If you want to experience something amazing under the shimmering starlit sky and the glowing moon then Rann Utsav is the kind of event which you must look forward to. Yes, there is a great section of travelers who eagerly await the onset of this fest. It is particularly known for showcasing the rich and cultural heritage of Kutch, Gujarat.
It won’t be wrong to say that this festival is indeed an awesome concoction of music, dance, and fun! In short, at the Utsav your time will run like sand through your hands. Here, one can indulge their senses in plenty of things such as cultural music events, Paramotoring, meditation and above all, enjoying the Gujarati culture.
This desert festival was founded in 2006 and was inaugurated by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The primary objective of this festival was to attract the Global audience to Gujarat for tourism purposes. This festival initially started out as a three-day event and now, owing to popular demand, it has become a 100-day celebration.
It is not just famous among the locals and tourists, but many of the high profile dignitaries such as the Chief Minister and people commanding similar aura also come to visit, discover and live this fest on the magical white sands of the vast desert. It is interesting to know that more or less 1,50,000 people are reported to enjoy this festival from Kutch and the nearby regions.
Furthermore, there is just so much to do and so much to indulge your senses into when it comes to Rann Utsav. Couples who visit the festival generally go on a date under the moon along with spending quality time in the nearby villages such as Khadva, Bhirandiyra.
Apart from celebrating the music, you can also go shopping for exclusive handicrafts, leather articles, and intriguing silverware and Kutch embroidery. The combination of all this makes Rann Utsav a truly enchanting festival.
Gujarat is known for having an amazing blend of traditional culture and diversity. Some of the famous foods of Gujarat are Khandvi, Undhiyu, Gujarati Kadhi, Methi ka Thepla. Moving to the attire, the womenfolk in Gujarat wear Chaniya Choli and Chaniyo. The traditional clothing of men includes Chorn, Dhoti, Kurta, Phento, etc.
By Air. The nearest airport is located in Bhuj and is named as the Bhuj airport. After getting off the flight, you would need to get a cab or some other means of transportation to reach Kutch to further travel a distance of around 60 kilometers approximately.
By Train. Kutch doesn’t have its own railway station. The nearest railway station is located in Bhuj. And then from there, a person would need to avail some means of transportation to reach his or her destination. However, Pune Bhuj Express, Ala Hazrat Express, Be Bhuj Express are some good options to travel to Bhuj.
By Road. The overall connectivity via the road network is quite good. So, if you are planning to visit Kutch for participating in Rann Utsav then this would be a convenient experience for you. You can easily reach places like Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, and Hyderabad.
28 October 2019 - 23 February 2020
Rann of Kutch
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