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Kutch Rann Utsav 2023-24 Bookings, Packages, Dates & Things To Do

Kutch Rann Utsav 2023: “Rann of Kutch” is a massive expanse of cracked Earth, inland from the sea, that promises to take your breath away. That is a unique region in Gujarat and one of the world’s largest desserts.

It is a carnival of Dance, Music, nature beauty of white Rann where you can experience tent city and many more things.

Rann Utsav is celebrated in the village called Dhordo which is 85km from Bhuj. This District is famous for there cultural and traditional shopping activities at Rann Utsav like Authentic Handicrafts Items, Bandini Sarees and Traditional Ornaments which always give you a wow experience.

Why Is Rann Utsav Celebrated?

The Rann Festival is at the edge of Gujarat Tourism and was founded in 2006 and inaugurated by the Chief and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The festival began with the motive of flourishing the tourism industry and attracting an audience globally to Gujarat. The festival takes place every year in winter in the white Rann of Kutch.

Rann Utsav 2023 Dates and Time

As we know Rann Utsav’s official dates have been announced, it will be start from 10th November 2023 to 25th February 2024.

Event: Rann Utsav 2023 / 2024

Rann Utsav Starting Date 2023: 10th November 2023

Rann Utsav Ending Date 2023: 25th February 2024

Venue: Tent City, Dhordo, Kutch, District – Bhuj, Gujarat 370510, India

Important Dates

There are some special days on which Rann of Kutch becomes more beautiful with full moon on white salt dessert. During this time, tourists can witness the magic of the White Rann making it a highlight of the festival.

November 2023

  • 10th November to 18th November – Diwali
  • 26th November to 28th November – Full Moon

December 2023

  • 22nd December to 31st December – Christmas and Full Moon
  • 26th December to 28th December – Full moon

January 2024

  • 24th January to 26th January – Full Moon

February 2024

  • 23rd February to 25th February – Full Moon

March 2024

  • 23rd March to 26th March – Holi and Full Moon

April 2024

  • 23rd April to 25th April – Full Moon
Rann Utsav Festival

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Rann Utsav is from November to February and especially on the full moon day. This is really the best time to visit Kutch when the weather is pleasant and perfect for sightseeing.

Sunset View:  Start your trip from accommodation around 5:00 PM and return around 8:00 PM

Sunrise View:  Start your trip from accommodation around 6:00 AM and return around 8:00 AM

Places To Visit Near Rann Kutch

There are different sights in Kutch that must also be visited during the visit near Rann Utsav. Here are some of the top places to visit in Kutch which can be visited from the Rann Utsav.

1. Mandvi

Mandvi is one of the tourist places in Kutch near the Bhuj. The Distance between the Bhuj and Mandvi is 59.6 km. Mandvi Beach is the main attraction of tourists visiting the Kutch. Mandvi also has many great places to visit. You will enjoy the visit to Mandvi.

2. Kaalo Dunger

Kaalo Dunger is also very near to Rann Utsav it is at a distance of 45 km from the Rann Utsav. It is one of the adventurous places to visit. The Kalo Dunger is the highest peak of the Kutch. Kalo Dunger is also one of the places to visit.

3. Mata no Madh

Mata no Madh is an important holy place for the Hindus in Kutch. It is a very holy and spiritual place where the Goddess Ashapura is worshipped. Mata no Madh is located at a distance of 85.9 km from the Rann Utsav.

4. Narayan Sarovar

The lake Lake is located at a distance of 158 km from the Bhuj. Narayan Sarovar is also one of the adventurous places to visit in Kutch. Different species of birds are found here.

5. Aina Mahal Kutch

Aina Mahal is one best Architects of its time. This Palace consists of a lot of mirrors in the palace so it is called the Aina Mahal (Palace of Mirrors). Aina Mahal is an 18th Century Palace located Near Prag Mahal in Lalkpat, Bhuj, Kutch.

The distance of Aina Mahal from the Rann Utsav is about 1.5 km.

