Rann Of Kutch Festival Gujarat – Incredible Rann Utsav Guide

Rann Of Kutch Festival

The Rann of Kutch Festival or Rann Utsav in Gujarat is a celebration of nature and culture in the white desert. This is a guide to the Rann Utsav.

Rann Of Kutch Festival Gujarat

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The Rann Utsav is a cultural festival that takes place in Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India
. This blog post is a complete guide to the Rann Of Kutch Festival. It has complete information about the different experiences that the Rann Utsav offers, the places to visit in Kutch, shopping in Kutch, what to eat and where to stay in Kutch and much more. It answers all your questions including the best time to visit, attractions, etc. and will help you plan your visit with ease.

The Rann of Kutch Festival known as the Rann Utsav erupts in a colourful celebration that paints a vibrant and colourful picture on the white desert, every year. The arid and desolate salt marshes that constitute the Rann of Kutch come alive in an enthralling tableau of people and culture, as the celebration of the Rann Utsav reaches a crescendo.

Have you experienced the Rann Utsav in the Kutch district of Gujarat yet? Join us on a virtual tour of the Rann of Kutch and experience the colourful saga of the Rann Utsav with us.

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Rann Of Kutch Festival – Colourful Extravaganza of The Desert

Rann Of Kutch Festival Gujarat

The Rann of Kutch Festival, the grand Rann Utsav is a carnival that is a medley of experiences that spans traditional culture, adventure, fun and frolic, cuisine, nature, and much more. If you are looking for authentic experiences rooted in the traditions of Kutch, Gujarat, then there can be no better experience than the Rann Utsav.

So come on, hold tight, as we take off on a thrilling journey to the White Rann Of Kutch, for an experience, unique in the world.

The Genesis of Rann Utsav | About Rann Utsav – Rann Of Kutch Gujarat

Sunset at Rann of Kutch

Gujarat is a state of India that resonates with the rhythm of Garba and revels in the warmth and hospitality of its people. The Rann Utsav celebrates the indomitable spirit of the people of Kutch who live in harmony with nature and their rich heritage.

The credit for envisioning the unique concept of the Rann Utsav goes to the Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, who gave shape to the unique desert festival during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. The Rann Utsav, the colourful Rann of Kutch festival started in the year 2006 and has only been growing in strength since then.

The Rann Utsav itself is the vision of a man named Gulbeg Miyan who dreamt of a grand festival in the wilderness of the Salt marshes. We met his son Shri Miya Hussein Gulbeg, the current Sarpanch of Dhordo who has relentlessly pursued the vision of his father and helped in putting the obscure village of Dhordo in the global limelight, thanks to the Rann Utsav.

“I have been witness to the hard work behind the success and evolution of the Rann Utsav,” says Shri Miya Hussein, the Sarpanch of Dhordo village. “The Rann Utsav, that started in 2005-2006, has slowly grown into its current avatar,” adds Shri Miya Hussein.

“We had never even imagined that because of the Rann Utsav, our village would become so famous and develop so much,” says Shri Miya Hussein, the pride in his voice is unmissable. The Rann Utsav has not only brought hordes of tourists, but it has also catalyzed development in the region on various fronts, including sanitation and water supply, communications, and education.

Shri Miya Hussein has himself set the benchmark for women’s education by encouraging his own daughter in her studies.

In Shri Mia Hussein’s own words, Dhordo, which was the last village before the salt marshes of the Rann of Kutch, is today numero uno on the world map, because of its development and of course the Rann Utsav.

Rann Utsav Dates (2021-22) – 01 Nov, 2021 to 20 Feb, 2022

Experiencing The Rann Utsav First Hand – Rann Of Kutch Festival

Dhordo Tent City

The Rann Utsav was something that we had heard and read about, but had never experienced. We looked forward with excitement to an experience that would surely redefine the meaning of the desert for us, the vibrant hues of the Rann of Kutch Festival beckoned us, to experience a slice of Gujarat.

