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Rann Utsav: What Not To Miss When on The White Desert Rann at Kutch
A grand celebration of epicmagnitude takes place in one in every of the most important salt deserts of theglobe, Rann ... ...

Rann Utsav: What Not To Miss When on The White Desert Rann at Kutch

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Posted on: 09/02/17

A grand celebration of epic magnitude takes place in one in every of the most important salt deserts of the globe, Rann of Kutch. “Let the white desert drench you in its eclectic colours” is the right analogy for the festivity known as the Rann Utsav. The seemingly barren land comes alive, flaunting the region's culture and vibrancy, at this 4-month long event from Nov to Feb.

What and Where: A handy guide

'Dhordo' is that the village close to which a whole Tent City, complete with every last detail, magically seems, as if out of thin air. Kudos to Gujarat Tourism for resurrecting it each year on this ochre land.

What to Expect:

As you enter the city, you may notice yourself mystified by the cultural illustration of art and craft, food and flavours, and the hospitality, after all.

Where to Stay:

Camp under the celebs in Swiss Tents which exemplify the right mix of up to date conveniences cocooned in luxury and extravagance. Once settling down in your tent, go around exploring this sojourn which has therefore much in store.

What to Buy:

The looking arena incorporates a show of handicraft product that include iron bells, engraved silver jewelry, sea shell toys, hand-carved wood items, Bandhani sarees, three hundred-year old Rogan art textiles, hand embroidered wraps of designs of Suf, Khaarek, Paako, Rabari, Garasia Jat and Mutava, and several additional attention-grabbing gifts and souvenirs.

What to Eat:

Relish the delightful selection of authentic Gujarati cuisines and snacks including the Kutchi specialities. Do strive masala cone, Dabeli and double roti.

What to Witness:

As the evening descends, musical notes from the Manjira and Morchay enchant you while people dances cast a hypnotising spell whenever you set your eyes on the stage. And throughout the change of acts, you'll see the stars through a telescope free.

What Activities to Try:


Expanding the list of choices for indulgence, Triker, Golf Cart, ATV Ride, Camel Cart Excursion, Paramotoring, Meditation and Yoga hall, Spa and Kids zone are also obtainable. Take an exciting hot air balloon ride since the aerial view is that the cherry on the top of the cake known as Rann.


Kala Dungar


It is a black rock mountain where you'll get a mesmerising panoramic view of the Rann. Witness the sheer magnificence of dusk turning into night and therefore the highlight of this transcendental experience is the 5 min sunset, whose beauty is just inexpressible in words. Also, take trip to determine the Dattatreya temple and India Bridge where the distance between Indo-Pak border is that the shortest.

Mandavi Beach


The beach is a dreamy affair throughout the Kite Flying Festival on Jan 14, Makar Sankranti. You get to work out colourful kites flying within the sky of various sizes and shapes calling out to the child in you. The Irony: It is probably the sole beach that has a graveyard at the doorway of the lane leading to it.



Bhuj, being the district headquarter of Kutch, is that the gateway town to the Rann Utsav. What you definitely ought to tick off your bucket list are the 18th century Aina Mahal and Prag Mahal.

Additionally, try to suit these in your itinerary : Nirona Village, Bhujodi, Handicraft Village and Craft Park , where you can see for yourself the magic that goes into creating the beautiful handicraft works. Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary within the Little Rann of Kutch is definitely a treat for the wildlife enthusiasts.


Make this rann utsav festival more special and memorable, to book rann utsav tour packages, You can call at Akshar tours on Toll free number 1800 233 9008, also mail us at

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