- On August 4, 2018
- In Rann Utsav
Explore the Rich Cultural Heritage of Kutch in Rann Utsav
Rann Utsav or Kutch Rann Utsav is the famous festival celebrated in Kutch district of Gujarat, India. It is a festival of music and dance initiated by Gujarat Tourism. The word Rann means “salt marsh”. It is one of the largest salt deserts in the world. The Rann of Kutch is spread on India-Pakistan border. The region of Rann is ecologically and ethnically diverse which attracts a large number of local and foreign tourists to the State. The festival is celebrated in an area of 5,00,000 sq. mt.
Kutch Rann Utsav provides an insight into the art, crafts, music, dance, people and nature. Visit to a desert without camel is incomplete. It is fascinating both for children and adults to go on a camel when in White Rann.
Rann Utsav 2018-2019
Book your Rann Utsav tour packages for Rann Utsav 2018 or Rann Utsav 2019 depending upon your flexibility from office and children academics. The festival will start from Nov 1, 2018 and will end on February 2019.
During the Kutch Rann Utsav you can see the performance of local artists singing, dancing, and exhibiting their arts and crafts. The 3 months long festival gives the best beautiful sights on full moon nights of the winters. You can also sit back and relax to watch the sunsets. Rann utsav tour will be a memorable experience to capture the natural beauty of White Rann.
Rann Utsav Tour Package
It might sound, the tent and cottages will not have basic amenities, but it is not true. You can opt for Premium Tents, Non AC Cottages and Deluxe AC Swiss Cottages depending upon your budget. A typical Rann Utsav tour package of one night and two days will cost you Rs. 5,500. The package will depend on the number of days and also the amenities in your tent and cottage. You can expect all the amenities in the middle of the desert. The place is well-connected with other parts of states.
Depending on the package tourists will be visiting Kutch Mandvi (beach), Prag Mahal and Aina Mahal, Vijay Vilas Palace, Kala Dungar (Black Mountain- highest point in Kutch), Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, etc.
Things to do at Rann Utsav
- Enjoy full bloom of the moon
- Enjoy the local folk music
- Hot air balloon Kutch
- Ride on the desert on a DPV (Desert Patrol Vehicle)
- Desert safari
- Adventure rides
- Shop for local arts and crafts from Bhirandiyra, Khavda, and Gandghi-Nugam villages (handcrafted Gujarati articles and ornaments, leather articles, splendid silverware, Kutchi embroidery, etc.)
- Visit Mandvi beach
- authentic Kutchi cuisine
- Tips for the travelers
- November to February will be cold season, so carry warm clothes
- Carry identity cards (Driving licence, Aadhar Card, Passport, Voter ID or any other identification document), this helps in verification at the check posts.