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Ticket Prices : INR 20 per person.

Time Required : It takes around 30 minutes to an hour to reach the hilltop.
However, if you're interested in enjoying the views, and indulging in activities like trekking and camping may require several hours to a full day to explore the place thoroughly.

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Kadiya Dungar

Kadiya Dhro, Kutch Overview

Kadiya Dhro is a small hill located in the Kutch district of Gujarat. It is surrounded by vast stretches of white sand dunes, making it a perfect destination for nature lovers. The hill is believed to be around 200 feet high and is considered sacred by the local communities. According to the New York Times in 2021, this mesmerizing location was unveiled as a Must-Visit place among 51 other places to visit. Kadiya Dhro is also known as the Grand Canyon of India or the Mini Grand Canyon of Bhuj.

The hill offers panoramic views of the surroundings, making it a perfect spot for photography enthusiasts. Visitors can also indulge in activities like trekking and camping. Watching the sunset from the hilltop is a surreal experience one should not miss. Additionally, visitors can explore nearby attractions like the White Rann and the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary.

Kadiya Dhro also has a seasonal waterfall that peaks during the monsoon season, which lasts from June to September. During this time, the waterfall is a breathtaking sight, with water cascading down from a height of about 25 feet into a pool below. The waterfall is formed by the Kadiya River, which flows through the village. To reach the waterfall, visitors need to trek through rocky terrain for about 15-20 minutes. The trek is not too difficult, but it is recommended that visitors wear sturdy footwear and carry plenty of water. Visitors can choose to stay in nearby towns like Bhuj or Mandvi, which offer a range of accommodation options.

Must Know Before You Visit Kadiya Dhro

Must know before you visit Kadiya Dhro :

  • Visitors are advised to carry their own food and water as there are no proper facilities available near the hill.
  • There are no designated parking facilities available at the site. However, visitors can park their vehicles on the side of the road leading to the hill, which is relatively safe and secure.

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Best time to visit:

The best time to visit Kadiya Dhro is between October and February when the weather is pleasant and cool. The temperature during this time ranges between 10-25°C, making it an ideal time to explore the surroundings.

How to reach Kadiya Dhro from Kutch:

  • By car/taxi: The most convenient way to reach Kadiya Dhro is by car or taxi. You can hire a private taxi from Kutch or take your own vehicle. The drive is around 40 km and takes approximately 1 hour.
  • By bus: You can also take a bus from Kutch to Bhuj, which is the nearest town to Kadiya Dhro. From Bhuj, you can take a local bus or hire a taxi to reach Kadiya Dhro.

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