Mandvi to White Running of Kutch
We set off from Ahmedabad, went to mandvi. Enjoyed the White Sands bay festival. You can refer here.So finished with Mandvi's festival, now next target Rann Utsav in the White desert. It's most anticipated. So we set of in the morning. Our target to reach there , but as always, we got yo late and able to start by 9.
This was our second day. We launched our Hyundai i10. Left our stay at mandvi.
Next stop will be our camp in the white desert. Seems pitty straight 150kms. The roads are good. Jet set and off we go.
We enjoyed the music. We enjoyed the desert terrain, the arid land, the animals, dry thorny vegetation. All of a sudden the road became bad, it was so wavy that car started bouncing. We opened our map and saw, we were 30kms detour. Where did we go we didn't understand. Huge internal fight, the guy supposed to see maps was fully into music and the road. We have to come back a long distance. It was fun though, going into unknown roads. It was seriously the road less traveled. But it was enjoying, we enjoyed the extra drive.
Straight road goint into the baren land. It was mesmerizing. We saw mirage in distance, first experience of desert mirage.
We arrive at our camp the next. A camp inside the desert. Still no sign of White deset though. It was a nice camp.
Next we went to the White desert and Rann Utsav. I written about it separate here. It's a must read for this to complete. Just a glimpse:
After spending the whole day there, came back to the camp.
There arranged some folk songs for the night. It was great to experience some traditional songs in the quite sands.
I also got a free turban by them.
Then went off to sleep in my camp. Was a really good day, a lot of things that I have seen for the first time. Had a feel of desert night, the glowing White dry salt sea, the dry arid atmosphere, long seemingly unending roads. Gujrat was a great experience.
Next day morning, before leaving, I went to see sunrise.
Ready for my next part of journey. This will be the longest part of car drive. All geared up. Off to Jaisalmer.