Rann Utsav : A Travel Guide to Mega Festival in Gujarat

Last Updated: 29th September 2016 

There is a saying about Kutch which goes like “Kutch nahi dekha to kuch nahi dekha”. Kutch, in Gujarat, is one of the most preferred tourist destinations along with being a significant historical place and the world famous Rann Mahotsav.

Rann Utsav, Kutch, Gujarat
Enjoy the Grand Occasion & Get Soaked in Its Charismatic Charm

The Rann Utsav Celebration

Maha Rann Utsav is organized by Gujarat tourism every year in Dhordo village in Kutch. A cornucopia of design, profusion of culture, overabundance of music and dance reverberate through the vast stretches of the white sand desert that is known as the Great Rann of Kutch during Rann Utsav.

Rann Utsav - a celebration of life, festivities and culture of Kutch and Gujarat.

During the full moons, the entire Kutchh region in the winter brims with festivities that mirror the diverse self and eclectic spirit of this land.

Rann Utsav is an annually organized festival in Gujarat

Rann Utsav is an annually organized festival where you could get a peek into the very soul and spirit of the culture of Gujarat.  Be it the Gujarati folk dance, camel safari across the vast stretches of white salt desert, tents stay and live musical performances, everything is set in the romantic and surreal vibes of moonlit landscape.

Festivals in Gujarat

The mosaic of cultural performances and tent stays truly embodies the true spirit and identity of the region.Rann Mahotsav starts every year in the month of December at the Great Rann of Kutch in Gujarat and the festivities goes on till the arrival of the harvest festival Holi.

Rann Utsav at Dhordo, Gujarat
The tent city at Dhordo: Imagine yourself enjoying the magnificent parade of the various tribes and cultures of India

Where is the Great Rann of Kutch

The Great Rann of Kutch lies north to the Tropic of Cancer, at the top of the Kutch district. The nearest city to approach this white sand desert is Bhuj. 86 kilometers away from the town is Dhordo which is being developed as the Gateway to the Rann by the Government of Gujarat.

When is Rann Utsav Held?

Runn Utsav Dates 2016:
01 Number 2016 to 20 February 2017

Where is Rann Utsav Held?

The celebratory festival begins in the Bhuj city and goes around the district with a grand finale again being held at the preliminary destination.

Where to Stay for Rann Utsav

During the Rann Mahotsav, loads of luxury tents are set up at Dhordo for visitors which are accompanied by numerous food and handicraft stalls that truly showcase the culture and cuisine of the region.


If you are looking for Rann Utsav 2016 packages, you could stay in one of the tents set amidst the vast expanse of arid desert which glisten bright on moonlit nights. Generally, the packages for Rann Utsav include sightseeing trips to surrounding attractions like Dholavira, Narayan Saroval, Bhuj and Mandavi.


Lots of regional flavors are added in this grand Festival including music concert, crafts, folk dance and lots of handicrafts items and hastkala. Visit the state of Gujarat during the Rann Utsav to experience the time of your life!

Rann Utsav - A Travel Guide to Mega Festival in Gujarat

Interesting Facts

Rann Utsav offers the visitors a unique manifestation of diverse cultural ethos of Gujarat. The festival is popular for its celebrative zeal and ethnic touch. The festival presents a special opportunity to the tourists to view the creativity of the craftsmen, diverse range of folk dance and music, intermingling depiction of communities and culture and an immense range of ecology.

Interesting Facts in Gujarat

History

The festival of Rann Utsav was designed by the tourism authorities of Gujarat. They planned to increase the foreign tourism in the state and also to present the pulsating Gujarat to all the people around the world. Various events are organized in Kutch, every year, during the Rann Utsav, to put on display the vibrant and rich cultural aspects of Kutch, which is one of the oldest and popular towns in the country.

Rann Utsav History
Tourists from all over the world gather, during this festival, to glance at the naturally stunning surroundings of Kutch. The month of December is approaching and the excitement has already reached to the top regarding the Kutch Rann Utsav. Rann Utsav in 2016 promises to be bigger, better, grander and larger than ever seen before!

Sightseeing at Dhordo White desert,Gujarat
Moonlit expanse of the white sand desert of Kutch
Kutch Rann Utsav 2016 is offering a lot of events to the viewers. Firstly, this year, the inauguration will be done by Shri Narendra Modi. Creativity of craftsmen; Folk Musical and Dance Carnival in moonlight; Cultural shows in White Salt Desert; Air conditioned and non-air-conditioned tents; Kutch Rann Utsav 2016 will be one of the most delightful experience.

Kutch Nahi Dekha Toh Kuchh Nahi Dekha!
Kutch Nahi Dekha Toh Kuchh Nahi Dekha!

Rann Mahotsav in Kutch, Gujarat
Rann Mahotsav in Kutch, Gujarat
Kutch Rann Utsav 2016 is an opportunity for all to visit Kutch and witness the exotic flavors of the region. Book your tour to Kutch with Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd. now, to experience the extravaganza of such high magnitude!

Updated on 29-Sep-2016 by

2 comments:

  1. Yes, I heard about the "Rann Utsav", its a mega festival in Gujarat. The mentioned information tells us, everything about the Rann Utsav Festival. You have shared very useful information for those who want to attend this festival, including, Where to stay, where to celebrate, Interesting facts and its History. I really thankful to you for sharing great stuff with us. keep sharing lovely post.

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  2. Thanks for enjoyable Post! Rann Utsav in kutch is a celebration of Joy. I hope this Guide will be important for those who will attend great Rann Utsav 2016-2017.

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