The Rann Utsav is India’s most unique cultural festival to explore folk songs, dance and beauty of the White Desert. The official dates announced to enjoy the marvel of Rann Utsav are from 1st November 2023 to 25th February 2024.
Explore the Kutch and the White Rann of Kutch
Kutch is known for handicrafts, hills, white deserts, beautiful virgin sea beaches and various forts. Dholavira is one of the five largest Harappan sites. It is among the most prominent archaeological sites in India, belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization.
Rann of Kutch is the world’s largest salt desert and a beautiful tourist destination. The Rann Utsav was started in the year 2005 by the honourable chief minister of Gujarat, Shri Narendra Modi, with the vision to display and honour the traditions and culture of Kutch Gujarat to India and the foreign nations. Earlier it was celebrated for five days in November. But later it was changed to three months.
The white desert is the wonder of nature. During the rainy season, this sand desert hides under the water and, for the remaining months, it shows its beauty. This festival is a great thing to do in Gujarat to celebrate once in your lifetime.
Rann Utsav 2023-2024 Dates & Venue
The Rann Utsav festival is organized and managed, by Gujarat Tourism, in the winter in the cool breeze when the moon is shining to the fullest. You can experience the camel safari during the moonlight. You can enjoy the walk in the early morning or late evening.
There are the best arrangements for food, stay, transportations, shopping and other cultural programs. The entire region of the White desert is well-managed to celebrate the festival of crafts, arts and the rich cultural heritage of Gujarat. You can book kutch rann utsav tour packages as this year Rann Utsav starts from 1st November 2023 to 25th February 2024.
Rann Utsav is organized in the Dhordo village in Kutch. You can easily reach this village from Bhuj as it takes only half an hour from here. Bhuj has an airport and railway station. Dhordo is only 85 km from Bhuj.
Rann Utsav 2023-2024 Packages
Rann Utsav is very well organized in all aspects. It provides great staying arrangements with all modern amenities at Tent City. Tent City is spread across 5,00,000 Sq meters. Your package includes :
- Pickup from Bhuj [Railway Station / Airport] to Dhordo Tent City.
- Drop off from Dhordo to Bhuj [Railway Station/Airport].
- Complimentary refreshments will be served enroute Dhordo Tent City in the bus.
- Lunch, High-Tea & Dinner on 1st Day, Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, High-Tea & Dinner on 2nd & 3rd Day and Morning Tea & Breakfast on 4th Day. Facilities available subject to the package selection.
- Accommodation in Tent is on a twin sharing basis.
- Two bottles of drinking water per day per tent.
- Complimentary sightseeing
How to Reach?
Bhuj is the nearest city to the Rann of Kutch, which is well connected with the rest of India by air and rail. Those having Rann Utsav packages will be facilitated, with transfers from Bhuj airport or railway station to the White Rann Resort.
The nearest Airport to Rann Utsav is Bhuj airport. It is well-connected with other cities of India and has regular flights. From here, you can hire autos or taxis or buses to reach the White desert in Dhordo village.
You can hire private taxis or drive your car to Kutch. The best route is through National Highway 8A. There is the option of public transport buses available from Gujarat and Rajasthan to get here.
Alternatively, one can also board a train from their relevant destination to reach Bhuj. From Bhuj, you can hire taxis, buses or autos to RannUtsav camp.
Where to Stay?
Dhordo village is referred to as the tent city of Gujarat. There are 400 AC and non-AC rooms. You can select from the Luxury or Swiss tents. There is an option to stay in the mud bungalows called Bhungas, with all modern amenities. These bungalows are set up especially for the Rann Utsav. The tents and the bhungas are thoughtfully designed traditionally, representing the culture of Kutch.
There are several accommodation options such as luxury tents, swiss tents or bhunga. It consists of a multi-cuisine restaurant, swimming pool, kids’ play zone, library, indoor games like table tennis, board games, badminton court etc.
Places to Visit Near By Rann Utsav Festival
Kutch rann utsav accommodation facilitates you, with a stay, at the White Rann tent city close to the Rann. There are several temples, museums, beaches and palaces that are worth a visit. You can visit the Indo-Pak border, which is just nearby.
Beach Experience at Mandvi
Mandvi beach near Vijay Vilas Palace is the most beautiful and scenic seashore. You can enjoy a camel ride, horse ride, walk during sunrise and sunset, sipping coconut water and mouth-watering local food. You can be thrilled with water sports like parasailing, jet skiing, water scooter, banana boat ride.
There are ten small clean and tidy luxurious tents near Vijay Vilas Palace if you wish to stay in the less crowded area. You can enjoy bird watching, play football or volleyball near the beach, indoor games and lakeside picnics.
Explore Bhuj City
You can visit many tourist places in Bhuj city, such as Bhujiyo Hill, Aaina Mahal, Hamirsar Lake, Prag Mahal, Shree Swaminarayan Temple and the Chhatardi. There are many shopping places in Bhuj, known for its traditional & local items.
Kutch Rann Utsav is a rich cultural carnival that has something for everyone. You can discover local handicrafts, embroidery, terracotta, block-printing, wood carving, Kutchi folk songs and dances, mouth-watering food, camel safari, horse ride, ATV rides to hot air balloon rides and bird watching.