A sprawling salt desert that submerges itself in the sea and re-emerges with gold-like 'salt'
Some may wonder if the Rann of Kutch, the salt marsh of the Thar Desert, is mythical or real as it presents itself only after the monsoon bringing a certain mysticism. Rann of Kutch was in the Arabian sea until an earthquake exposed it – with no sand dunes, dust storms or cactus plants – but just salt. Not only was this a boon for the salt farmers, but it also cleared the path for trade routes from Arabia to India and beyond. The not-so-faint hearted traders would lug their camels for this harsh yet fruitful journey across the Thar Desert. With them travelled religions, recipes, arts, goods, tribes and stories which continue to live in the crafts upkept by around 45 tribes and communities across Kutch.