The Rann of Kutch is a popular region in the state of Gujarat, as one of the largest salt deserts across the world. The surreal landscapes and the glittering white sand on a full moon night is a bumper prize for a photographer. Over the last few years, these exceptional features of the salt desert have made it one of the best places for offbeat travel in India.
But what is the best time to visit Rann of Kutch? We would say to plan a holiday during the Rann Utsav 2019-20. Why? Well, for that you got to spare a couple of minutes to go through this blog!
Dates of Rann of Kutch Festival – From 28 October, 2019 to 23 February, 2020
Reasons you should visit Rann of Kutch during Rann Utsav 2019-20
Thankfully, Rann Utsav is celebrated during winters and the weather remains pleasant and favorable for sightseeing and exploring the area. You will get to spend more time outdoors admiring the beauty of the desert.
Best options of accommodation
Though you need to book in advance, but the best options of accommodation close to the desert are open to tourists during Rann Utsav. From the luxurious White Rann Resort providing AC tents and modern amenities to the comfortable non-AC Swiss Cottages, you will have the best time visiting Kutch during Rann Utsav. Just make sure to get the bookings done in advance.
Favorable time for Sightseeing
People opting for Rann Utsav Packages get a chance to have the optional sightseeing tour which includes some of the beautiful places around the white salt desert such as Mandavi Beach, Dhordo, Bhuj, Dholavira, etc. So, if you are interested to cover these nearby tourist attractions, make plans of visiting Rann of Kutch during the annual Rann Utsav. You will have a lot of things to do in Rann of Kutch during the festive season.
Several stalls by local craftsmen to shop intricate artworks
The Rann Utsav is the celebration of the colorful crafts and exquisite artwork famous in the Rann of Kutch. You can check out the many stalls lined up on the desert land and collect some of the amazing artworks to take as souvenirs back home. If you are interested in art, you can talk to the local craftsmen at the stalls to know more about the art and culture of Gujarat
Great time to understand their culture better
The Festival of Rann Utsav is a time of folk music and cultural performances that will give you a clear picture of the culture and traditions of the region. If you are planning a family trip to Rann of Kutch, this is the best time to visit.
The White Salt Desert is at its best on a full moon night
It is a mesmerizing sight you have ever come across! The spectacular moon over the glowing white sands of the desert is just so ethereal. To capture this moment, you need to plan your trip to Rann of Kutch on the full moon dates during the Rann Utsav. The desert looks like a white sea under a gleaming full moon as bright as the sun. It is a sight you must see in person.
Adventure options are open
The Rann of Kutch mostly remains barren and lonely throughout the year with minimum visitors. It’s only during Rann Utsav that it witnesses a sea of visitors from all parts of the world and it is during this time that most adventure options are open for the tourists. You can enjoy parasailing, Para motoring, ATV rides, Segway rides, camel cart rides, etc.
How to Reach for Rann Utsav?
The nearest airport to Rann of Kutch is Ahmedabad International Airport which connects both domestic and international flights from USA, UK and other foreign destinations. In case you are too late for advance booking, you can get last minute flights to Ahmedabad at IndianEagle at affordable prices.
Kutch Railway Station has smooth connectivity with the major Indian cities. On reaching the station, you can get a taxi to reach the venue of Rann Utsav.
Rann of Kutch has good road connectivity from various cities of Gujarat such as Ahmedabad, Jamnagar and Rajkot. You can drive to Rann Utsav as per your suitability.