Colourful skies, white sands, exciting festivities, delicious food and luxurious tents make Rann Utsav, Kutch a must visit.
A vibrant festival happening from November – March every year in the heart of Gujarat, this is a once in a lifetime experience. The ‘Tent City’ is located at Dhordo Village, Kutch, approximately 2 hours away from the historical city of Bhuj. It is on until 4th March this year.
With a host of activities to keep you busy amongst an enthralling atmosphere, Rann Utsav will make you feel alive as you blend into the beautiful Gujarati culture.
You can choose from packages of various duration’s according to your preferences and all your needs are taken care of wonderfully by the impeccable hospitality at Rann Utsav.
The Stay :
After a long journey from Mumbai to Bhuj and then to Dhordo, we settled into the comfort of our splendidly made tents. With a cozy bed, attached bathroom, heater, 24/7 room service, a small living area and basic amenities, this is the ultimate definition of a luxury tent. With over 180 tents spread out into various sections, you can choose from amongst Premium Tents, Deluxe AC Tents and Non-AC Tents.
Indulge in authentic Kutchi food at their massive dining halls that have a beautiful buffet spread 4 times a day. This pure vegetarian fare will leave your tummies full and hearts warmer. From freshly made Rotlas to soft khaman dhoklas, spicy sabzis to melt in your mouth desserts, the food here is cooked in pure ghee with authentic flavours.
Activities around Rann Utsav :
As part of your tour package you can explore the Great White Rann of Kutch apart from many other scenic attractions with Rann Utsav.
The Great White Rann of Kutch is a massive spread of salt desert that makes it look like a white blanket spread over endless land. Watching the sun set over the horizon, white sand under your feet, cool winds around you, this is one experience you cannot miss. Take a camel cart ride through the great white desert for a truly electrifying experience.
Take a trip to Gandhi Nu Gaam that’s a small handicraft village which was destroyed in the 2002 earthquake, rebuilt from scratch. The people here are friendly and warm. This is also ideal for buying beautiful accessories, clothes and souvenirs.
Head upto Kala Dungar (The Black Hill) that has its own historical importance. With panoramic views of the great white Rann of Kutch, a Dttareya temple with mythological significance and gravity defiying slopes, the highest peak in Kutch is a must visit.
Activities in the tent city :
The tent city itself has so much to do, you won’t feel like leaving.
Rejuvenate yourself at ReMedi Spa and Beauty lounge with their state of the art treatments and massages using natural products that will sooth your sore muscles. Read more about it here.
If you’re an adventure junkie you can try the ATV Bike ride or Paramotorgliding into the sunset which is a once in a lifetime experience.
The huge indoor activity area is great for some family fun. Table tennis, carrom, pool, name it and they have it.
Cycle through the huge tent city on your own rented bicycle or grab a ride in the tuktuk.
Get ready for an evening of soulful cultural performances at their cultural show as the cool winter weather uplifts your mood. From traditional dances to plays, stand up comedy to garba, this is entertainment for the whole family.
The Ran Hatt Bazaar also offers options for colourful shopping of clothes, handicrafts, etc.
Overall, Rann Utsav is a once in a lifetime experience that will leave you with beautiful memories.
How to Reach : By Train/Flight/Road to Bhuj. Daily busses available from Bhuj station/airport to tent city which is 2.5 hour away.
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We visited Rann Utsav last month and it was an amazing experience. The food, people, culture, sights and sounds, everything made it an unforgettable trip! Good read.