RANN UTSAV

A plethora of varied hues, profusion of design, superfluity of culture, cornucopia of music and dance, all together in the arid lands of Kutch creates a mosaic of exquisiteness which reflects the identity and spirit of the region. Kutch, one of the most ecologically and ethnically diverse district of the state is a celebratory land of art, crafts, music, dance, people and nature. During the full moon night of the winters amid the awe-inspiring and contrasting landscape each year a three day festive extravaganza brimming with hospitality, vigour and traditional flavour of the area is hosted and known as the Kutch or Rann Mahotsav.

This three to four day carnival organized at the various locales within Kutch takes one around the natural grandiose while introducing the visitor to the indigenous cultural and ethnical flavour of the people. Semi parched Grasslands of the Banni hosts the most magnificent display of vernacular architecture as the exhibition platform for the varied range of arts and crafts of the region. While an array of folk music and dance performances organized in the shimmering moonlit landscape provides the most enchanting experience. The colourful fairs held near the beach or the banks of a lake swings one with the spirit of festivity, fervour and flamboyancy while the organized tour around Kutch is an ideal occasion to be part of the region and experience the zeal and uniqueness of the people through a celebration of life!

The celebratory festival begins in the Bhuj city and goes around the district with a grand finale again being held at the preliminary destination.

The festival is visited and enjoyed by more than 8000 tourists from all over the world. This is one time when natives of the region and travellers along with Government administrative officers all together come along to celebrate the mystical magic of Kutch and its diversity.

Festival Dates Full moon night in the month of December

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Day 01 Arrive Mumbai
Day 02 Mumbai – Ahmedabad flight
Day 03 Ahmedabad
Day 04 Ahmedabad – Patan – Modhera – Dasada
Day 05 Dasada– Bhuj
Day 06,07 Bhuj
Day 08 Bhuj – Mumbai flight
Day 09 Depart Mumbai

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