The Grand Welcome At Rann Utsav – Rann of Kutch Festival

Entrance of Tent City during night
Entrance of Tent City at night

Darkness had fallen over the white Rann of Kutch. It was late at night when we reached the Rann Utsav Tent City. A multi-coloured and massive neon sign that read, “RANN UTSAV,” welcomed us to what promised to be an unforgettable experience.

As we approached the huge gate that resembled a medieval fortress and was brilliantly lit, musicians brought the night alive with their drums. A man on stilts, flamboyantly dressed ushered us into the interiors of the tent city.

What we saw, blew our minds away. Stretching before us was a complete, self-contained city, brilliantly lit, with well-paved roads. It was hard to believe, that this tent city was a temporary fixture that sprang up every year to host the Kutch Rann Utsav.

Kacchi Ghodi dancer
Kacchi Ghodi dancer

A group of drummers beat a hypnotic beat and a Kacchi Ghodi dancer, dressed in a colourful costume held on to his dummy horse, and swayed to the music. A couple dressed in local attire, with carnival-style masks, welcomed us with the traditional, Namaste. A traditional welcome with Aarti at the reception area paved the way for the allotment of our tents, after which it was time to retire into the luxury of our tents.

Our Luxury Tent – Rann Utsav Accommodation At Rann Of Kutch Gujarat

Beautiful tents at Tent City
Beautiful tents at Tent City

Our accommodation at the Tent City was nothing less than a revelation. The accommodation was of course in a tent, but nothing like what one would imagine a tent to be. The tent accommodation would surely give any 5-star hotel a run for its money. There are more than 350 luxury tents spread in clusters spanning more than 5,00,000 square metres.

Our tent was one of the many that stood welcomingly, forming a huge circle. As soon as we unzipped the tent flap and entered inside, we stepped into a different world. The tents at the Tent City, Rann Utsav Kutch, redefine luxury and contemporary convenience, in the middle of the desert.

Look of the tent from inside at Tent City, Dhordo
Look of the tent from inside at Tent City, Dhordo

We stayed in a premium luxury tent that had a verandah with armchairs and couches with cushions, right inside the tent. The accommodation consisted of a room flush with wall-to-wall carpeting, a comfortable double bed, a study table. and a pair of side tables. One section of the room was done up as a living-room section with comfortable chairs and a teapoy. A luggage rack and a life-size mirror were the other fixtures in the tent.

A well-equipped and clean, attached bathroom towards the rear of the tent beckoned welcomingly. The bathroom was well-equipped with a geyser for hot water, clean towels, and toiletries. Looking around, we marvelled at the luxury and comfort that was packed within the tent.

PM's tent at Tent City Dhordo
PM’s tent at Tent City Dhordo

The Tent City offers a range of different tents that range from premium tents to Uber-Luxury suites. You can choose from Premium Tents, Deluxe AC and Non-AC Swiss Cottages, Rajwadi and Darbari Suites. If you want to stay in style like how Prime Ministers and other dignitaries stay, you can even opt for the suite that was home to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit.

Rann Utsav Activities | Rann Utsav Things To Do – Sunrise To Sunset And Beyond

Tent City

“Chai, Chai,” the disembodied sounds pierced the layers of deep sleep, and we were wide awake to accept steaming hot cups of tea, that was served right in our tents. This is a daily morning ritual that happens at around 6 AM in the tent city. It may be worthwhile to note that it is still pitch dark at this time as the sunrise usually happens around 7.15 AM during the winter months.

Catching The Sunrise Over The White Rann – Rann Utsav Attractions

Sunrise at Kutch
Sunrise at Kutch

One of the most enjoyable and enriching experiences that you can have while at the Rann Utsav is the magic of the sun rising from the depths of the white salt marshes. There are complimentary buses that ferry you to the sunrise point, which is about 6 to 7 kilometres from the Tent City.

