Rann of Kutch

Travel story: Experience the Rann Utsav

A festival which redefines Luxury, which fills our hearts with warm colors, unique Art and blissful music. Rann Utsav is a festival celebrated every year during November to February in the Kutch District – Gujarat. It’s a magnificent experience to see the seasonal shimmering salt marshes in the Mighty Thar desert………. As they say “Kutch nahi dekha toh kuch nahi dekha” (if you have not seen Kutch, you have not seen anything) explains the beauty of this place.

How to Get there:
Kutch is 1.5 hours from Bhuj. Bhuj has good connectivity from all the major cities in Gujarat like Ahemdabad, Surat, Rajkot or Baroda.
Means of Transport: 1. Many Buses operate in this route and can be booked online. (I booked it through Patel travels) 2. Car Rentals (Zoom car or similar)
Where to Stay:

There are plenty of Hotel options in Bhuj, who Organize for Day tours to the Rann of Kutch.
I stayed in the Tent city-Rann Utsav in Dhordo village. Amazing Hospitality-Cultural nights organised every night-Vegetarian local food-live music shows-local hand-looms to shop, I couldn’t have asked for anything better. They also offer  pick up and drop services to Bhuj.

The tent city
Colourful hand-loom bazaar
Posing with Chamak (The Camel)
Camel carts to reach the salt desert
White salt desert ❤️

Ludiya – A Hand-loom village

Ludiya also known as Gandhi nu gam is a handloom village in kutch district, standing still after the 2001 earth quake devastation, the village offers rich culture and amazing hand-looms which are worth a buy. The locals are very welcoming, their colourful mud houses are a visual treat to the tourists.

With a local Artist

Kala Dungar

Kala Dungar/Black hill being is the highest point in Kutch gives an amazing panoramic view of the white desert. The indo-pak border is very near by and no tourists are allowed beyond this point. I’ve experienced one the most beautiful sun sets here

Reflection of sun in the salt desert during sun set
Panoramic view of Rann of Kutch in the background

Don’t miss star gazing while you are here!!!

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