Kutch Rann Utsav 2023 / 2024 Guide – Dates, Tour Packages and Places to Stay at Dhordo

Published By: Jignesh Gohel on September 2, 2023

Dates for Kutch Rann Utsav 2023 / 2024 has been announced by Gujarat tourism and this year, it is going to held from 1st Nov 2023 to 25th February 2024. If you are planning to visit Kutchh this season, plan your trip and book your Rann Utsav Tent City Tour Package now!

White runn of kutch

“Holidays!” the word that instantly reminds you of a beach destination or hill station. For ages, many of us have been traveling to either beach destinations like Goa, Alibagh, Chennai, Kanyakumari, etc., and hill stations like Shimla, Kullu-Manali, Munnar, Jammu-Kashmir, and so on…

  • How about planning the upcoming holidays to the Kutch white desert?
  • How about dumping yourself into the white desert of salt?
  • How about taking a camel ride rather than doing water sports?
  • How about exploring the unique village culture near Dhordo?
  • How about learning the unique handicrafts from the villagers of Kutch?
  • How about staying in premium tents surrounded by white desert?
  • How about going on a long drive on road to heaven rann (Dhavda to Dholavira route)?

And all these with your family, friends or loved one!

Doesn’t the idea sound different?

Yes! Let us help you to plan your upcoming holidays to the Rann of Kutch. Here is the brief about Kutch Rann Utsav 2023 / 2024 important dates, tent city tour packages and different locations you can explore during your visit.

Rann Utsav 2023 / 2024 Dates, Location and Tour Packages

Image Source: Rann utsav

The Rann Utsav of Kutchh is held in the winter season and lasts for around 4 months from Nov to Fed. This is the season when the salt water is converted into the white salt desert and can give the best view to tourists. Here are some important dates for this festival and venue.

  • Event: Rann Utsav 2023 / 2024
  • Venue: Tent City, Dhordo, Kutch, District – Bhuj, Gujarat 370510, India
  • Start Date: 1st November 2023
  • End Date: 25th February 2024

Before you book your Kutchh rann utsav tickets, let me take you through the Kutch and the beautiful white rann of Kutch located in Gujarat.

Introduction to Kutch and The Beautiful White Desert

Rann utsav

With an area of around 45,652kms2, Kutch holds the position of being the largest district in India with a population of approx. 2,092,371. A huge part of Kutch is widely known as Rann of Kutch and the best place to visit in Gujarat. The district is popular for banni grasslands and the seasonal, swampy wetlands. It is enclosed by the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Kutch. The place is best addressed as “Cradle for Craftsmanship”; for the handiwork and the famous “bandhini” i.e. tie & dye along with the different styles of embroidery.

Rann of Kutch is one of the largest salt deserts of the world; the Great Rann of Kutch is a white land covering an area of around 7,505 kms2. The name “Rann” is derived from the Hindi word which means “desert”. To promote the village culture and the surrounding beauty of this white rann, the Gujarat government has been organizing Rann Utsav for long attracting thousands of tourists every season.

Dhordo Rann Utsav 2023 / 2024 – The Festival When Your Camera Don’t Stop Clicking

Rann of Kutch

Unlike the Kite Festival and Navratras; Kutch Rann Utsav is a famous festival of Gujarat. It is a colorful festival to celebrate life with beautiful and blooming nature, soothing dance, and beguiling music. A walk in the desert on a full-moon night makes it a remarkable experience. In addition to its beauty, it is a diamond of calmness to be valued. If you are on your trip to Gujarat, you must revise your itinerary if the white desert visit is not on your list.

The celebrations of dance, music, and fun with the exhibition of Gujarati culture and traditions last for around 107 days to captivate the fiesta for another year. The rich cultural heritage of Rann Utsav is the beautiful fête of ‘White Rann’.  It is a destination for holiday with family and friends to enjoy and create splendid memories.

White Rann Of Kutch

Rann Utsav was initially organized for just 3 days in the year 2005 and shockingly received a great response. Progressively, it went on for a span of two months owing to the phenomenal response from the visitors. This year’s dates Rann Utsav is taking place from 26th Oct 2022 to 20th February 2023.

