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Rann of Kutch Visit Dec 2012

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Rann of Kutch Visit Dec 2012

Hi,

We are a group of 15 people from Bangalore visiting in Dec '12.

Questions I need answered -

I learnt that everyone needs permits to enter the Rann. What is the procedure? Is it time consuming once we arrive in Bhuj?

Do NRIs need any special permits to enter the Rann?

There are children aged around 5 in the group. What precautions do we need for road travel from Bhuj to Dholavira?

Has anyone experienced Akshar Travels' tour? What is your feedback?

Thanks,

JK

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1. Re: Rann of Kutch Visit Dec 2012

Hello,

There is a Police Outpost at Bhirandiyari from where you will be issued permits. They need your photo address identity and will issue day permit to visit Dhordo (white rann), Khavda, India Bridge and Kalo Dungar. The fee is Rs.100 per person and Rs.50 for the car. Being tourist season in December you may have to queue up so keep an hour for that. Children and elders both should take care not to catch a chill as the sun is strong in the day but becomes cold in the evenings and nights. Protect ears and feet. Someone else may want to share info about Akshar Travels. Have heard of them but have no first hand experience.

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2. Re: Rann of Kutch Visit Dec 2012

Hi Bapu,

Suppose we wish to stay at Sham e sarhad or at Dhordo, then day pass may not work. What is to be done in that case? Kindly guide.

Or is it better to get the passes at Bhuj when we get down at rly station in the morning and start our journey direct to Dhordo? Only doubt is what time they start issuing passes in the morning.

Regards,

Sanjiv

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3. Re: Rann of Kutch Visit Dec 2012

Sanjiv bhai Hi,

Hodka does not require permit and if you are staying in the Gujarat Tourism tents at Dhordo the permit is inclusive. The DSP Office in Bhuj generally issues permits for Lakhpat during working hours and working days, which only they decide!

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4. Re: Rann of Kutch Visit Dec 2012

Hi Bapu,

We were unable to reserve accommodation close to the White Rann at Dhordo or Hodko. So we are planning to drive from Bhuj and do a day trip to the White Rann, Khavda and Kalo Dungar. We also would like to go early for the sunrise between 5:00 - 6:30 AM and need to start from Bhuj by around 4:00 AM. I heard that the permits at the Police Outpost at Bhirandiyari opens at around 10:00 AM and issues day permits. Is it possible to apply and obtain a permit for the next day, in advance, either at the Police Output or at Bhuj itself? Looking forward to your reply.

Thanks!

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5. Re: Rann of Kutch Visit Dec 2012

Hello,

What are the dates that you require accommodation close to the Rann. Maybe i can make suggestions. Else go to the DSP's Office in Bhuj and make a special request.

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6. Re: Rann of Kutch Visit Dec 2012

Thanks Bapu for your response and help. We are a group of 7 and looking to check-in on Dec 27th for a single night. I checked with Gateway to Rann, Dhordo and Shaam-E-Sarhad, Hodka and both are not available during that time. The tent city does not have non-AC tent options and the AC tent option, since it is charged on a per head basis is a bit expensive for us.

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