Yes folks! It’s the time of year, where you should start planning for Rann Utsav 2k17-2k18. The official dates for visiting the white beauty aka Rann of Kutch is being declared. The magnificent festival of Kutch will be starting from 1st November 2017 and will last till 20th February 2018. That’s almost 4 months of culture, hospitality, colors, adventures which eventually sums up as a mini heaven on the Earth.
Kutch is the most diverse district in Gujarat; whether it may be its culture or geography. Kutch is blessed with the seashore, the desert and the grasslands. The trio is very beautiful and enchanting, but the desert of Kutch (also called the Rann of Kutch) is something very special. Initially the rann of Kutch was believed to be curse for Kutchi people as acres and acres of land was covered in the salt which made the land unfitting for farming. But the vision of Mr. Narendra Modi, our honorable Prime Minister (then CM of Gujarat) transformed the curse into compliment. The rann Utsav started in 2005 i.e., 13 years back. 13 years of celebrating culture of Kutch.
So what to expect in Rann Utsav 2017-2018?
The first very thing you need to know that your trip to Rann Utsav will be unforgettable. The people of Kutch are so good at hospitality that you won’t want to go back.
- The Rann Utsav offers the rare opportunity of staying in the Rann of Kutch (also called White Desert). No there are not hotels in middle of Rann of Kutch, but there is the whole city! The tent city of white desert. There are around 400 tents with both AC and non AC variants. It is a lifetime experience and one must consider staying at the tent city. There are various packages for booking the tent, which includes the accommodation, sightseeing, food etc.
- Rann Utsav has various adventure activities such as paragliding, para motoring, ATV rides, camel Safari and much more.
- If you don’t like hastening around, don’t worry Rann Utsav has something to offer to you too. Learn about the history of Kutch in various tents which depicts the history and geography of Kutch. Make yourself fit and fine in the yoga hall. Do meditation, roam in the Rann of Kutch, read books in library, enjoy the folk dance and music of Kutch…
- That’s not it; you can visit nearby places to add more memories. The famous tourist spots are Kalo Dungar, Charri Dhand, Hodko, Nirona, Bhujodi and many more such places.