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Rann Utsav

Rann Utsav at Kutch
During winter seasons once the water in Rann dries up the salt deposit became visible giving nice white color to the Rann. This white Rann spreading miles together in all direction till the horizon gives a spectacular view. Tourist all over the world visit Rann during this time of the year to enjoy sunset and sunrise in Rann

Gujarat tourist department organize Rann Utsav during winter months. Accommodation is provided near the bank of the lake ( Not on the dried salt ) in luxury tents at Dhordo village.

How to reach Tent city Rann Utsav

Way to Rann Utsav
Rann Utsav organized at Dhorde village is locted at 85 KM from Bhuj town in Kutch district of Gujarat. Bhuj is connected by Rail, Air and Road from all parts of Gujarat. Mostly free Pickup and drop at Bhuj town is included in your Rann Utsav Package. It will take two hours nearly to reach Tent city from Bhuj.

Entry permission and fees to be paid to visit this border area.

Activities during Rann Utsav

cart in desert
Inside the tent city there are several recreation facilities available for tourist and every day evening cultural function arranged where local folk songs and dances are performed.

All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) are available here to go for a desert safari trip at the desert. ( known as yellow desert ) Outside the tent city there will be several stalls selling Kutch handicrafts and different fancy items. Exhibitions halls are setup to show history and tourist spots of Kutch region.

Accommodation during Rann Utsav

Tent city gate
Tent city is setup during this Rann Utsav only and accommodation is provided on different types of tents and Bhungas

Premium Executive (Tent)
Ac Swiss Cottage (Tent)
Non Ac Swiss Cottage (Tent)

It is usually given on Package basis where local sightseeing for a two day or three days is included.
Salt Desert during Rann Utsav at Kutch
Daily cultural program with dance is arranged inside the tent city. There are facilities like meditation hall, game room, conferencing facilities are available inside the tent city.

In addition to accommodation in tent city there are resorts available close to the great Rann of Kutch. These resorts also organize local folkdance and other cultural programs during the festival time. Most of the resorts provide Bungas the traditional house of Kutch region for accommodation.

All accommodations here includes food as there is no restaurants available outside.

Where ever you stay, collect your Permit while traveling to Rann.

Gujarat Tourist has a Toran resort close to the Rann

Sunset Time at Rann Utsav

sunset at Rann Utsav Desert
During the festival many tourist visit Rann sunset point. Local schools organize trips and special packages are offered by different tour operators and hotels for a trip to sun set point along with other facilities.

The best time to visit Great Rann is on full moon days of the month during the Rann Utsav time.

November 2018December 2018
3rd - 4th Weekend ( 6th Diwali ) 1st-2nd Weekend
10th - 11th Weekend 8th - 9th Second Weekend
17th-18th Weekend 15th - 16th Third Weekend
23rd Fullmoon Day 22nd Fullmoon Day( weekend )
24th-25th Weekend 22nd - 23rd Weekend with fullmoon
25th Chrishmas
29th-30th Weekend
January 2019 February 2019
1st Tuesday New Year 2nd-3rd First Weekend
5th - 6th First Weekend9th -10th Weekend
12th -13th Kite Flying And Second Weekend 16th -17th Weekend
19th -20th Weekend19th Fullmoon Day
21st FullMoon Day23rd-24th Weekend
26th - 27th Republicday Weekend

Tour Packages to visit Rann Utsav

Gujart Tourism and its tour operators offer three type of tour packages to cover Rann Utsav.

We don't recommend you to go for three night four days package. If you have plan to see more of Kutch region it is better to stay at Bhuj town and go for other areas of Kutch region than to return three nights to Tent City, Dhordo
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Kutch is a most seen place in India. Its beauty is on the peak during festivals. So if you want to enjoy a good and quality time with your family must visit this place. It is one of the best experiences of life. It is suggested that you must go to this place once in your life.

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Rann Utsav at Kutch
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