Sunrise at Kutch
Sunrise at Dhordo

We were at the entrance to the tent city, sharp at 6, forgoing the complimentary tea, more eager to immerse ourselves in the brilliance of the rising sun. The first bus leaves for the sunrise point at around 6.15.

So it is the early bird that will catch the sunrise!

It was pitch dark when we alighted from the bus at the sunrise point. We climbed atop a massive viewing platform that looked across the vast expanse of the Rann of Kutch. The atmosphere on the viewing platform was pregnant with expectation.

Sunrise at Dhordo
Sunrise at Dhordo

The eastern horizon soon started to glow with a pink haze, and lo and behold, the sun emerged from the pure white expanse that stretched in front of us in a blaze of glory.

Sunrise at white desert
Sunrise at white desert

The light of the morning sun dispelled the darkness of the night and the majesty of the Rann lay revealed. It was as if we were enveloped in a cocoon of white salt. As we turned around for a 360-degree view, gasps of awe emerged involuntarily from within us, such was the surreal beauty that surrounded us.

As we savoured every second of those magical moments, time seemed to stand still. We were swept away in exultant waves of euphoria and became one with the never-ending salt desert that stretched out on all sides.

Shopping For Local Handicrafts At Tent City Rann Utsav

Shopping For Local Handicrafts At Tent City
Shopping For Local Handicrafts At Tent City

If you fancy shopping for local handicrafts, then you can indulge your passion right at the Tent City itself. Kutch is a region with a rich tradition of colourful arts and crafts. The villages of Nirona, Gandhi Nu Gram, and Bhujodi are well known for their local products that are part of the heritage of the region.

The arts and crafts of the region encompass the likes of Bandhani, Batik Print, Ajrakh Blockprint, Camel wool weaving, embroidery, esoteric Rogan Art, Metal bells, Lacquer art, Pottery, Wooden Carving, and much more. You can shop for these products in the beautifully designed shops at Tent City, which simulate a local village atmosphere. The colourful wares are sold from shops that resemble colourful village huts.

Adventure Activities At Tent City Rann Utsav

Paramotoring
Paramotoring

If you are the kind who love adventure and would never let go off an opportunity to indulge in it, the Tent City has a slew of activities lined up for you. You can satiate your adrenaline rush through activities that include ATV rides, Ziplining, Para Motoring, Paintball, Laser Tag, Tandem Bicycle, and much more. You can also head off in one of the complimentary golf carts to explore the corners of the Tent City.

The hub of adventure activities at the Tent City is the Skyzilla Adventure Tower and the Adventure zone. Here you can experience various adventure activities that include the following:

  • Zipline
  • Pendulum Jump
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rappelling
  • High Rope Courses
  • Bull Ride
  • Net Cricket
  • Archery
  • Air Gun
  • Moonwalker Bouncy
  • Paintball Shooting
  • ATV Bike
  • Segway
  • Paramotoring

Activities For Kids At Tent City Rann Utsav

Archery at Tent City
Archery at Tent City

Children are sure to have the time of their life at the Rann Utsav, there is a lot to keep them engaged and entertained. There is a dedicated Kid Zone, where the children can have their share of the “fun” at the Rann Utsav. They can jump to their heart’s content on the trampoline, or wield the cricket bat at the nets. For more sedentary activities, the clubhouse offers Carrom, Chess, or a game of Pool.

Catching The Sunset Over The White Rann

Sunset Over The White Desert
Sunset Over The White Desert

If the day at the Rann of Kutch starts with a spectacular sunrise, it culminates with a spell-binding sunset, that is sure to touch the very core of your heart. The sunset point too is about 7 odd kilometres from the tent city. We walked on the dry caked mud that preceded the expanse of white towards the western horizon. It seemed like we were at the threshold of the earth.

