Rann Utsav, Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

3rd February, 2020

Kutch, one of the largest and most distinctive districts of India is located in the state of Gujarat. It celebrates the Rann of Kutch festival which is famously known as the Rann Utsav. The tourism of Gujarat celebrates this festival at the edge of White Rann during the period of November to February. Rann Utsav begins in the Bhuj city and goes around the district with a grand finale again being held at the preliminary destination.

What is Rann Utsav?

Rann Utsav is the Carnival of Music, Dance & Culture of Gujarat. It includes different activities like the Traditional Cultural Dance, Cultural Act show, Camel Safari, Musical Moments, Live in Tents & many more activities. This festival provides an exclusive opportunity to witness the creative ingenuity of the artisans and craftspeople, the assorted array of folk music and performances, mixed representation of culture and communities, along with a vast diversity in ecology. Around 8000 tourists from all over the world visit Kutch every year and enjoy its magical beauty and diversity.

Who organizes Rann Utsav?

The Government of Gujarat organizes Rann Utsav festival. During this festival, Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd. provides the arrangements of transportation, accommodation, food & guide for a sightseeing visit to the tourists. Approximately 350 live luxury tents are being built here with good organization of the Government of Gujarat and its supporters.

When it was started?

Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi launched Rann Utsav in the year 2006. He visualize this festival to create a new identity mark on the global tourism map.

When it will take place?

Rann Utsav will start during the grand winter when the full moon will spread its magic. It will take place from 28th October 2019 to 23rd February 2020. This period will be mesmerizing when the earth will turn into heaven.

Things do at Rann Utsav:

1.    Camel rides on the White Rann

Riding a camel on the White Rann is a remarkable experience because you will get to do this only here.

2. Shopping

Just looking at the exotic handcrafted Gujarati articles, leather articles, splendid silverware, intricate Kutchi embroidery, and beautifully crafted ornaments is a thing that will leave you wanting for more.

3. Hot air balloon ride above Kutch

Admiring the beauty of Kutch from the top will leave you enchanting. It is one of the beautiful as well as an adventurous thing to do.

4. Enjoying varieties of food

The fabulous and mouth-watering food options here are just what you need to make your experience more memorable Two magnanimous dining halls serve authentic Kutchi cuisine. Besides, there are food corners that cater to the hunger calls of visitors at the odd hours of the night.

5. Have fun at various cultural events

Attending the cultural fiesta hosting folk artists from all corners of Gujarat is a must. You can have a bonfire in the desert while dancing to the tunes of true folk music with your loved ones. 

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