Kutch Rann Utsav – Famous Festival of Gujarat

Rann Utsav is a precious festival in Gujarat and it is the platform to many cultural activities of Gujarathi’s. This event will be carried in India’s one of the biggest salt deserts Rann of Kutch. This festival starts every year from November to February. The tourism of Gujarat takes this festival as prestigious and makes all facilities to the visitors. Many tourists visit Rann Utsav from all over the world.

This event will be taken place in the Dhordo village of Kutch which is 85 kms far away to Bhuji. The main attractions of this fest are camel safari, cultural shows, music carnival etc. You will be experienced an unforgettable fest in your life. Shopping in Rann Utsav is another important thing to do in the fest.

Origin of the Rann Utsav


Rann Utsav was celebrating from 2006 by the Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi. He made this festival to be celebrated every year to make Gujarat unique in global tourism. From that day till now every year this festival will be celebrated in a grand manner.

The tourism of Gujarat arranges all facilities to the tourists. They will arrange accommodation, food, a guide to explain the attractions of the fest, and the needs for the transportation. Because Rann Utsav is a very prestigious and important fest to Gujarat.

Attractions and Things to do in Fest

Rann Utsav is a place to so many attractions and things to do. The festival on the white sands will be more interesting and picturesque. This fest will be held on 7,505 sq miles area in the Thar Desert. So there will be many attractions like sightseeing tours, cultural activities, shopping, adventurous activities etc.

The Glow of Full Moon

The best time to visit Rann Utsav means undoubtedly during the full moon day. The environment and the presence of the place during the full moon day is completely in the white and milky shade. This is the best time to visit Rann Utsav for a beautiful moment under the shade of Full moon. Many tourists visit during Full moon daytime because it is the attraction of Rann Utsav.

Cultural Feast

cultural fest at rann utsav

Rann Utsav is a perfect event to experience the culture and the traditions of Gujarat people. Rann Utsav is home to many cultural activities like dance, music, folk artists. All type of artists and craftsmen will come from all corners of Gujarat to exhibit their skill. This is the best festival to encourage the culture and tradition with the support of Gujarat tourism.

Spot to Adventurous Activities

Camel safari at Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Rann Utsav is a spot for different adventurous activities like desert safari, camel safari, hot air balloon ride, joy rides for kids etc. Tourists can go for desert safaris through camel or jeeps. Camel safari is another activity that should not be missed in Rann Utsav. Even solo rides to desert also available through DPV (Desert Patrol Vehicle).

The most famous adventurous activity in Rann Utsav is the hot air balloon. This activity makes you explore the white sands from the top view. Experiencing the hot air balloon activity in Rann Utsav will be memorable in your life.

Sightseeing Tours

There are many sightseeing tours around the Rann Utsav. Some of the famous villages that are included in Sightseeing tours are Khavda, Bhirandiyra, Gandghi-Nugam, Hodka Village etc. Some other places to be visited are the Wild Life Sanctuary, Museums, Forts, Great White Rann of Kutch, Kaladungar etc. These are the sightseeing tours during the Rann Utsav.


shopping in rann of kutch

Shopping is the best thing to do during the visit of Rann Utsav. Because during the fest many artists will be welcomed from all corners of Gujarat. The most attractive things are different handicraft items, ornaments, Bandini Saris, leather articles, silverware etc. The things in shops are very impressive and attractive.

Luxurious Accommodation

The tourism of Gujarat designed Tent city near Dhordo Village with a capacity of nearly 350 tents. This tent city was created for the tourists to stay. There will be an availability of AC and Non-Ac tents with all needs. Tourists can happily spend their days in these luxurious tents with all facilities and needs. The luxurious facilities provided are the room heaters, 24-hours warm water supply even in deserts etc. Shopping complexes also available for all your needs, delicious dining halls, exhibition center etc.

At the venue of Rann Utsav the beautiful Swiss, luxury tents, and ethnic bungalows for the stay. Overall these are the best options to stay very luxuriously even in Desert. That’s why people never feel that they are staying in a desert.

The delicious food menu at Rann Utsav

Food at the festival is so delicious and tasty. The menu at Rann Utsav makes your hunger more and more with its delicious menu. The authentic Kutchi cuisines make you unforgettable delicious food in your life. You will never be dissatisfied with the food in Rann Utsav. Even small food stalls also serve the very tasty food which suppresses your hunger.

Recreational Activities

The famous recreational activities at Rann Utsav are the Camel Cart Ride, Food Court, Gaming Zone, Spa Center on chargeable basis, Live Music concerts, cultural programmes, Yoga and Meditation center, Rides etc. Tourists can enjoy all the recreational activities.

Special Activities

As we know Rann Utsav is a festival from November to February. So there are some important activities are there on a fixed date.

  • 31st December night as New Year Celebration.
  • 14th January as Kite Flying Festival.
  • 26th January as Republic Day celebration.
  • 14th February as Valentines Day’s Special Gala Dinner on White Rann.

On March Holi Celebration will be conducted. 

These are all the special activities that are held during the Rann Utsav. It will be more interesting to visit the destination during these days.

Traveler Tips

Here some traveler tips for the convenience of tourists. Always try to book your accommodation before 45 days then you will not be worried about staying. To visit Kutch a Govt. pass is required due to the border security issues. This passes will get at the check post of Bhirandirya with your Id-card. Finally, it is mandatory to carry identity cards because at checkpoints they are required.

These are all the points that should be known before going to Rann Utsav. So enjoy the festival with different cultural activities and different activities.

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