Great Rann

Never-ending expanses of white salt turn orange and pink as the sun sets over the flat horizon. The Great Rann of Kutch is a seasonal salt marsh in western Gujarat, one of the largest salt deserts in the world. To the north is the beautiful village of Ludiya, in which we stayed for the night. We slept in a beautiful bhunga decorated with intricate mud motifs and small mirrors. The bhungas are typically round structures made of mud and timber with thatched roofs clustered around an open courtyard to make a home. They stay cool in the soaring heat of summer and most managed to survive the devastating earthquake of 2011.