Run Away Into the White Desert Sands at Rann Utsav
They say – “Kutch Nahi Dekha Toh Kuch Nahi Dekha!” and the indescribable beauty of the Rann of Kutch justifies this statement to the fullest. With the beautiful colours of the festivities of Rann Utsav and the beautiful white sands reaching out to the horizon, Kutch welcomes tourists from across the world to witness its magnificence.
The white desert hosts the Rann Utsav every winter to celebrate nature and heritage of the district. It starts with a Carnival exhibiting the splendor of the culture of Kutch and then hosts tourists in a well-planned tent city at Dhordo. The best time to visit the desert would be on a full moon night when the white land dances to the light of the moon with all the shimmer. To add to the beauty of the nature, traditions of the local people enlighten the Rann Utsav all the more.
The local touch of the Rann Utsav also makes it one of its kinds. The beautiful array of performances with the local culture certainly adds to the celebration. The Rann Utsav portrays various art forms in the senses of folk music, dance and other performances. You can discover various forms of handicraft art like Rogan art, block-printing, Bandhani, metal work and other forms of arts that have been burgeoned in the land. You can also shop here!
Rann Utsav not only caters with ethnicity, but also tickles the adventurous gut in you. You can perform various sports activities here, like Para-motoring, ATV ride and some mild adventures like camel cart excursions and golf cart rides.The Kite festival in the white desert is just picturesque and will certainly leave you awestruck! Not only that, the local food is just lip smacking and a delight to any foodie.
Rann Utsav is a world in itself. With all the colours and celebrations, you can also spend your time here with complete peace of mind. The tent city has a special spa, meditation and yoga centre right in its periphery that will let you get connected with your inner self.
A visit to the Rann Utsav is usually clubbed with a visit to some tourist attractions in Kutch. You could visit the Kala Dungar (the black hills) and India Bridge which are really close to the tent city in Dhordo.
Apart from these places you can also visit Dholavira, Bhuj, Mandavi in the Kutch district. If you are a bird watching enthusiast, then you could spot some rare breeds of birds in here. A very famous place for bird watching is Chhari Dhand.
When you’ll visit this picturesque land, you will realise that everything you have heard about the land is true and it is truly said “Kutch Nahi Dekha To Kuch Nahi dekha!”