The barren land of Kutch in Gujarat is one of the highly visited regions in Gujarat. The long stretched white sand desert may look barren, but has its own charm and magic, attracting tourists from different parts of the world. As the winter arrives, this long stretched barren land with the spectacular landscape view comes alive during the Kutch Festival every year. When the winter fog blankets the entire region, people enjoy the magical beauty by celebrating Rann Utsav. Kutch Rann Utsav is the unique and most awaited festival in Gujarat organised by the Gujarat Tourism that takes place from November to February.
This year, Kutch Festivals 2017 will be held from 1st November to 20th February 2017. The festival is the time when this deserted region of Gujarat transforms into a cultural hub. It’s an experience of a lifetime, spending the night walking through the wide landscape, sleeping beneath the starry sky and the cool breeze gently blowing. Every year, tourists from across the world visit Rann of Kutch to witness this festival and are mesmerised by the beauty of the barren land in its full glory.
A Celebration of the Culture of Gujarat:
One of the reasons why Rann Utsav began was to showcase the evergreen and vibrant culture of Gujarat, especially in Kutch region. It is a carnival of music, dance, cultural exhibition and much more under the full moon night. Those who participate in this festival are travel around the ruins of Dhola Vera, the last sign of Indus Valley Civilisation and places nearby. A walk through the beach and sand will give you inner tranquillity.
Imagine yourself enjoying the flavouring dish of Gujarat on full moon night in the white desert. On full moon night, the entire Rann looks like white snow floor illuminated with lights and colourful displays of art.
To experience Kutch Festivals 2017, you need to spend few nights at the great Rann. The Gujarat Tourism department organises various programs including folk dance performance, tours to historical places, craft exhibitions, etc. The entire area is decked with more than 400 tents having all the required amenities for the comfortable stay. You can also visit the local villages to check the local artisans presenting Rabari embroidery and Rogan art. Furthermore, a tiny village of Nirona is must visit as they make kitchen items from a lac-turned wood method that is worth exploring.
Rann Festivals 2017 is the time you must take part in the tour organised by Gujarat Tourism. You could visit Bhadreshwar, Narayan Sarovar, Anjar, Mandvi Beach and Kera Shiv Temple. A bit further, you can visit Sun Temple of Modhera. By attending the festival, you’re bound to visit and experience different places of Gujarat which the state is proud of, and you will get to see the incredible heritage of the country. Moreover, this is the chance to experience the Kutchi culture which is entirely different from rest of the Gujarat.
As a part of the tour, you’ll be taken to Kalo Dungar, the highest peak in the Kutch area having the panoramic view of the Rann. It is famous for Dattatreya Temple visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. If you want to experience the wildlife of the Gujarat, then visit sanctuaries in Kutch, and you may be surprised to see that it is the habitat of many extinct species.
Place of Action- Dhordo:
Dhordo, the Tent City, is the place where the Kutch Festival action takes place. Music, dance and cultural performance at the foreground and beautiful landscape at the background will give the best feeling on earth. Here, one can also enjoy camel safaris, local, spa and meditation at the centre nearby.
At the last day of the festival, you would enjoy the competitions between camels, horse, bullock and wrestling. The fun of various setting creates a different aura that makes the Kutch festival worth experiencing.
Book the Right Package:
Organised by Gujarat Tourism, you can expect affordable and comfort stay experience during Kutch Festival 2017. You can book your tent as per the choice and requirement. From Premium Tents to Economy Non-AC Swiss Tents, you can book from the available tents. Book your tents way in advance, to enjoy discounts. Check out different online booking websites that offer discounts on Rann Utsav package.
Kutch Festivals 2017 is the time to when you can spend the best moment of your life with family. The extravaganza of the festival creates an enchanting moment that lives upon you for long years. The spectacular boundless white desert is complimented with the uniqueness of the festival. Kutch Festival more or less is a journey that depicts the real culture of the state. Book your dates now to experience the charm of Gujarat festival and its tradition.