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Chasing Sunsets in the Great White Desert of India: A Ride to Rann of Kutch

Sunset at rann of kutch

Due to the persistent snowfall and bitter cold, the northern Himalayas are isolated from the rest of the nation during the winter. A few of these high-altitude locations can be reached with a 4x4, but due to the harsh winters in the Himalayas, it is nearly impossible to ride a motorcycle down to the north. After a dry spell of riding, I was eager to get back on my bike in December and made the decision to ride south-west toward the Thar Desert in order to see the Great Rann of Kutch, also known as the White Desert. This area of India is one of the hottest, so taking a motorcycle there in December looked like the ideal choice.

Rann of kutch

The Sanskrit term "Irina," which also means desert, is the source of the Hindi word "Rann," which means "desert." The salt marshland known as The Great Rann of Kutch can be found in Gujarat, India's Kutch District, amid the Thar Desert. It is one of the largest salt deserts in the world and is thought to be roughly 7500 sq km (2900 sq miles) in size. It is particularly well known among bikers for its fantastic off-roading trails and display of magnificent desert sunsets.

Golden Sunset at rann of kutch

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