Perhaps one of the most interesting place on earth, also called as the largest salt desert in the world and we call it Rann of Kutch. Rann means desert in the Hindi language. It is said that on a full moon day, the desert looks like moon surface. The place is still not much explored within the tourism fraternity but gaining popularity day by day as it has lot to offer. Till now the region is known for its beautiful and delicate crafts menship. To promote these unique skills along with the cultural heritage of the place, the state tourism started organising a cultural extravaganza, which is called as Rann Utsav. Utsav means festival in hind language.
As the full moon cycle begins during the winter period – starting December, the small deserted town of Kutch turns into a lively and colourful place for visitors from across the globe. An Utsav is a fair to celebrate the cultural importance of the state and showcase the traditional art forms of the area.
Initiated by the Gujarat Government, it was originally a 15 days fair but with the growing popularity and benefits extending to the local craftsmen; it is now a 3 month long extravaganza. During the festival, the visitors get the opportunity to witness the folk dances & local musicians, take a camel ride, explore the local handicrafts as well as view the white desert shinning bright with salt crystals at night due to full moon. Around the area are many historic monuments as one takes out time to explore them. As now it’s a 3 month long affair it would be good to visit this place in this time so that you can take the experience the hospitality, vigour, magic and mythical flavour of Rann.
|Location||Period||Duration||Dates For 2016|
|Rann of Kutch, Gujarat||December to March||3 months||1 December-5 March|
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