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sun sets over the coastline of kutch as seen from the hill top of kalo dungar

Kalo Dungar, Gujarat, India

Kalo Dungar

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Black Hill

Kalo Dungar is a prominent hill and one of the highest points in the Kutch region of Gujarat.

It is renowned for its scenic beauty and panoramic vistas of the vast Rann of Kutch, a seasonal salt marsh, and the surrounding desert landscape. The hill's name, "Kalo Dungar," translates to "Black Hill" due to its dark volcanic rock formations.

the white rann of kutch as seen from hill top of kalo dungar

At the base of Kalo Dungar lies the village of Dhordho, which is inhabited by the local Kutchi people. Visitors can explore this village and interact with the residents to learn about their traditional culture, crafts, and way of life.

It offers a unique perspective of the arid and expansive landscape of the Kutch region.

Magical Sunsets

Kalo Dungar is a popular spot to witness breathtaking sunsets over the vast expanse of the Rann of Kutch. The changing colors of the sky as the sun sets and the moon rises create a mesmerizing spectacle. Many tourists gather here in the evening to capture this magical moment and enjoy the tranquility of the desert.

sun sets over the coastline of kutch as seen from the hill top of kalo dungar

The best time to visit Kalo Dungar is during the winter months, from October to March. During this period, the weather is cool and pleasant, making it ideal for sightseeing and enjoying the views. Summers can be scorching, with high temperatures, while the monsoon season may result in muddy and inaccessible roads.

Getting There

location_cityState & Capital - Gandhinagar, Gujarat

flightBhuj Airport - 87 Kilometers

directions_carBhuj - 90 Kilometers via GJ SH 45

trainBhuj Railway Station - 86 Kilometers

late evening at kalo dungar hill top as sun setting turns the sky red and orange

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