Rann or Kutch Utsav is a three to four days of cultural extravaganza organized at different locations within Kutch in Gujarat. The fair is like a mirror to the traditional art forms and culture of India.
Rann Utsav is organized by the Gujarat tourism department to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of the Kutch district.
The people of Kutch are known for their hospitality and warmth of conduct.
The three day fair has the basic motive of highlighting the cultural splendor of Gujarat.
Kutch is the most ecologically and ethnically diverse areas in the state of Gujarat. The people and geography of Kutch can be described by the hospitality, warmth and diversity of culture and communities found here.
The spirit of Kutch people comes alive in this Festive environment of Kutch Rann Utsav. There is a perfect blend of enthusiasm, hospitality and spirit of celebration that glorifies the magnanimous aura of Rann Utsav. The three days of Utsav are packed with cultural Dances, Music, Craftsmanship, Carnival processions, Pageantry and in all an encapsulation of the true spirit and zeal of the inhabitants out here
For every visitor to the Festival there is a warm hug of natural scenaric beauty and traditional Cultural flux.
The Rann Kutch Utsav held during the full moon time in winters every year is an unparalleled showcase of the ethnic widely different yet hugely diffused spectrum of Indian traditional art forms.
People from far and near gather during the festivities of Rann Utsav to celebrate and salute the spirit and warmth that people of Kutch have inherited and protected.
There are numerous cultural activities organized during Rann Utsav that engage all visitors. 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.
The most enchanting experience in the Festival is the presentation of different art forms, dances, Music during the shade of Full moon and in an aura of chilling winters.
Many tourists from outside the state of Gujarat enjoy various tour packages that involve sightseeing of the Kutch and adjoining areas during the fair.
Time of Celebration:
The Rann Utsav is held every year in the month of December. The fair is generally organized on the full moon night of the month.
How to Reach:
For traveling to Kutch by air, you will have to take a flight to Bhuj, the administrative city of Kutch. There are a number of flights connecting Bhuj with the other major cities of India. There are also daily flights to important cities like Mumbai.
You can board the Kutch Express from Mumbai, via Ahmedabad and up to Gandhinagar. From there, you can reach your destination by road.
To explore Kutch at its best, it is the beat to travel by road. The wild and raw beauty of the region is simply amazing. There are a number of buses available from Ahmedabad to this place. It is connected to major cities in the state via state buses and taxis.