Sunset at Rann of Kutch4

The white that lay beneath our feet merged seamlessly with the blue of the sky at the horizon that seemed to encircle us. The sun still shone brilliantly as we walked on and on in search of the elusive horizon. The colourful costumes worn by the women weaved dazzling patterns on the white canvas of the Rann. The sun soon started to dip, surrounded by halos of gold, red, and orange.

Sunset at Rann of Kutch

The sight of the setting sun over the White Rann stunned us with its splendour. No words, no photos, no videos, or even paintings can do justice to the magnificence of that moment. You can only feel and experience the beauty of nature as the sun slowly sinks into the horizon. For this, you need to be at the Rann of Kutch, to experience it first hand.

If you are lucky and are at the Rann Utsav during a Full Moon, you can bask in the sublime experience of watching the Full moon at Rann of Kutch

Cultural Activities At The Tent City Rann Utsav

Cultural program at night in Tent City
Cultural program at night in Tent City

The Rann Utsav in many ways is a celebration of local culture. A huge stage in the centre of the Tent City is the venue for various cultural and entertainment programmes. As the sun sets and darkness envelops the White Rann, the Tent City explodes into a celebration of dance and music. The programmes include local folk dances and music, as well as dances and other unique performances from across Gujarat.

When we were at the Rann Utsav, we were treated to a couple of unique performances. The first one was a scintillating performance of Kervano Vesh, a unique folk dance form of Gujarat. It was presented by Shri Rajendra Raval, who holds a Guinness Record. The performance presented Shri Rajendra Raval, turning round and round to the rhythm of local music.

As he twirled on his feet, his hands seemed to work magic on a piece of white cloth which slowly assumed the shape of a rabbit and then a pigeon. Shri Raval twirled non-stop for almost 15 to 20 minutes. He has done the same feat for 90 minutes, which got him into the Guinness Book of World Records.

The second performance that quite literally set the stage on fire, was a dance called Siddhi Dhamal. The dance is performed by the Siddi community who trace their origins to East Africa. The boisterous dance saw the dancers fling coconuts in the air and breaking them with their bare heads. The climax was the fire dance in which the dancers literally breathed fire.

The cultural programme also saw the audience rhythmically jiving to one of the popular Garba songs from Bollywood. A Stand-Up comedy act was next on the agenda, to keep the audience in splits till late in the night.

Food At Rann Utsav – Savouring the Flavours of Gujarat

Dining Hall at Tent City
Dining Hall at Tent City

The Rann Utsav forms the perfect arena to celebrate the flavours and aromas of Gujarat. A variety of local Gujarati dishes are served for breakfast, lunch, high tea, and dinner at the spacious Dining Hall.

Night view of Dining hall from outside
Night view of Dining hall from outside

As you enter the dining hall, a medley of aromas draws you to the buffet counter. Hot Phulkas being freshly cooked and being coated with dollops of pure ghee draw your attention.

Dining Hall at Tent City
Dining Hall at Tent City

Elsewhere hot and juicy Jalebis are getting off the pan. Fafda’s and the humble Khichdi, taunt and tempt you on the buffet table, while an array of Chinese dishes including noodles try to ensnare you with their docile charms.

Food scenes at Tent City, Dhordo
Food scenes at Tent City, Dhordo
Night view of Dining hall from outside
Night view of Dining hall from outside

The White desert does give you an appetite and the Dining Hall of the Tent City at the Rann Utsav is the perfect place to yield to temptation. You are sure to live the Rann of Kutch with the lingering taste of food on your palate.

Other Attractions In Rann of Kutch Gujarat | Rann Utsav Gujarat

At Tent City Dhordo Kutch

The Tent City is of course the epicentre of the Rann Utsav, but there is much more to experience and explore beyond it. Here are some of the experiences that the Rann of Kutch offers. Some of these, you can chart out on your own, and some of them are curated, as part of the Rann Utsav.

