Rann Utsav or White Desert Festival or Rann Mahotsav or Rann Festival held every year during winter in Great Rann of Kutch which creates excitement in tourist across the world. Four month long Rann Utsav is the best time to explore rich culture, heritage values, ancient tradition, kutchi traditional food, handicraft products, desert, mountain, sea etc. at once during your Kutch Tour. Rann Utsav celebration is one of the longest festival celebration across the world arranged by Gujarat Government in Safed Rann near small village Dhordo of Kutch around at 90 km from Bhuj – district headquarter and important city of Kutch. Safed Rann, one of the biggest salt desert of world witness number of activities with thrills millions of tourist during November to February month every year. 2005 is the historical year for Kutch as Rann Utsav celebration started in this year first time to promote ancient tradition and culture across the world. This was the great vision of Gujarat Tourism department and then Chief Minister of Gujarat and our current Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi. Initially Rann Mahotsav arranged for few days but subsequently time period increased to four month. Gujarat Government and Tourism Department took the initiative to introduce ‘White Rann Experience’ to showcase the spirit and true flavour of Kutch to the world in 2005 during the vibrant Gujarat program. White desert festival is one of the best tourist place in Gujarat and always in every traveller’s wish list to visit once in life. Here we will take you through out Rann Utsav celebration, important dates, booking, best places to visit, activities, food, local travel etc. which helps you in planning of Kutch Trip.

Best Time to Visit Rann Utsav and Important Dates of Rann Utsav 2021 – 2022

Rann Utsav celebration happen for four month during 1st November 2021 to 28 February 2022 this year so you can plan anytime during this time span. But to enjoy Rann Utsav with full of Joy, excitement and at its highest peak, you should plan to visit during full moon days or around Purnima. The scenery of white desert or safed rann under the full blossom of moon is worth watching that will definitely impress you and feel of successful trip of Kutch Rann Utsav. Full Moon Dates and other special dates for Rann Utsav 2021 - 2022 are as below.

1st November to 5 November – Diwali Week.

18 – 19 – 20th November – Full Moon Night.

18 – 19 – 20th December – Full Moon Night.

25th December to 1st January – Christmas Celebration.

14 – 15 – 16th January – Uttarayana.

17 – 18 – 19th January – Full Moon Night.

14th February – Valentine Day.

15 – 16 – 17th February – Full Moon Night.

Apart from above dates, you can consider every week end as special days as during week end lots of surprise activities are arranged where thousands of tourist across the India visits.

How to Reach Rann Utsav – White Desert Festival of Kutch at Dhordo Village.

Rann Utsav held in white desert of Kutch near small village Dhordo which is around 90 km from the Bhuj – District Headquarter and major city of Kutch. As Millions of tourist visits Kutch throughout the year and mainly during Rann Utsav celebration, it is very well connected to all the major cities of India via Rail, Road and Air Network. You can easily reach Bhuj via train or flight as Bhuj has important railway junction and also Airport. Also tourist from Gujarat can reach via road through private and government vehicle. Once you reach Bhuj, you can choose Rann Utsav Packages or also you can customize tour packages based on you plan. Various tour packages likes one night and two days, two night and three days and three nights and four days are offered by Rann Utsav Tent City, White Rann Resort and other resort and local tour operators. Rann Utsav Packages price slightly varies based on accommodation and activities and especially during special days as already mentioned above.

Where to Stay during Rann Utsav and Various Rann Utsav Packages 2021 – 2022

One of the most exciting part of White desert Festival Kutch is to stay in Tent or Kutchhi Traditional Bhunga near Safed Rann at Dhordo. This will be really a unique experience for you to stay here at Rann Utsav and enjoy cultural activities, shopping, bird watching in morning, sun rise and sun set. The Tent city is one of the main attraction here during Rann Utsav where Government has setup around 400 ac and non ac tent at village Dhordo. Tent city is first most preference in tourist as it is quite near from white ran, also tent city offers various packages which includes accommodation, local travel, food and lot more activities. At Tent City you can experience Traditional Dance, Music, Adventure Activities, Handy Craft, Para Motoring, Kutchchi Food, Trekking, Spa, Golf Cart, Camel Cart, Art Gallery, Club House etc. in single huge campus. Apart from Tent City, second choice is white desert resort which is near the entrance gate of white rann where you can stay in tent or kutchi traditional bhunga or cottages. There are several resort and home stay near Dhordo and Gorevalli village which are managed by individual owner where you can stay and visit Rann Utsav celebration in safed rann. Tourist can also plan to stay at Bhuj and visit white desert festival by private or personal vehicle. Overall everywhere in Kutch you can definitely find special hospitality at every place due to loving nature of people of Kutch and also tourism is one of the key industry which boost overall economy of Kutch.

Rann Utsav Packages 2021 – 2022 starts from around 5000 to 30000 based on accommodation and number of days.

And yes, you can surely connect with Pravase Team on +91 9979242505 or write email to info@pravase.co.in for more information and booking.

Top Places to Visit during Rann Utsav Celebration, Kutch

Kutch is just about white desert and Rann Utsav but you can find lot more diverse like sea, mountain, religious places, palaces, market etc. So you must have to visit below places during Rann of Kutch.

Narayana Sarovar , Koteshwar Mahadev , Lakhapat , Bhuj , Kera Shiv Temple , Kutch Museum - Bhuj , Swaminarayan temple - Bhuj , Mata No Madh , Black Mountain or Kalo Dungar and Dattatreya Temple , Mandavi , Vijay Vilas Palace – Mandavi , Mandavi Beach Gandhi nu Gam Handi-craft village 'Ludia', Eco-friendly Hodka village

Handy Craft items and Local Food of Kutch, Rann Utsav

Craft is another key attraction as every village has its unique pattern, style which they have carry forwarded since hundreds of years. They got the mastery in various work like Bandhani, tie and dye, embroidery, printing, wood and metal carving etc. Khichadi, Kadhi, Chhas, green pickles is the main food which is made in less oil with unique kutcha taste.

Cultural & Adventure Activities and Shopping at Rann Utsav

The Great Rann of Kutch the venue of four month long Rann Utsav festival is attached with full of several activities which makes you thrill and also surprise. Let us start with cultural fiesta one of the most fascinating thing arranged everywhere by government and individual person where kutchhi folk artist perform extraordinary folk music and dance in which you definitely fall in love. Even folk and sufi music is known to everyone in current fast and era of internet. But, music and dance performances here is bit different kinds.

Then you can enjoy desert safari in long span of white desert. Another exciting thing here at Rann Utsav is Hot Air Balloon ride from where you can enjoy top view of salt desert. Apart from this you can enjoy indoor and outdoors games like chess and carom, cycling, para motoring, camel ride during, paintball, enjoy adventure sports like zip lining at Skyzilla, & star gazing. Yoga activities and Meditation are also key things to do during Rann Utsav.

Here in Kutch, you can find lot of village where handicraft products are the main source of income for people. Exotic handcrafted Gujarati articles, Bhandhani Saree, Silver article, leather articles, intricate Kutchi embroidery, and beautifully crafted ornaments which attracts every tourist to buy something for their sweet memory.

A number of skilled artisans from nearby villages like Bhirandiyra, Khavda and Gandghi-Nugam conduct workshops on preparing local handicraft items. Thus, there are lot of traditional styled shops in the Kutch desert region which sale handicraft items and souvenirs.