The Great Rann of Kutch is said to be the largest salt desert in the world and is famous for its serene beauty.
The Kutch region was promoted – by the Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi by launching the carnival of the culture known as the Rann Utsav in 2005 in the Kutch.
The motive to start the Rann Utsav is to honour and display the culture and tradition of the Kutch region of the Gujarat state to Indians and foreign nationals.
At the initial level, this festival was celebrated only for five days in the month of November. After that, this changed to three consecutive months in the winters.
Starting from November till February and sometimes extended till the festival of the Holi. This year the festival is organised by Gujarat Tourism from November 2022 to February 2023.
This white sand destination is a marvel of nature as, during the monsoon season, this sand desert gets hidden under the waters.
The tourists can witness a spectacular stretch of the white sand desert for the remaining seasons by White Rann Resort booking.
When visiting Gujarat & one should enjoy it once in a lifetime this festival of culture on the land of the white desert is one of the best things to do.
When visiting Rann Utsav, there are never do miss seven things to do.
Stay in tent city
Situated in the Dhordo village in the Great Rann of Kutch, Tent City is the best-staying option to celebrate the Rann Utsav at its fullest.
The Tent City has 400 tents for tourists with modern amenities and a traditional feel.
Visit Craft Bazaar
The Rann Utsav festival and Gujarat tourism promoting tourism in the region also offer the local communities to exhibit and sell their ethnic craft and art. There is a craft bazaar that provides authentic crafts items from Kutch.
The craft bazaar reflects the diversity of Gujarat through its art and crafts collection. You can buy these expressive, unique and beautiful handicrafts.
Spending your holidays at Rann Utsav will give you all the different kinds of experiences. You can feel calm and relaxed by gazing at the starry sky in the magnificent moonlight.
You can fill the colours to life with cultural programs with traditional music, dance and colourful costumes. You can have a thrilling experience by taking part in adventurous activities.
You can go for a solo ride to enjoy a desert safari on a Desert Patrol Vehicle are the exciting moments. The white desert has the shape of a tortoise.
The entire land and the tents create a magnificent aerial view from the hot air balloon. Other adventure activities are riding ATVs, zip-lining at Skyzilla, paintball and paramotoring.
You can enjoy a desert safari, a Little Rann of Kutch Safari, a camel ride in the moonlight or daytime. You can have fun with indoor games such as chess, carrom and more.
Authentic food of the Kutch
Your trip can not be satisfied until you satisfy your cravings with the lip-smacking authentic food of the Kutch region. Your trip to the Kutch brings yummylicious food options to make your holidays more tasteful.
There are two main dining halls to enjoy the local cuisine of the Kutch. There are other food stalls around to relish the food of Kutch and satisfy your odd time cravings.
The famous food of Kutch includes Dabeli, Bajra na rotla with buttermilk and curd, Bhajiya, Kadak and many more. The food is getting prepared by the lovely Kutchi people.
Visit nearby villages
The tourists must visit nearby villages to explore the great heritage of Kutch and to discover the unique local art and crafts only prepared by the local communities.
Hodko and Nirona are the traditional villages that house a close-knit community of artisans and craftsmen.
Enjoy a Date with the Moon
Get romantic with your spouse as the land turns into a magical fairyland when the moonlight reflects through the glittery white sand under the sky filled with stars.
The serene beauty of the white desert gets enhanced on full moon nights. You can create memories for life by witnessing the unique beauty of the place.
Enjoy the Cruise of the desert – The colourful and aesthetically decorated camel. You can add a wonderful experience to your basket by riding on a camel on a white sand desert.
Across some distance in the Rann, you can enjoy the ride on camel carts or the camelback. Viewing the sunset while enjoying a camel ride will be a wonderful experience.
The main aim to initiate and promote Rann Utsav is to explore the culture and heritage of the Kutch to the world. It is worth saying the carnival of culture as tourists can enjoy the local folk dance and music performances every night with the bonfire in the white sands.
It is not just a holiday destination but also you can gain knowledge about the rich traditions and art & crafts that you can not see anywhere else.
We would love to share some tips to make your travel experience pleasant.
- Apart from the sand desert, explore Bhuj city and nearby villages. Do not miss to visit Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal, Narayan Sarovar, Kutch Museum and Vijay Vilas Palace.
- As nights are very chilled in the Kutch, bring some woollen clothes along with you.
- Visit Kala Dungar to have a panoramic view of the white desert from the highest viewpoint.
- Try to plan your trip and make a Rann Utsav Tent City Online Booking in advance due to availability stay issues when booked near to the date;
- To have lifetime memories, do not miss enjoying the sunset at the Mandvi beach.