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How To Reach Kutch (Kachchh)
Kutch is the largest district in India with an area spreading over 45,000 square km. With a population of over 2 million, it is also one of the most populated districts in India. Being famous for the world’s largest white dessert, it’s surely an attraction for many visitors from across the country and from outside as well. A trip to the land of white sand will be mesmerizing and give you an experience of a lifetime. The best and the easiest way to reach Kutch is by train. The fastest way to reach is by air.
As the Kutch area is basically a desolate desert covered with white sand and a large surface of salt, it is only accessible directly through the road network. Being a vast land of sand and salt, the city doesn't have a dedicated airport or a railway station to connect you directly with the city. However, the nearest railway station is Bhuj at a distance of 70 km. You get direct trains to Bhuj from Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and other major cities. You can then hire a private vehicle to reach this place. Bhuj is at a distance of 850 km from Mumbai, 1150 km from Delhi, and about 350 km from Ahmedabad. Check the IRCTC website for direct booking and pricing information.
This is the only actual way to reach Kutch. A trip by road will certainly offer you a fabulous experience with the radiant landscape around. Many tourists favor self-drive to Kutch since it offers not only privacy but also the convenience to stop as per requirement. If you plan to reach Kutch by bus, there are frequent government managed and private buses that connect Bhuj to the nearby cities. Journey to Kutch by bus will be relaxed and there are various options to choose from AC, non-AC, Volvo, and Deluxe sleeper buses.
As said, Kutch doesn’t have a dedicated airport because a major part of it is occupied by dessert. So if you plan to travel to this city by Air, you will have to get down at Bhuj Airport which is at a distance of 55 km from the Kutch city. You can then book a private cab to reach the city. Visit any official air ticketing website and check out the price and availability.
Getting around in Kutch becomes convenient by hiring a private cab. You can book a cab and visit some of the most astonishing places. There is also a local bus service available within the city, however, a cab is the most convenient way to get around in Kutch easily. Local auto-rickshaws can also be hired but usually, they charge more. So book a cab for about INR 1000 for a day and just enjoy your time.