It’s time to Run to Rann- The Desert Fest You Shouldn’t Miss!

If you don’t know what Rann Utsav 2018-19 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.

Yes, all this and much more. If you still haven’t had a chance to visit the Rann Utsav, here’s what’s in store for you:

Rann Utsav Dates –> November 1st, 2018 – February 20th, 2019

The Grand Fiesta: What to Expect?

From indulging in delicacies to shopping, the Rann Utsav in Gujarat has everything covered for a wonderful experience. Folk dances, beautiful handicrafts, star gazing and several other adventures await you.

1. Date Night with the Moon

Under the full bloom of the moon, discovering yourself amidst the white expanse of serene sand- trust us, this view cannot be explained in words.

2. A Cultural Carnival

How about dancing to the tunes of true folk music around a bonfire under the moonlit sky? Sounds fascinating, isn’t it? With folk artists from all corners of Gujarat reaching this fest, you are in for such scenes and much more.

3. Flying Above Kutch

Up for an enchanting experience? Take a hot air balloon ride and overlook the dazzling hues of the salt sand from the top. Phew! A beautiful sight to behold.

4. Did someone say ‘beach’?

Witness the blues touch the sky at the beach town of Kutch-Mandvi. Do visit the nearby villages to attend the workshops for handcrafted textile and fabrics.

5. Shop Till You Drop

From leather articles to intricate kutch embroidery, shopping here is an extravagant affair. Shop for beautifully crafted ornaments, exotic handcrafted Gujarati articles, special silverware and much more.

6. Slurp Your Way to Deliciousness

With a number of amazing food options here, your taste buds are in for a treat. Try the delicious authentic Kutchi cuisine at the two magnanimous dining halls or visit food corners at the odd hours of the night to satiate your cravings.

How to Get to The Rann Utsav?

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.

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Where to Stay?

The Rann Utsav will endow you with a number of options for a great stay. From Swiss and luxury tents to homestays and wide range of hotels, you can pick any of these are per your budget and requirement.

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Top tips for people visiting the Rann of Kutch

– When in Rann, do not miss the sunset view from the Mandvi Beach.

– Witness the whitewashed landscape from Kalo Dungar (Black Mountain). It is the highest point in Kutch.

– Since the Rann Utsav falls during the winter months, it is recommended that you carry some woollens along.

– Checkpoints along the way to the Utsav will require your identity proof. It is essential to carry identity cards like Driving licence, Aadhar Card, Passport or Voter ID for verification.

So, don’t wait up and plan your visit to the Rann Utsav today because “‘Kutch’ nahi dekha toh ‘kuch’ nahi dekha!!”

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