Rann Utsav 2023 A Festival at White Desert | Travellingmonks

Rann Utsav is an annual festival that takes place in the Rann of Kutch, a vast salt marsh in the state of Gujarat in India. This unique festival celebrates the culture and heritage of the region and attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world each year.

This unique festival will bill itself to showcase to tourists the best cultural and religious aspects of Gujarat. Folk dance, handicrafts, sightseeing, stargazing, and the camel safari on the white expanse of salt will be the highlight of Rann Utsav.

What is the best time to visit Kutch?

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Ideally, the best time to visit the Kutch region is between November to March when the water dries up in the area and you can actually witness the great salt desert. Also, the weather is better during this time.

Also, the Rann Utsav is also held during the months of November to February. This is the time when you can watch folk performances, eat Gujarati cuisines, and shop Gujarati handlooms and handicrafts.

How to reach Kutch?

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Bhuj is the nearest city to the Kutch region. The nearest airport and railway station are both at Bhuj, located about 80 km from Dhordo. So to reach Tent City Dhordo or the Rann Utsav, you have to first reach Bhuj.

You can reach Bhuj by any transport ie. Bus, Train, Flight.

Once you are at Bhuj, you have to find a way to reach Rann of Kutch. There are many tour packages available for Rann of Kutch. In fact, if you are staying at Tent City, they provide pickup and drop from Bhuj at fixed times.

You can hire a cab from Bhuj to reach Dhordo Tent City or the Kutch area.

You can also rent a bike or scooter from Bhuj to visit the Rann of Kutch.

Things to Do in Rann Utsav

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One of the highlights of the festival is the cultural program, which showcases the traditional dance, music, and folk art of the region. Visitors can enjoy live performances of traditional music and dance, such as Garba, Dandiya, and Tippani, among others. These performances are an opportunity to learn about the rich cultural heritage of Gujarat and to experience the energy and excitement of the festival.

  1. Enjoy the Sunset at White Rann of Kutch.
  2. Visit Kalo Dungar, the highest point of Kutch.
  3. Gandhi Nu Gam, a place for Kutchi handicrafts
  4. Dholavira Lake
  5. Mandvi Beach
  6. Kutch Museum

There is also an adventure zone at Tent City. You will get bicycles on rent to explore the tent city area. There is a spa at the Tent City where you can just relax and rejuvenate.

In conclusion, Rann Utsav is a must-visit festival for anyone interested in culture, food, adventure, and travel. Whether you are a local or an international visitor, the festival offers an unforgettable experience and a glimpse into the rich heritage and culture of the region. With its vibrant atmosphere, diverse offerings, and stunning setting, Rann Utsav is a celebration of all that is unique and special about India. So, if you are planning a trip to India in 2023, make sure to add Rann Utsav to your itinerary and discover the magic of this unforgettable festival.

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