121. Water in the middle of a desert…


Driving about in the White Rann(desert) of Kutch we came across this water hole and amidst all the brown sand that is fast losing moisture to become white this blue stream of water looks a wonderful contrast… because there are few living things about the surroundings of this water body are absolutely clean.

The White Rann of Kutch is an interesting part of nature. This desert does not have any sand dunes and is almost absolutely flat, it gets a lot of rain during monsoons and is inaccessible by vehicle and even risky by foot during and just after monsoon.Even when we set out to see this, we were told not to leave the tracks and not drive haywire as it has not completely dried as yet and your car might get stuck. Eventually as the sun shines by december the water from the sand is evaporated and the whole desert changes colour and becomes white from brown. Infact it is said it becomes as white as snow!!

You can see the images of how white the White Desert becomes in december here.

The interesting part about our drive here was that whilst we went in with the company of a few other cars, eventually, we spent more time and all other vehicles departed and I came to know how difficult navigating in the desert can be. Shockingly we could not remember which way we came and all four sides looked very very similar. Thankfully after following tracks for a good 10-15 minutes whilst my Mom kept panicking alongside we eventually reached the exit point! 😀 😀


5 thoughts on “121. Water in the middle of a desert…

  1. Some sights and sounds are caught in our minds and the cameras only after some effort.. but worthwhile ya.. I would love to make that trip to rann of kutch and the kutch festival… let’s see.. 🙂

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