Organized by the Tourism Department of Gujarat, Rann Utsav is an annual festival with the moonlight as a backdrop and Kutchi historical traditions as the theme. It is almost a sin to not visit this festival while the moon is at its fullest and the winter air is crisp. If you plan to visit the Rann Utsav this year, it commenced from November 1st, 2018 and will be in full swing till February 19th, 2019. Do you want reasons? Well, I’ll give you 5.
Grand, Really Grand Celebration!
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It’s in the tent city Dhordo – The main venue for Rann Utsav finale is the tent city consisting of 400 AC and non-AC tents. The entire district is lit up during the months of Rann Utsav in lieu of the grand celebration. “Grand” is an understatement, many may say. But we leave that judgment up to you.
A Panorama Of The White Sands Is All You Can See!
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The white desert till the end of the horizon almost comes alive in the moonlit sky.
Fun Fact: The salt marsh stays hibernated throughout the year, only becoming accessible during the months of the Rann Utsav almost as if it exists solely to celebrate this festival.
A Myriad Of Experiences Awaits You!
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From shopping to hogging, this festival in Bhuj has the best of Kutchi food to crazy handicrafts for you to devour. Make sure you do not miss out on the folk dances, sightseeing and historical adventures that the desert has in store for you. A hot-air balloon, a desert patrol vehicle or a camel to take you on a desert safari – choose your ride to take in the most of the Rann.
Moonlit Date Nights And Star-Gazing Midnights
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A Date by the moon and the stars is one thing almost nobody can refuse. The serenity of the white expanse gets real here. It is the kind of real that you only dream about. As pure and mesmerizing as it is, it doesn’t get any more romantic than this. You must not ignore the beautiful neighbors Kutch
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The accompanying villages are a cultural fiesta on their own: While you’re rendezvousing in the Rann of Kutch, do take out time to spend some time in the neighbouring villages of Mandvi, Bhirandiyara, Gandhi-Nu- Gam, and Khavda to witness the unique workshops for traditional handcrafted textile and fabrics.
Go on then, go desi, go visit the Rann Utsav!