Desert

Sand Dunes of Nubra

Dunes of Nubra

Nubra is a cold desert at 10000 ft above sea level and the color of the sand is unlike anywhere in India. These dunes lie close to the Hunder village that sits like an oasis in the middle of the cold desert. The weather is not friendly here and it gets pretty cold once the Sun hides behind the clouds. The strong breeze keeps blowing the fine sands, reshaping them into new shapes.

Nubra is a cold desert at 10000 ft above sea level and the color of the sand is unlike anywhere in India These dunes lie close to the Hunder village that sits like an oasis in the middle of the cold desert The weather is not friendly here and it gets pretty cold once the Sun hides behind the clouds The strong breeze keeps blowing the fine sands, reshaping them into new shapes Nubra Valley On the way we passed Diskit Monastery Diskit Monastery The Maitreyi Buddha near Diskit Monastery Apart from the silver sands, Nubra is also known for Diskit Monastery. Perched high up in the Himalayas at an altitude of 10000+ ft, it was founded in the 14th century by Changzem Tsera Zangpo. The star attraction this monastery is a recently built 106 foot high Maitreya Buddha statue which was commissioned in 2010.
Rann Utsav

Colors of Rann Utsav

The Dhordo tents are the most amazing place to stay while exploring the beauty of White Rann. Located just 15 minutes away from the white desert, with luxury tent accommodations, round the clock Gujarati delicacies, a caring staff and numerous activities, you will not have a dull moment for the stay.

The advent of winter in India brings with it the best weather to experience the historically rich nation We were in Bhuj to spend a few days in leisure at the Rann Utsav Rann Utsav is an initiative of the government of Gujarat, which facilitates a four-month long festival in the midst of the Thar desert, every year starting from November and lasting till February A smart move that generates livelihood for the local villagers who are only too happy to welcome visitors from across the globe – to savor the local delicacies and to witness the unique culture of Kutch Bhuj to Rann Utsav We landed in Bhuj a day before to prepare ourselves for the days at White Rann
White Rann

Sunset at White Rann

Nothing beats a sunset and that too at the endless desert of White Rann. While basking in the beautiful sunset the only thought that grazed my mind was this, right here..is one of the “Real” 7 wonders of the world.

I am standing at the edge of the White Rann, an endless stretch of white that goes all the way from Gujarat’s Kutch district to Pakistan’s Sindh The tattooed Camels have helped us reach this point from where everything is a blank white of nothingness The vast expanse of uninterrupted whiteness makes me feel as if I was miraculously zapped from the grim Indian desert to the frozen white lakes of Japan, only I didn’t need the safety of my hefty gloves or winter jackets Oh yes, it looks like a frozen lake but looks can be deceiving This is one the most unforgiving places in India with summer temperatures averaging and peaking at 495 °C Thankfully it is

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