If you don’t know what Rann Utsav 2017-18 looks like, then just imagine hundreds of shadows, flickering on a white, salty desert patch, dancing under a full moon to music. Imagine days that come alive with folks, adorned in colourful turbans and lehenga cholis, painting rainbows in an otherwise arid land.
With such an extravaganza till February 20th 2018, you simply can’t afford to miss it. As it witnesses a huge influx of tourists from across the globe, planning a trip to Rann is going to be a tough nut to crack and getting through with the bookings won’t be that easy. Here is all you need to know —
Rann Utsav Dates –> November 1st, 2017 – February 20th, 2018
How to get there?
Ahmedabad and Bhuj have the nearest airports and railway stations to Rann. You will have to take a cab from these places to reach the Utsav grounds. If coming from Mumbai, then take a Mumbai to Kutch train and further board a bus to reach this happening spot during this event. Otherwise also, reaching Kutch is easy from other cities of India.
Where to Stay?
Premium Tents, Deluxe AC Swiss Tents and Non AC Swiss Tents are available for a comfortable stay in Kutch. The cost of premium tents for November and February is Rs. 8100, while for December and January, it is Rs. 9100 per room for one night (rates are exclusive of taxes). If you are looking for a budget accommodation, you can head to Devpur where there are a plethora of budget properties available. Book a homestay at this place and you will be all set for a great time. You can also opt for one of the many Rann packages available for a hassle-free vacation.
Contact Details for Rann Utsav Package Booking–
What makes Rann Utsav worth running to?
While most of the fairs see exorbitantly priced handicrafts and local produce, Rann Utsav hosts various NGOs that promote local arts, and thus, sell stuff (embroidery in ethnic style, patchwork, terracotta, pen knives and nut crackers being the main) almost at the cost price.
Once done with shopping and the usual round of photography, gorge over an astounding variety of cuisine from rural Gujarat. Nights usually see folk dance performances, coupled with some entrancing strumming of iktaras and folk songs.
Things to do:
Golf Cart, ATV Ride, Camel Cart Excursion, Paramotoring, Meditation and Yoga.
Be a part of this majestic Kutch Rann Mahotsav and discover the resplendent beauty of ethereal white deserts on the thrilling Kutch Safari.
Soak in the culture, the traditional colour, the craft and an array of art forms.
Shop for exquisite handmade artifacts that are exclusive to this place.
Feast on tempting traditional Gujarati treats, listen to the mystic stories and soulful songs of the locals, and be one of them for a while. Live life in a new light!
‘Kutch’ nahi dekha toh ‘kuch’ nahi dekha!!