Rann of Kutch: A Must Visit Destination during the Rann Utsav
Reasons why the annual Rann Utsav is the best time to visit the marvelous Rann of Kutch.
One of the most unique regions in India, the Rann of Kutch is an off-beat destination that doesn’t come up prominently in your travel bucket list. Nevertheless, it is one destination in Gujarat that is the most intriguing and a must visit place during the annual festival, the world famous Rann Utsav.
The highlight of this remarkable place is the surreal landscape that is hard to find anywhere else in the world. No wonder, this Instagram-worthy place is thronged by enthusiastic travelers and photographers from around the globe during the great Rann Festival, held annual in the winter months. Read on to know why the Rann needs to feature in every traveler’s winter bucket list.
Weather: The great Rann Utsav is held every year from October to February. The weather during these winter months is perfect to explore this awe-inspiring place and partake in varied activities and adventures it has to offer.
Sightseeing: When visiting the Rann during the festival, you will easily find a plethora of package options that includes sightseeing of nearby places as well, like Bhuj, Mandavi Beach, Dhordo etc which otherwise you might skip.
Stay: During the annual festival, several great accommodation options are set up near the White Salt Desert. These include ultra luxury tents and mud bhungas that are replete with all modern facilities and conveniences. Stay in one of these to experience a truly authentic and unique flavour of Gujarat.
Culture: The Rann Utsav is a truly marvelous showcase of the regions spectacular culture and traditions, and offers the perfect opportunity to experience it all first hand. Witnessing the daily cultural and musical performances there with your entire family is going to be a memory to cherish forever.
Shopping: The festival is all about celebrating and promoting all things local. Known for its intricate artwork and designs, the region hosts the best of craftsmen, artists and their handiwork during this time of the year. Shop to your heart’s content and take back some amazing souvenirs.
Adventure: Though the region remains largely unvisited during the rest of the year, it witnesses a flock of adventure enthusiasts during the annual festival. A large number of adventure activities like parasailing, ATV rides, motor sailing, camel cart rides etc. that are specially organized during the festival days remain the highlight of the Rann Utsav.
Full Moon days: How about catching a glimpse of a sea of pristine, gleaming white sand desert that shines even brighter during full moon days? Block these dates beforehand if you intend to witness this ethereal beauty during your stay at the Rann of Kutch.
No wonder, tourists from across the globe can be seen roaming around the Rann during the annual Rann Utsav. It is indeed the best time to experience this marvelous, one-of-a-kind destination.