There is a saying that “Kutch Nahi Dekha Toh Kuch Nahi Dekha” which means “If You Have Not Visited Kutch You Have Not Seen anything”. This is an yearly festival that is celebrated during the winters of Gujarat at the Great Rann of Kutch. The white moon, the salt desert and the colorful Kutchi tradition is worth seeing!
Here are some reasons why you should not miss out on Rann Utsav.
Located in the white salt desert, you cannot afford to miss a chance seeing it on a full moon night. This sight will take you to a different world of its own.
Kutch usually faces extreme weather conditions which is the main reason to less population. But during the winters, the God of weather bless the weather in Kutch. Visitors enjoy the cool breeze and warm days. A mix of both, not too much and not too less.
You get to visit amazing nearby places like Mandavi Beach, Aaina Mahal, Vijay Vilas Palace, India-Pakistan border and nearby villages. You kind of become a photographer by capturing all these beauties and nature at its best.
The amenities here are the best. They provide AC tents, attached washrooms with western commode, doctor on call, dining area, kid’s zone, activity centre, meditation hall, club house and many more amenities. Did you imagine getting these things in a desert?
There is so much to shop! We all know that women love shopping, but here the men will also enjoy while shopping. The colorful, intricate and variety of thing available are worth buying for yourself as a souvenir.
Make sure you visit salient villages like Dhordo, Hodka, Nirona, Nakhtarana, Khavda, Bhujodi and Ajrakhpur. Here you can witness some amazing things like Rogan Art, Copper Bells, Lac Work, Tie and Dye, Pottery, Block Printing, Leather, Quilts and Mud Mirrors.
Spend your evenings listening to authentic sufi and folk music through traditional instruments like manjira and bhorrindo. The experience will leave you mesmerized.
People from different cultures come together as a family and enjoy. Some of the locals here also include people from as far as Afghanistan and Sindh.
You will be amazed to taste the soulful traditional Kutchi food. The aroma is sort of a blessing.
While your stay here ends, you will extremely miss this place a lot. The Rann Utsav touches your soul so gently that you will not want to leave.