The Rann Utsav of Kutch (Gujarat) - Vegan Tour Package

The Rann Utsav is a major desert festival started in 2005 as a three-day festival is today a 100-day festival beginning on November 01 and concluding on February 20 every year. An entire tent city with 400+ self-contained tents with Air-conditioning and proper lighting is constructed on a bare expanse of land in the desert one kilometer from the Dhordo village. The tent city attracted 4,38,125 tourists in 2019. 

The Rann Utsav turned around the fortunes of Kutch, from a ravished earthquake in 2001 that destroyed lives, jobs and property to a land giving opportunity and employment to the artisans, salt farmers and labourers during the festival, to offer their services and sell their wares and also enrichening the Gujarat's treasury by ₹81.15 Crores. 

The UNESCO and World Heritage Site Dholavira, located on Khatri bet island in the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary in the Great Rann of Kutch, is one of the five largest Harappan sites and most prominent archaeological sites in India belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization.  What intrigues archeologist, engineers and town planners is its pre-existing geometrical plan and their advanced hydraulic engineering given the state of technology in the third millennium BC.

Kalo Dungar or Black Hill is the highest point in Kutch at 462 m (1,516 ft.). A place of visit when you are staying in the Rann. This is probably the only place in Kutch from where a panoramic view of the Great Rann of Kutch is possible. Kalo Dungar magnetic hill is a popular optical illusion where vehicle seems to defy the gravity and roll up the slope. 

The Sunset in the Rann at around 6.00 pm. is magnificent. Although we have witnessed it many a times, the experience at the Rann is incomparable and will leave you craving for more. An endless stretch of the golden glow that goes all the way from Gujarat’s Kutch district to Pakistan’s Sindh. This sight is not to be missed.

Six ecologically rich and wildlife conservation areas worth a visit in Kutch are the Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary, Kutch Bustard Sanctuary, Banni Grasslands Reserve and Chari-Dhand Wetland Conservation Reserve.

📌 How To Reach Rann Utsav From Mumbai?

By Private Bus or Car:

Travel via car is an entirely different experience. The distance between Rann Utsav to Mumbai is 950 km, it 16 hours to reach this destination. But the good part of the car is you can bring all the essential item with you in the car without worrying about luggage like water, food, dry snacks, camera, etc.

In between, there are many places where you can take hold to explore. Throughout the road, you can see the scene and landscape that are different. Somewhere you can find lush green land, and somewhere you can see empty grounds.  But the conditions of roads are well, so you do not have to worry about any damage or else.

By Train:

The train is one of the best travel modes for Natives as well as for foreigners. The experience is different, and you can see the culture of India and find talkative people around you.

There are five direct trains from Mumbai to Bhuj, which are Kutch Express (19131), Bhuj Ac S F Express (22903), Bdts Bhuj Express (19115), Dadar Bhuj Express (12959), and Pune Bhuj Express (11092).

The time taken to travel Mumbai to Bhuj is minimum 12 h 45 min. And once you reach the Bhuj (known city of Kutch), you can take a taxi or auto to reach the place of Rann Utsav.

By Air:

Fight mode is the faster mode of transportation, and many people preferred it. There are regular flights from Mumbai to Bhuj. Bhuj is the nearest airport to the Rann of Kutch. From the Bhuj, you can take auto or taxi to reach Rann of Kutch where the grand Rann Utsav is held.

The flight takes about 1h 10 min, and ticket price ranges from ₹3500-7500. The available airlines are IndiGo, GoAir, SpiceJet, Jet Airways, and Air India.

📌 Tour Package Cost:

An exclusive 6 days vegan tour package for minimum 10 members available at the tentative price of ₹50,000/ by our service providers. It is open for everyone.

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