Edge of The White Desert.
Part two of three of the Column_M and MotorScribes Tour of Gujarat with a Jeep Compass.
Distance traveled: 323km (Nalsarovar – Bajana – Little Rann – Chotila)
After a couple of days of acclimatising to Gujarat’s dry state laws in the Jeep Compass and the severe lack of non-vegetarian food that made us reach out for the bed a bit early in the evenings, our body clocks were reset to an early morning wake up call. That was no problem though when you are waking up next to new scenery every day. For this leg, the day started off at the forest department quarters that overlook the Nalsarovar marsh, followed by heading out westward towards the protected region of the Little Rann. After crossing the last town on the outskirts of the 4,950 sq.km piece of land precursor to 7,500 sq.km Greater Rann. We picked up Ishaan who had just hopped off his flight from Kaza (Spiti Valley) join us for the rest of our tour. I was imagining the change in his perspective, from 3,800 meters high up in the Himalayas straight down to the arid flat lands of the Kutch.