Thursday, August 16, 2012

Great Rann of Kutch - World's Largest Salt Desert

The Great Rann of Kutch, is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India and the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is about 7,505.22 square kilometres (2,897.78 sq mi) in size and is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world.
The Rann of Kutch is a geographically unique landscape that was once an arm of the Arabian Sea. As the land separated from the sea by geological forces, it became a vast, featureless plain encrusted with salt that is inundated with water during the rains. The Rann of Kutch is a unique and largest seasonal wetland of its type in India without any counterparts elsewhere in the world. The Rann of Kutch is divided into the Greater Rann of Kutch and the Little Rann of Kutch. The Greater Rann of Kutch spans an area of 7505.22 Sq. km and is comparatively larger than the Little Rann of Kutch. The greater Rann Of Kutch is home to a wide array of flora and fauna. The Little Rann Of Kutch occupies 4,953 sq. kms and is spread out in the districts of Surendranagar, Banasakantha, Patan, Kutch and Rajkot in Gujarat.
The Great Rann of Kutch, along with the Little Rann of Kutch and the Banni grasslands on its southern edge, is situated in the district of Kutch and comprises some 30,000 square kilometres (10,000 sq mi) between the Gulf of Kutch and the mouth of the Indus River in southern Pakistan. The marsh can be accessed from the village of Kharaghoda in Surendranagar District.
This is one of the hottest areas of India - with summer temperatures averaging 44 °C (111 °F) and peaking at 50 °C (122 °F). Winter temperatures reduce dramatically and can go below 0 °C (32 °F). Winter temperatures reduce dramatically and can go below 0 °C (32 °F).  
 It's best to head out into the Rann of Kutch only in the early morning or evening, otherwise the salt can be blinding. The full moon is the best time of month to see it. A moonlight Rann camel safari is magical. The Government of Gujarat hosts an annual 3 day festival called the Rann Utsav (festival of the Rann), where tourists can see the various sights of the Rann as well as get a taste of the local culture, cuisine and hospitality. Specially built local houses are also used to house tourists to give them a taste of them.

                                                                                                 I don’t claim the information to be my own. The information is compiled from different sources

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    It WILL BE on aired toDAY rural parts of mundra, vl telecast at 8.30 pm at Gandhidham, Bhachau, Rapar, Anajr, Kukma and whole east kutchhh...Thnx..

    IF ANY ONE WISH TO Contact Euro Boarding school in RATANPAR - near DHOLAVIRA - Need to reach on Friday evening as They start early morning Saturday. and finish at late evening on Saturday - so u will be back by SUNDAY. - I can give contact of MOHAN BHAI – Police /BSF permission required

    So Best possible expedition day is SATURDAY/SUNDAY when On Saturday the breeze of 8 km /h may give some comfort and bit coolness and temperature may come down by 2C to around 37 C

    The Temperature is Likely to UP again -So Best wishes to all explorer for the expedition. And LOCAL RANN AND KHADIR may differ from rest of other area of KUTCH and BHUJ weather center data.

    From Dr. BHUDIA Science Group

    President:'Kutch Science Foundation'.
    Founder :'Kutch Amateurs Astronomers Club - Bhuj - Kutch'.
    Life Member:'kutch Itihaas Parishad'.
    Do visit our ABOVE Clubs/Groups of Science Groups of India.


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