Modhera Sun Temple

Modhera Sun Temple

Located next to River Pushpavati, the small town of Modhera is quite popular for its 1000+ year old Sun Temple. The temple was built by King Bhimdev of the Solanki Dynasty in 1026-1027 AD. The Solankis used to worship Surya or Sun God, and are believed to be Suryavanshis (descendents of Sun God). Like most temples built during this period, the architecture of Sun Temple at […]

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Lakhpat

Lakhpat

Lakhpat is a small town located close to the western most tip of Gujarat. Historically, Lakhpat used to an important port city. During its peak trading time, the revenues used to cross more than one lakh koris (Kori was a monetary unit being used at Kutch during those times). In fact, the town derives its name due to this reason (land of one lakh koris). […]

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Little Rann of Kutch

Little Rann of Kutch

The Rann of Kutch is a huge desert that spreads across 30000 sq km. The western part of the Rann (translates to desert) is a huge salt desert, where you can find salt spread across the land. That region is famously called White Rann of Kutch, and is abundant with natural beauty. The eastern part of the Rann  is a dry barren desert with a huge salt bed […]

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72 Jinalaya Jain Temple

72 Jinalaya Jain Temple

Jain temples in the region of Gujarat and Rajasthan are known for their immaculate beauty. These temples are mostly built with white marble which gives a very elegant look even from a distance. The intricacy of the work on the walls and pillars, spectacular work on the inner side of the central domes, and several other characteristics are the highlights of these temples. 72 Jinalaya […]

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Mandvi

Mandvi

Mandvi is a small coastal town that is located at a distance of 60 km from Bhuj. It can be a good one day visit from Bhuj as there are many places of interest. This post will introduce you to the places you can visit during a one day trip to Mandvi. Ship Building Yard Historically, Mandvi was an important port town, and it had […]

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Kalo Dungar

Kalo Dungar

Kalo Dungar is a small hill that is located in the in the Great Rann of Kutch. At an altitude of 462m / 1515 ft, Kalo Dungar is also the highest point in this region and offers a spectacular panoramic view of Great Rann. The view of Great Rann from the top of Kalo Dungar is truly amazing. The dry forests of the Kalo Dungar skirting […]

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White Rann of Kutch

White Rann of Kutch

The Great Rann of Kutch is a huge salt desert spread across 7500 sq km starting in the Kutch region of Gujarat and extending to the Sindh province of Pakistan. Great Rann of Kutch is acclaimed to be one of the largest salt desert in the world. Salt and salt everywhere… Not a pinch to cook The word ‘Rann’ is the hindi equivalent for desert, […]

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