Here are some of the different places to visit in Kutch like

  • Vijay Vilas Palace
  • Swami Narayan Mandir in Bhuj
  • Prag Mahal, Kutch Museum
  • Prag Mahal
  • Little Rann of Kutch
  • Ambedham
  • Matiyadev
  • Roha Fort
  • Shri Rudramata Temple
  • Kala Raksha
  • Sun Temple, Kotay
  • Chhatedi
  • Dhinodhara Hill
  • Bhadreshwar
  • Kutch Museum
  • Pingleshwar Mahadev
Camel Ride at Kutch Rann Utsav

Things To Do in Rann of Rann Festival

There are many things and activities to do at the Raan Utsav festival.

  • Stay in a tent city
  • Visit Craft Bazaar
  • Rides and Fun Activities
  • Rann on Purnima
  • Camel Safari

For a complete guide to things to do in Kutch Rann Utsav, you can visit our latest blog.

Rann Utsav Important Tips

  • To visit white rann permit is required and slots are allotted of 1 to 2 hours to visit.
  • The best time to visit white rann is during the early morning and in the evening during sunset.
  • If you have to stay in a tent city or white rann resort then they will provide a bus service to reach white rann.

How to Get a White Rann Visit Permit

To visit the white Rann of Kutch it requires permission to visit. If have booked any hotel or resort ask them for the permit.

If you have not booked any white rann resort or hotel then you get your permit from easy steps.

  • Step 1: visit https://rannpermit.gujarat.gov.in/
  • Step 2: Click on the “Get your permit” button
  • Step 3: Select the date
  • Step 4: Select the number of travellers
  • Step 5: Mention your name and vehicle number
  • Step 6: Upload ID Proof (any one person)
  • Step 7: Check the details and complete the payment process.
  • Step 8: Download the receipt of the permit and show it at the time of checkpoint at the white rann

Rann Utsav Permit Fees

Child (upto 5 years)No entry fee (free entry)
Child (Between 6 to 12 years)Rs.50 (Per Person)
Above 12 yearsRs.100 (Per Person)
Two WheelerRs.25 (Per Vehicle)
Four WheelerRs.50 (Per Vehicle)

How Many Days Are Required for Rann Utsav?

Initially, it was a three-day event but on the demand of everyone, Rann Utsav is celebrated for 100 days which is more than 3 months. you can visit Rann Utsav according to convenience and comfort.

How To Reach Kutch Rann Utsav?

Bhuj is the main city of Kutch so you have to reach Bhuj first and then from there easily you will get transport facilities to Rann Utsav, Kutch because from Bhuj you can easily get State Buses, private cabs, taxis and private buses to Rann Utsav or Tent City.

By Road: As Bhuj is the main city of Kutch, it connects well to all the cities of Gujarat and the main cities of other states. So you can easily reach Bhuj by the Road Transport facilities. And then from Bhuj, you can easily get State Buses, private cabs, taxis and private buses to Rann Utsav or Tent City.

By Rail: By Rail, you can also easily get to Bhuj. Major trains from Gujarat and other states connect to Bhuj, so you can easily reach Bhuj. And then from Bhuj, you can easily get State Buses, private cabs, taxis and private buses to Rann Utsav or Tent City.

By Air: Bhuj Airport connects to many Domestic airports so you can easily reach by air. And then from Bhuj, you can easily get State Buses, private cabs, taxis and private buses to Rann Utsav or Tent City.

Where To Stay in Kutch?

Staying in Rann of Kutch during the Rann Utsav is also one of the great experiences and one should have this experience. Staying at Rann of Kutch as the people of the Kutch live in Tents in the Local style is one of the most different experiences of all. Book your cottages.

For more details regarding Kutch Rann Utsav or have any queries, you are free to contact us. We will come in contact with you as soon as possible.

Kinjal Jesani
Kinjal Jesani is a travel blogger acknowledging you about the India's pilgrimage site. Get ready for a knowing about a mysterious temple to a popular pilgrimage site with her. Thanks!

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