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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.

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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Ali Tinwala


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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