (1N) - Bhuj (1N) – Dhordo – Bhuj (1N) – Mandvi
4. Rann of Kutch with Mandvi (2N/3D):
If you are corporate type and are always short of leaves then you don’t have to worry. You just have to book your to and fro tickets to Bhuj and choose this Rann of Kutch Itinerary. This will cover the famous Rann Utsav, Kalo Dungar, famous art villages of Nirona and Bhujodi, beach and palace at Mandvi along with rich history of Bhuj.
Bhuj (1N) - Dhordo –Bhuj (1N)- Mandvi
5. Rann of Kutch with Mandvi (2N/3D):
If you are corporate type and are always short of leaves but are more into offbeat travel then you don’t have to worry. You just have to book your to and fro tickets to Bhuj and choose this Rann of Kutch Itinerary. This will cover the offbeat entry point of Great Rann at Dholavira where you can also witness the famous Indus Valley Civilization city, beach and palace at Mandvi along with rich history of Bhuj.
Bhuj - Dholavira (1N) –Bhuj (1N)- Mandvi