Rann Utsav Desert Festivals
Rann Utsav Desert Festivals
Rann or Kutch Utsav is a three to four days of cultural extravaganza organized at different locations within Kutch in Gujarat. The fair is like a mirror to the traditional art forms and culture of India.
Rann Utsav is organized by the Gujarat tourism department to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of the Kutch district.
The people of Kutch are known for their hospitality and warmth of conduct.
The three day fair has the basic motive of highlighting the cultural splendor of Gujarat.
Kutch is the most ecologically and ethnically diverse areas in the state of Gujarat. The people and geography of Kutch can be described by the hospitality, warmth and diversity of culture and communities found here.
The spirit of Kutch people comes alive in this Festive environment of Kutch Rann Utsav. There is a perfect blend of enthusiasm, hospitality and spirit of celebration that glorifies the magnanimous aura of Rann Utsav. The three days of Utsav are packed with cultural Dances, Music, Craftsmanship, Carnival processions, Pageantry and in all an encapsulation of the true spirit and zeal of the inhabitants out here
For every visitor to the Festival there is a warm hug of natural scenaric beauty and traditional Cultural flux.
The Rann Kutch Utsav held during the full moon time in winters every year is an unparalleled showcase of the ethnic widely different yet hugely diffused spectrum of Indian traditional art forms.
People from far and near gather during the festivities of Rann Utsav to celebrate and salute the spirit and warmth that people of Kutch have inherited and protected.
There are numerous cultural activities organized during Rann Utsav that engage all visitors. Semi parched Grasslands of the Banni hosts the most magnificent display of vernacular architecture as the exhibition platform for the varied range of arts and crafts of the region.
The most enchanting experience in the Festival is the presentation of different art forms, dances, Music during the shade of Full moon and in an aura of chilling winters.
Many tourists from outside the state of Gujarat enjoy various tour packages that involve sightseeing of the Kutch and adjoining areas during the fair.
Time of Celebration :
The Rann Utsav is held every year in the month of December 28th to 30th. The fair is generally organized on the full moon night of the month.
During the festival, Tourism Corporation of Gujarat ltd. Arranges tours with Transport, accommodations, food and guided sightseeing. Do not miss this chance of a lifetime to visit one of India’s most colorful regions.
The cool winter breeze and soothing rays of full – moon night will welcome about 8,000 tourists in the Great Rann of Kutch for the three – day long 15th Rann Mahotsav, starting tomorrow.
Many high profile dignitaries, including Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will enjoy cultural programmes, to be performed in the midst of the White Salt Desert spread over miles.
Gujarat State Tourism Nigam Limited ( GSTNL ) Chairman Kamlesh Patel told mediapersons here today that on the first day of the festival tomorrow, the first event – the grand Kutch Carnival will be held on the banks of the historical Hamisar Lake in Bhuj.
Nearly 32 cultural troupes from various districts of Gujarat will participate in the Dance and Musical Carnival, Mr Patel said, adding that about 1,50,000 people from Bhuj and Kutch are expected to enjoy the carnival.
A grand Tent City of 400 tents, consisting of both air – conditioned and non – air – conditioned tents, have been set up on the outskirt of bordering village of Dhorado in the Rann, all of which have been booked, said GSTNL Managing Director P D Vaghela. We also arrange various domestic tour like diu tour, daman tour, saurasthra tour, somnath tour, dwarka tour, gujarat beach tour, ahmedabad tour and various international tour like singapore, thialand, malaysia, bangkok, switzerland, europe, london, dubai, mauratious, south africa, srilanka, kashmir, kerala, kullu manali and much more, visit our corporate site for more detail – Akshar tour.
The tourists would be taken on entourage of Khara Dunger ( Salty Hill ), located on outskirts of Rann, popular handi – craft village ‘Ludia’ and eco – friendly Hodko village by the GSTNL.
How to Reach :
For traveling to Kutch by air, you will have to take a flight to Bhuj, the administrative city of Kutch. There are a number of flights connecting Bhuj with the other major cities of India. There are also daily flights to important cities like Mumbai.
You can board the Kutch Express from Mumbai, via Ahmedabad and up to Gandhinagar. From there, you can reach your destination by road.
To explore Kutch at its best, it is the beat to travel by road. The wild and raw beauty of the region is simply amazing. There are a number of buses available from Ahmedabad to this place. It is connected to major cities in the state via state buses and taxis.