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Rann Utsav Dates : 1st November 2023 to the 25th February 2024

Rann Utsav Entry Permit Fee : Free entry for children of 5 years and below
INR 50 - children above 5 and below 12
INR 100 - for people above 12 years

Rann Utsav Vehicle Entry Fee : INR 25 - Two-wheelers
INR 50 - Four-wheelers

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Rann Utsav of Kutch, Kutch Overview

Celebrating the varied ethnic flavour of Gujarat through crafts, music, dance and people, Rann Utsav for 2023-2024 will be held from 1st November 2023 to the 25th February 2024. An initiative by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited, the Rann Utsav is packed with leisure, delicious food and adventure spread over 5 Lakh sq metres with more than 350 luxurious tents. It is 100+ full-filled days of Kutch.

Why is the Rann Utsav Festival Worth Visiting?

Tent City At Night
Tent City Gujarat

The festival celebrates the spellbound beauty and natural heritage of Kutch. It provides an exclusive opportunity to acquaint oneself with the exquisite handicraft and extensive art of our country's artisans. One can witness the cultural superfluity and mind-blowing performances of dance and music in the festival. People can engage themselves in an array of indoor games like carom board, ludo amongst others, savour the lip-smacking delicacies and enjoy the relishing traditional recipes of Kuch. Besides, people can also take a ride over the picturesque desert of Kutch with its seemingly boundless white sand. A visit to The Rann Mahotsav is thus a perfect blend of both rejuvenation and recreation.

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Rann Utsav Kutch Itinerary

1. Day 1: Arrival in Bhuj

  • Morning: Arrival at Bhuj
    • Land at Bhuj Airport or Railway Station.
    • Transfer to your chosen accommodation.
  • Afternoon: Ex (Read More)plore Bhuj
    • Visit Aina Mahal, a stunning palace with intricate architecture.
    • Explore Prag Mahal, a majestic structure showcasing Italian Gothic style.
  • Evening: Bhujodi Handicraft Village
    • Head to Bhujodi, a nearby village known for traditional handicrafts.
    • Witness local artisans creating exquisite textiles.

2. Day 2: White Rann Exploration

  • Morning: Transfer to White Rann
    • Begin your journey towards the Great Rann of Kutch.
    • Arrive at the Tent City Dhordo, your base for the next few days.
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    • Afternoon: Check-in and Relax
      • Check into your luxurious tent.
      • Enjoy a delicious lunch at the camp.
    • Evening: Sunset at White Rann
      • Witness the mesmerizing sunset at the expansive White Rann.
      • Participate in cultural programs and folk dances.

3. Day 3: Full-Day Excursion

  • Morning: Visit Kala Dungar
    • Explore Kala Dungar, the highest point in Kutch.
    • Capture panoramic views of the Rann from the top.
  • A (Read More)fternoon: Lunch and Rest
    • Return to the Tent City for a scrumptious lunch.
    • Relax in your tent or explore the camp's amenities.
  • Evening: Cultural Activities
    • Engage in cultural performances at the camp.
    • Enjoy a bonfire dinner under the starry sky.

4. Day 4: Handicraft Villages Tour

  • Morning: Visit Nirona Village
    • Explore Nirona, famous for Rogan art and copper bell-making.
    • Witness the intricate Rogan painting technique.
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  • Afternoon: Lunch and Siesta
    • Return to the camp for a delicious lunch.
    • Take a short siesta to recharge.
  • Evening: Visit Dhordo
    • Stroll through the nearby village of Dhordo.
    • Interact with locals and experience their way of life.

5. Day 5: Wildlife and Farewell

  • Morning: Wild Ass Sanctuary
    • Head to the Wild Ass Sanctuary for a safari.
    • Spot rare wildlife, including the Indian Wild Ass.
  • Aft (Read More)ernoon: Farewell Lunch
    • Return to the Tent City for a farewell lunch.
    • Check out from the camp.
  • Evening: Departure
    • Bid farewell to the enchanting Rann Utsav.
    • Transfer to Bhuj Airport or Railway Station for your departure.

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How to Reach the Rann Utsav Festival

One can take any mode of transportation to reach the festival spot. There are frequent buses from Bhuj, both private and state-owned to reach The Rann Utsav. Private luxury coaches also provide services to Bhuj from various major cities of India. One can even come by train, with the nearest train station being Bhuj. One can hire a taxi or a cab to reach Kutch from here. Air facilities are also available with both private and government airlines providing connectivity at the Bhuj airport. The Rann Utsav is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and thrill and is one of the most exciting festivals of India.

Rann Utsav Activities - Features of the Festival

  • The festival acknowledges and celebrates the skill of native artisans. Some of the most outstanding products and artworks can be seen here. One can marvel over the beauty of Kutch handicraft culture which includes captivating mirror and embroidery work, Bandhani sarees amongst other indigenous artworks.
  • It is a cultural extravaganza that is spread over an overwhelming area of 5,00,000 sq meter and has one of the grandest tent accommodations in India.
  • The tents are clustered together in C shape, with each having a dining hall than sprawls over 1200 sq meter each.
  • The Rann Utsav is organized in the vicinity of village Dhordo which is about 85 kms away from the city of Bhuj in Gujarat. The setting of the tent city, where the whole carnival is set up takes a massive time of two months. Thus, one can imagine the hardships and labour of the people behind the celebration of this lavish festival.
  • The carnival witnessed a footfall of more than one thousand people per day and employs the services of about four hundred hospitality personnel taking up varied tasks. The range of activities is vast enormous, and the whole festival is celebrated on a mammoth scale.
  • The festival provides a refreshing experience as there are a lot of facilities one can avail. The Utsav starts from the reception area where the guests are warmly welcomed. There is a large conference hall that is specially designed for large gatherings. Besides, there is also a clubhouse where people can participate in the fun and frolic of indoor games.
  • Apart from the heartwarming dance and music performances, one can also engage in camel ride, paramotoring and immerse themselves in the bliss of meditation. The festival also has areas where people can practice the age-old renowned exercise of Yoga.

Rann Utsav in Kutch - History & Details

Rann Utsav Amidst The White Sands

Kutch is a mesmerising place in Gujarat that is known for its beautiful topography and rich ecology. Rann Utsav in Kutch provides a multifaceted view of the place's culture, tradition, artwork and natural beauty. It celebrates the magnificent beauty of Kutch and its stunning landscape of endless white deserts.

Rann Utsav is a festival that is celebrated for months in the city of Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. Starting from 1st November, the carnival ends on 20th February and is marked by a lot of freshness and enthusiasm. It captures the elegant beauty of Kutch and echoes the ethnicity, traditions, and rituals of the countryside. The whole festival is replete with enthralling performances of both folk and traditional dances and foot-tapping music.

One can witness the exceptional skills of our country's tribe of meticulous artisans. The handicraft bazaar brims with vibrance as artists showcase their charming collection of artwork. It is an ultimate platform for artisans to display their distinctiveness and thus the Utsav presents an enthralling spectacle of beautiful artworks.

The carnival evokes the rich cultural and traditional splendour of Gujarat. It underlines the diverse life of Kutch with all its colours and beauty. The fair is a repository of vibrant processions, parade, and performances; hence, an enthusiastic spirit of the festival underlines the warmth and creative ingenuity of the people of Kutch.

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