Tropic of Cancer and Bhuj
After a day at Rann Utsav, we were driving to Mundra port town. We noticed a board saying “Tropic of Cancer”, and, a photoshoot (see above) followed.
The Tropic of Cancer, which is also referred to as the Northern Tropic, is the most northerly circle of latitude on Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. According to the rules of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, for a flight to compete for a round-the-world speed record, it must cover a distance no less than the length of the Tropic of Cancer, cross all meridians, and end on the same airfield where it started.
Our next stop was Rakshak Van, Sarspar, Gujarat. The “Rakshak van” named after the brave and courageous women of Kutch who rebuilt the airstrip of Bhuj airport around December 8, 1971, during India-Pakistan war. When Pakistan dropped 14 bombs on Bhuj region, the airstrip was completely destroyed. The local women of Madhapur village, daily wagers were given the task of restoring the airstrip in a few days, which they did under extreme conditions. It is now a garden spread out in a huge area.
We reached Bhuj town and shopped for handloom textiles in the Vegetable market Rd, Bhuj, Gujarat. For lunch, the non-vegetarian friends selected Norani Restaurant, Danda Bazar Khatri Chowk, Bhuj, who enjoyed what they ordered. Having joined them to the same place I ordered Garlic Naan, Malai kofta & Dhal – they tasted pretty average and nothing to write about.
I just returned from Bhuj and the Rann of Kutch. We are a vegetarian meal at Jalebi which we enjoyed . It was local fare with bajra rotlas and crispy jalebis and chaas. If you do visit Bhuj again do try this .