Rann Of Kutch Festival – Visiting Kalo Dungar

Kalo Dungar
Kalo Dungar

While at the Rann Utsav, you can plan to visit the highest point of Kutch, the Kala Dungar. We visited the Kala Dungar which provides panoramic views of the Rann of Kutch.

Dattatreya Temple at Kalo Dungar Kutch
Dattatreya Temple at Kalo Dungar Kutchch

There is an ancient temple of Dattatreya atop the hill. The temple is believed to be over 400 years old and has many a myth associated with it.

Magnetic Field Zone at Kalo Dungar Kutchch
Magnetic Field Zone at Kalo Dungar Kutchch

About 5 kilometres from Kala Dungar is what is called, the Kala Dungar Anti Gravity slope. It creates the optical illusion of a vehicle rolling upwards on a slope.

Kalo Dungar Kutchch
Kalo Dungar Kutchch

We enjoyed the adventure of hanging on to an open, mini-truck as it careened madly up the hill and back to reach Kalo Dungar.

Distance from Tent City: 46 kilometres

Gandhi Nu Gam

Gandhi Nu Gam
Shopping at Gandhi Nu Gam

The village named, Gandhi Nu Gam, which literally translates in Gujarati as, “Gandhi’s Village“, stands as a defiant monument of the determination and resilience of the local people. It is a village that was re-developed in a sustainable manner, after the devastation caused by the 2001 Bhuj earthquake.

The completely decimated village stood up again, with about 455 traditional houses specific to the Kutch region known as, “Bhungas.” The Bhungas are circular huts with thatched roofs. These structures are known for being structurally stable, and able to withstand sandstorms of the desert. They also help in insulation against the extreme temperatures of the desert.

In addition to these dwelling units, schools, religious shrines, and other community buildings were built.

Gandhi Nu Gam presents a visual treat with its neatly painted traditional Bhungas and colourful embroidery work done by the womenfolk. The men here are engaged in woodcraft while the women dexterously create colourful handicrafts through their embroidery skills.

You can pick up a jacket resplendent with Kutchi embroidery work, or a colourful wall hanging to grace your home, or even quilts and bedsheets. The choices are many, and you can take a slice of Kutch home, as well as contribute towards the sustainable income of the village.

Distance from Tent City: 27 kilometres

Nirona Village

Renowned Rogan Art Artist Padmashri Abdul Gafur Khatri Nirona Village Kutch
Renowned Rogan Art Artist Padmashri Abdul Gafur Khatri Nirona Village Kutch

Nirona village is quite literally a confluence of arts and crafts. The village is home to the unique Rogan Art which has origins in Persia. It is today practised only by the members of a single-family in the village. Wall hangings made using this technique have found their way to the Whitehouse in the US. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took a couple of these exotic wall hangings as a gift for the then US President, Barack Obama.

Rogan Art at Nirona Village
Rogan Art at Nirona Village

You can pick up a saree, or dress material, or a wall hanging fashioned with the unique Rogan art, and Nirona is the only place in the world, where you can buy them. Of course, rare things come dear, so you will have to pay a hefty sum to cater to your whim.

Copper bells at Nirona Village
Copper bells at Nirona Village

Another unique art that Nirona is home to is the art of making copper bells. The art which initially catered to making bells for cattle has today diversified into the making of bells for decorative purposes. You can pick up a bell or two, and remember Nirona and Kutch, whenever the bells peal at home.

Lacquer art at Nirona Village
Lacquer art at Nirona Village

Colourful Lacquer art is another of the attractions of Nirona. Lacquer art similar to what is found in the Channapatna toys of Karnataka is practised in the village of Nirona. You can pick up vibrantly colourful rolling pins, and much more when you visit Nirona.

Distance from Tent City: 72 kilometres

Bhujodi Village

Shopping
Shopping

Bhujodi is a village in Kutch that is known for its textiles. It is home to expert weavers who practice the tie and dye as well as other forms of the craft of weaving. This style of weaving is synonymous with the Kutch region. Each house in the village churns out something or the other handicraft, and the village is veritable heaven if you are passionate about shopping for ethnic textiles and handicrafts.

