Catch the sunset at the Kala Dungar hill overlooking the spectacularly desolate Great Rann of Kutch and spend a moment at the Sardar Post in memory of brave soldiers of the Border Security Force who fought valiantly to repel the invaders in the 1965 war. Strangely enough, this hostile land today was also the cradle of one of the oldest civilisations in the world and you can marvel at the wonders of the 4000-year-old Harappan civilization site at Dholavira where archaeologists are peeling back the ravages of time and man, inch by inch. Don’t be surprised if you get the occasional neelgai or wild ass crossing your path.

The Royal Enfield Tour of Rann of Kutch 2012 is one adventure which you shall definitely cherish in the years to come. The weather and terrain being quite demanding this ride is recommended for riders with intermediate to expert riding skills. This is not an easy ride even though the highways in Gujarat are good, we will be going way off the beaten track and have to carry packed lunches. Register for the ROK tour here.