Five best deserts in India you must visit
Still confused about your next travel destination? Well, they call it Incredible India, not for no reason. The country has no dearth of beautiful beaches, riveting rivers, monumental mountains, and delightful deserts. Talking of deserts, they are a great place to spend some tranquil time, and experience some adrenaline-pumping adventure sports. Here's a list of top five deserts in India, you can visit.
The Rann of Kutch, also known as the White Desert of India, is situated on the border of Gujarat in India and Sindh Province in Pakistan. The spectacular desert is pretty popular for its Rann Utsav, which takes place every year from October to February. Some of the must-visit places in Kutch include the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Kutch Bustard Sanctuary, and Kutch museum.
The spellbinding Cold Desert of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh is nothing short of heaven. Apart from its biking and trekking trails, the place lures visitors with its various attractive destinations like the Chandrataal Lake, Key Monastery, Kunzum Pass, Langza, etc. However, since winters are unbearably cold in Spiti, May to October makes for the best time to go there.
The Golden City of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer, situated right in the heart of the great Thar desert, is your best bet, if you're looking for an authentic Rajasthani-style desert getaway. The city is famous for its cultural heritage, historical forts, adventurous safaris, dynamic landscapes, and much more. The major attractions of the city are the Jaisalmer Fort, the Gadiyar Lake and the Jaisalmer desert festival.
One of the oldest Indian cities, Pushkar in Rajasthan is famous for its sacred Brahma Lake and Brahma Temple, but there's more to it. The desert city offers some of the most exciting camel rides and views of sunrise and sunset. November is the best time to visit the place, when you can witness the grandeur and bustle of the annual Pushkar camel fair.
The high-altitude passes, lovely lakes, and the picturesque landscapes of the cold desert of Ladakh in northernmost India, will stay with you for a long time. The place gives you a sneak peek into Buddhist culture and cuisine. Some of the top attractions of this wonderland are the Pangong Lake, the Disk and Ensa monasteries, Nubra Valley, and Khardung La pass.