Distance from Tent City: 88 kilometres

Bhuj

Bhuj Chhatedi
Bhuj Chhatedi

If you are at the Rann Utsav, the historic city of Bhuj must figure in your itinerary and should not be missed at any cost. The city was founded by the Rao’s of Kutch in the 16th century, though according to legend, Bhuj was once ruled by the Nagas.

The resilient city that has risen like the proverbial phoenix after the 2001 earthquake, has many an attraction that is sure to appeal to you. The main places of interest in Bhuj are Prag Mahal, Aaina Mahal, Chhatardi, Swaminarayan Temple, Hamirsar Lake, and Kutch Museum.

Distance from Tent City: 82 kilometres

Mandvi

Vijay Vilas Palace Mandvi
Vijay Vilas Palace Mandvi

The historic city of Mandvi which was established in the late 16th century by Khengarji I is a complete destination in itself. It is a port city and has a shipbuilding industry that dates back more than 400 years. There is a beautiful beach, fort ruins, and the famous Vijay Vilas Palace.

Distance from Tent City: 133 kilometres

Wild Ass Sanctuary in Little Rann of Kutch

Wild Ass Safari at Little Rann of Kutch
Wild Ass Safari at Little Rann of Kutch

When you visit the Rann of Kutch, you must spare a day for the Little Rann of Kutch. Early morning, saw us off in a jeep across the arid desert, in our quest of the endangered Wild Ass. As the sun rose from the depths of the desert, a fleet of flamingoes took flight in spectacular fashion, while some other birds waded in the water that bordered the marshy land.

Wild Ass at Little Rann of Kutch
Wild Ass at Little Rann of Kutch

We drove across the wilderness, that was completely barren, shorn of any type of vegetation, our eyes peeled open, looking for the wild asses. And soon we found them, a herd of beautiful wild and white asses, that galloped away, merrily into the sunrise. It was a very rewarding morning and filled us with satisfaction at the sighting of Willd Ass at  LRK (Little Rann of Kutch).

Distance from Tent City: 271 kilometres

Important Information To Help You Plan Your Rann Utsav Experience

White Rann Of Kutch
White Desert

Visiting the Rann Utsav is definitely not your usual, run-of-the-mill travel experience. It is unique and has layers within layers that are sure to surprise and spellbind you. Here are some important pieces of information that will serve as a Kutch Rann Utsav Guide.

Best Time To visit Kutch

The best time to visit Kutch has to be during the Rann Of Kutch Festival (Rann Utsav). The festival offers a melange of unforgettable experiences. The climate too is right, as id summers and winters, the climate is bound to be extreme.

Rann Utsav Video

Check out our video about the Rann Utsav here.

Rann Of Kutch Temperature

The Rann of Kutch is in the Thar desert and the temperatures are extreme. Days can be very hot and nights very cold. The months from around October to February are the best for visiting as the day and night temperatures are bearable and pleasant. The temperatures soar to the 40’s and beyond during summers and plummet to single-digit numbers during winter.

How To Get To Rann Utsav

We provide you here complete information on how to plan your trip to visit Rann Utsav.

Rann Of Kutch Map

Map Of Rann Of Kutch
Map Of Rann Of Kutch

Rann Utsav Address

Tent City,
Rann Utsav – The Tent City
Dhordo – 370510
Kutch
Gujarat

Kutch Rann Utsav Location

Bhunga in Kutch

The Rann Festival or Rann Utsav is held every year during the winter months. It happens right in the middle of the salty marshes of the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, at the Tent City. The location is about 82 kilometres from the city of Bhuj, which is also the nearest airport.

