Rann Utsav – A White Desert Festival

Nov 1, 2016 to Feb 20, 2017 – Gujarat

Amidst the striking white plains of salt, Rann Utsav marks the celebration of Kutch’s wild territory and diverse culture. The flamboyant colours of the exquisite Kutchi embroidery to the cultural program by local artisans to the scrumptious Kutchi Thali (food), the festival offers myriad encounters that will leave you in awe.

Organized by White Rann Camping and hospitality, this festival is celebrated from November to February and encompasses various activities other than hiking through the white desert. The temperature during the festival varies from a minimum 10 degrees to 30 degrees.

On full moon nights the festival illuminates an infinite aura of vibrancy during Rann Utsav. A visit to this festival will leave traces of Kutch in your heart for a lifetime.
As Sir Amitabh Bachchan say – Come. Breathe in a bit of Gujarat.


How to Reach

Tent City, Dhordo, Kutch, Gujarat, India – 370510.

By Flight

The nearest airport is in Bhuj. From there Rann of Kutch is about 85 kms. Bhuj airport is very well connected with Mumbai and Delhi flights. If you book the package of Rann Utsav the arrangement from Pick-up at Bhuj to Drop at Bhuj, accommodation at Rann Utsav, food, sightseeing of Kutch, everything is arranged by them.

By Train/Bus

You can check out IRCTC for trains and Red Bus for busses to bhuj. Bus to directly Bhuj maybe hard to find. Instead search for Bus to Ahmedabad or Surat from where you find many interstate buses to reach Bhuj or Rann Utsav.

By Road

Ahmedabad to Rann Utsav is 400 kms/8 hrs.
Surat to Rann Utsav is 680 kms/10 hrs and from Rajkot to Rann Utsav it is 350 kms/6hrs.

Kala Dungar

Kala Dungar or The Black Hill is the place in Kutch from where a spectacular panoramic view of Great Rann of Kutch can be seen.

It is 95 kms from Bhuj and 70 kms from White Desert or Great Rann of Kutch. The nearest town to Kala Dungar is Khavda. Buses generally go no further than that. But you will find other options like cabs from Bhuj or Rann Utsav.

Mandvi Beach

If you are planning a trip to Rann Utsav, make sure you include this beach in your itinerary. It is just a mile away from Arabian Sea. Mandvi the port city was once very famous for it’s rich trades.

Watching the glistening waves of Mandvi Beach romancing the white sand is so peaceful that you will be deeply solaced.

Aina Mahal

Aina Mahal was one of the places that was damaged during the 2001 Gujarat Earthquake.The exquisite Aina Mahal still stands with glory and great charm.

Built during the 18th century, the palace was ruled by the then Maharao (King) Lakhpatji who had passion for music, art, architecture and literature and once you are there you could feel that passion in there even after all these years.

Swaminarayan Temple

Also known as Bhuj Mandir, this is one of the best Swaminarayan temples in Gujarat. Situated near the clocktower of Bhuj this amazing grandeur of architecture is breathtaking. It is also known by the name ‘Bhuj Mandir’.

A night visit to this temple offers an enigmatic appeal as the decoration of the temple by lights is outstanding. Like other Swaminarayan temples, this one is also neat and clean with green surroundings.


Dholavira was once the lake city of the great Indus civilization. Now an archeological site, it exudes a very clever water storing and collecting technique.

The artifacts that were found here includes beads, gold ornaments, seals, fish hooks, imported vessels which shows that it was once a major trade center in Gujarat.

Dholavira is located in the Khadir Bet region of the Kutch District.

A Virtual Tour To The Land of White Desert

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Activities to Do

Para Motoring

Para Motoring

Take to the skies, to re experience the Tent City like never before.

Star Gazing

Star Gazing

Explore the attractive star studded sky from the equally attractive Tent City.



Revive the grandmaster in you! Put your best strategy to work at the leisure club at Rann Utsav.



Mount these mean machines and you’re bound to get a desert race’s adrenaline rush.



A three wheeled scooter-like street machine that combines fitness with an enjoyable ride.

Club House

Club House

Revel in the games you’ve enjoyed for so long at Rann Utsav’s club house. Even indoor games can be very very exciting.



Gear Up! It’s war time! Go one-to-one on the battle field with audacity.

Kids Entertainment Zone

Kids Entertainment Zone

A dedicated kids entertainment area will make them feel welcomed & totally at home.



Enjoy a game of pool with friends and family at Rann Utsav. Scoring a pocket won’t give you as much pleasure as it will here.


Premium Tents

Plush interiors, exquisite fabrics, wooden flooring and equipped with an AC & heater, the Premium Tents are designed to pamper your senses after a long day of revelry. Spread across an area of nearly 44 sq. mt., this tent includes a spacious porch, a comfortable double bed, an attached bathroom and a cozy sitting area with a centre table and two chairs to relive the most memorable moments of your stay.

Non-AC Swiss Cottages

Cozy and delightfully decorated the non-AC Swiss Cottage is approx. 36 sq. mt. in area. Feel at home with a charming front porch, two single beds, an attached bathroom, a centre table with two chairs and a fan to help you stay cool. Colorful carpets adorn the mati-lipan style flooring in this accommodation. Meals are served in the exquisite substantial common dining area where you get the chance to meet fellow travellers.

Deluxe AC Swiss Cottages

Graceful décor, luxurious amenities and spacious rooms sum up the Deluxe AC Swiss Cottage. Spanning across 36 sq. mt. in area, it welcomes you with a front porch and lets you unwind with its well-furnished interiors that include two single beds, a centre table with two chairs,an attached bathroom, and an elegant wooden flooring. The Deluxe AC Swiss Cottage is a snug retreat to rejuvenate your senses.

The Darbari Suite

The Darbari Suite offers a whole range of imperial indulgence. Its elegant interiors, furnishings and luxurious amenities, will make your stay an absolute royal affair. Spread across 1,600 sq. ft. the suite is equipped with an AC, heater, flat screen TV, mini-bar and includes a sit out area for a camp fire, a living room furnished with a sofa set, two posh master bedrooms, a spacious dressing room, an attached bathroom, and a private dining area. Darbari Tents are available on request.

Book Your Tents


  • One tent can accommodate maximum 3 person. In one transaction only 1 tent can be booked. For more tents/bookings follow the process again.
  • “Not all dates are available, kindly call before booking.”

Contact Us

For Bulk Booking (more than 20 person) or further inquiry, contact us at sudhakar@allevents.in or call us on +91-9687001057

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