  • The Rann Utsav takes place during the winter months in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India
  • The distance of Tent City, Rann Utsav from Ahmedabad is about 410 kilometres
  • The Tent City Rann Utsav is at a distance of about 82 kilometres from Bhuj

Getting to Rann Utsav By Air

The nearest airport to the tent city is Bhuj airport at a distance of about 80 kilometres. However, currently, there are limited flight options. Another option is to fly to Ahmedabad and travel by road to Kutch.

Getting to Rann Utsav By Road

The Tent City, Rann Utsav can be easily accessed by road. One can use public transport or a self-drive car to reach Bhuj and the venue of the Dhordo Rann Utsav.

Getting to Rann Utsav By Rail

The nearest railway station to Rann Of Kutch Festival, Rann Utsav, is Bhuj, about 80 kilometres away. Trains to and from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat, etc, run from Bhuj.

If you are planning to travel to Kutch for the Rann Utsav, you can book your flight tickets right here through TripAdvisor or CheapAir or Cleartrip or Makemytrip or Priceline and fly to Ahmedabad or Bhuj. If you are thinking of a complete road trip from Ahmedabad, do check out the rental car and bus options.

You can book hotels for any destination right here through any of the below options: TripAdvisor or Cleartrip or Makemytrip or Priceline and save a lot by getting the best deals on booking your stay.

Rann Utsav Dates

Enjoying the Sunset at Rann of Kutch

The Rann Utsav happens in winter and usually between the months of November to January. The exact dates are announced in advance every year by Gujarat Tourism. The Rann Utsav dates for 2021 are, November 1, 2021, to February 20, 2022.

You can always refer to the official website of Gujarat Tourism for exact dates and the latest updates about the Rann Utsav and Rann Utsav booking.

Rann Utsav Packages

You can plan for different packages for the Rann Utsav, based on your budget and the time that you have. There is a choice of 1 Night/2 Days, 2 Nights/3 Days, and 3 Nights/4 Days packages. This can be combined with the category of accommodation according to your preference. You can choose from Premium Tents, Deluxe AC and Non-AC Swiss Cottages, and suites of the Rajwadi and Darbari varieties.

Rann Utsav Book a Tent

Tent City

Do check out the Rann Utsav official site for Kutch Rann Utsav Booking, and Rann Utsav package price, and other information.

Rann Utsav Online Booking | Kutch Rann Utsav Booking Guide

Do check out the Rann Utsav official site for Kutch Rann Utsav Booking, and Rann Utsav package price, and other information.

Where To Stay For Rann Utsav | Rann Of Kutch Hotels

Relaxing at Tent City Dhordo

The Tent City Dhordo is the ideal place to stay to enjoy the Rann Utsav. However, if you are visiting at any other time, there are a number of resorts that you can stay in. This includes the Gateway To Rann Resort in Dhordo.

You can book hotels for any destination right here through any of the below options: TripAdvisor or Cleartrip or Makemytrip or Priceline and save a lot by getting the best deals on booking your stay.

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Rann Utsav FAQ

Sunset at Rann of Kutch

We are sure that you have a lot of questions about the Rann Utsav and its various facets, just like we had. We hope that many of your questions have been answered, however, we have compiled a Rann Utsav FAQ section that will be helpful to you for planning your own Rann Utsav experience.

Where is Rann Utsav celebrated?
Rann Utsav is celebrated in the district of Kutch, Gujarat, India.

Why You Should Visit the Rann of Kutch During the Rann Utsav?
The Rann Utsav is a unique cultural extravaganza that showcases the local culture, arts, and crafts of the Kutch region. The festival also celebrates the natural beauty of the region and is held during the winter months when the climate is pleasant.

What happens in Rann Utsav? What is the meaning of Rann Utsav?
Rann Utsav is a mega theatre that showcases the culture of the region through cultural programmes, cuisine, and arts and crafts of the region.

What are the fees of Rann Utsav?
The Rann Utsav offers different packages with different tariffs, do check out the official Rann Utsav website for exact prices.

Why is Rann Utsav celebrated?
The Rann Utsav is a celebration of nature and local culture and the sheer will and determination of the local people against the harshness of their land.

Which month is Rann Utsav celebrated?
Rann Utsav is celebrated in the winter months, usually between November to February.

What should I wear in Rann Utsav?
Colourful clothes, preferably ethnic ones with vibrant colours will contrast nicely with the white rann. However, make sure you also pack warm clothes as nights will be chilly.

How many days is enough for Rann of Kutch?
If you want to explore the entire Rann of Kutch, at least 7 days are required. However, if you are visiting Rann of Kachch for the Rann Utsav, 3 days would be enough.

How much does it cost to visit Rann of Kutch?
Check out the Rann Utsav official site for prices and packages.

What is special about Rann of Kutch?
The Rann of Kutch has a unique ecosystem with a huge expanse of salt marshes bordered by the sea on one side and the desert on the other.

Can we visit Rann Utsav without booking?
Yes, you can do so, but ideally, it makes better sense to book before you go.

Why is it called Rann of Kutch?
It is the largest salt desert in India and also one of the largest in the world and hence the name.

Where should I stay in Kutch?
If you are visiting the Rann Utsav, the best place to stay would be Tent City.

How far is Kutch from Ahmedabad?
It is about 413 kilometres.

Is it worth visiting Rann Utsav? Rann Utsav reviews
Visiting Rann Utsav is definitely an experience that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

What is the best time to visit Kutch?
The best time to visit Kutch is between November to February, when the Rann Utsav takes place.

How do I get to Kutch by flight?
Bhuj is the nearest airport to the venue of the Rann Utsav, you can fly to Bhuj or fly to Ahmedabad and then travel by road or rail

How do I book a tent in Rann Utsav?
Please check the Rann Utsav official website mentioned above for booking a tent at Rann Utsav.

Is Kutch safe?
Kutch is absolutely safe, and its people are warm, friendly, and hospitable.

What happens at the Rann Utsav, stays in the Rann of Kutch, however the memories tug at your heartstrings for a long, long time. Long after the sun has set on the white salt marshes and the last of the guest has reluctantly turned homewards, the arid land of the Rann resonates with the memories of the colourful moments.

In our Rann Utsav blog post, we have shared our experience of the Rann Utsav from sunrise to sunset and beyond. The Rann Utsav is on till Feb-20, 2022, so you have time to head over for a unique experience. We hope our post answers all the questions you had about the Rann Utsav.

We hope you liked reading our Rann Utsav blog post. We also hope that this post serves as a Rann Utsav Guide, that will help you curate your own Rann Ki Story. Do let us know if you need any more information about the Rann Utsav. Please do subscribe to our blog and connect with our social media handles.

Our visit to Rann of Kutch, Gujarat was part of a familiarization trip organized by India Tourism Mumbai – Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Gujarat Tourism under the #DekhoApnaDesh initiative. The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are our own.
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12 thoughts on “Rann Of Kutch Festival Gujarat – Incredible Rann Utsav Guide”

  1. Being married in Ahmedabad I have never been to Rant of kutch and this is always been in my bucket list. This is such an detailed post with some beautiful pics. After reading your post next winter vacation I am definitely going to visit this incredible place.

  2. The sunrise and sunsets at Rann of Kutch are amazing, so many colours have mingled here. The crafts are also amazing, so much of history in our country and to see it come alive in the colours of Rann. It looks like a wonderful must-see festival.

  3. Trust me, I really want to experience this festival and heard a lot about the same. After reading your post I really wish my dream to visit come true soon!!

  4. I truly enjoyed all of the lovely photos and what a wonderful looking festival 😉 I would love to go an dee for myself some day.

  5. What a detailed guide! I loved visiting Rann of Kutch. It is surely one of the most beautiful festivals I have attended. Hope to go back and enjoy it for more days next time.

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