Activities to do at Kutch Rann Utsav 2023 / 2024

From cycling, ATV Ride, Camel Cart Pleasure trip, Para-motoring, to Meditation and Yoga you get everything to enjoy the Gujarati Culture at its best. For die-heart shoppers, the Gujarati clothes, accessories, show-pieces, and utilities will be a treat to shoppers. There is abundant stuff to discover in this white desert festival of Kutch for making a night stay.

  • Golf Cart
  • Camel Cart Ride
  • Shopping Activity Area – Bandhini Sarees , Handraft Items & many more traditional items.
  • Kids Zone Area
  • Food Court
  • Gaming Zone
  • Spa Centre on chargeable basis
  • Yoga & Meditation Centre
  • Adventurous Activity on Chargeable basis – Parasailing , Dirt Biking ,
  • Cultural Dance Performance
  • Live Music Concerts
  • Special Cultural Dance Shows – Garba , Dandiya Raas
  • Conference hall for Business purpose
  • Rides on chargeable basis
  • Sightseeing Visit – Kaladungar / Black Hill , White Rann / Dessert , Hodka Village

Rann Utsav Packages

Rann Utsav Packages

Gujarat Tourism organizes this rann Utsav with full authority and management & offers various packages to enjoy the Rann Utsav to the core of it.  These packages vary from 1 Night / 2 Days to 3 Nights / 4 Days, covering stay in the exquisite tents and exploring the nearby areas of Kutch & white desert. Though, it should be noted that the tent booking charges are different from November to January & December to February. Hence planning according to your budget to available holidays would be your choice.

Rann Utsav 2023 / 2024 Packages

Tariff for Nov 2023 & Feb 2024 (Excluding Full Moon & Diwali)
Rates (INR) per Person
On Twin Sharing Basis
1 Night / 2 Days2 Nights / 3 Days3 Nights / 4 Days4 Nights / 5 Days
Per PersonExtra Person (with mattress)Per PersonExtra Person (with mattress)Per PersonExtra Person (with mattress)Per PersonExtra Person (with mattress)
Super Premium Tents96005000180001000025500150003100020000
Premium Tent87005000160001000023000150002900020000
Deluxe AC Swiss Cottages71005000130001000019000150002400020000
Non-AC Swiss Cottages5500400010000800014500120001800016000

There are 3 different packages are available:

  • 1 Night 2 Days package starts from INR 5500/- per person
  • 2 Night 3 Days package starts from INR 10000/- per person
  • 3 Night 4 Days package starts from INR 14500/- per person

Besides, there are various packages available for group tours. Based upon the number of travelers, days, choice, and budget you can plan to visit areas and destinations in and around Kutch.

How to Plan Your Stay in Rann Utsav?

Unlike every big festival, Rann Utsav is also planned to offer people the best of holidays where from stay to food and fun to calmness each moment is worth it. Despite the number of tents available and packages offered, sometimes you may not get any place to stay in Rann Utsav. It is when you can stay in nearby places and come to Rann Utsav for its celebrations.

Through this piece of writing, you are being suggested to visit Dhordo. A village in Bhuj Taluka of Kutch District and is a tourist spot that is known among tourists for its natural desert beauty. Dhordo is popular as the host of Rann Utsav annually and becomes crowded. Tourists hire vehicles and drive right up to the very edge of this white desert to stay over for a night. The area is captivating and will hypnotize visitors. Those who visited here could best describe the charm of this place.

Alternate accommodation options

If you find staying in Dhordo tent city costly, here are few alternate accommodation options you can use during your visit to Kutch Rann Utsav 2023 / 2024:

Stay in Bhuj

Rann Of Kutch lake

Bhuj is a perfect trigger for holidays to the nearby villages and to the Great Rann of Kutch. Textile tourism; here fascinates people from around the world. It takes 1 hour and 25 minutes to travel from Bhuj to Dhordo. Great Rann of Kutch lays approx. 70 km from Dhordo. If you are unable to find a stay in the Utsav fraternity, then staying in Bhuj would be a great idea. You can also make a visit to the Aina Mahal and Prag Mahal here. Taking some time out for shopping of Kutchchhi handicrafts would be a great idea indeed.

Stay at Kalo Dungar (Dattatrey Temple)

It is situated at an altitude of 1516 ft. above sea-level in the Kutch district. You can reach Kalo Dungar by hiring a vehicle from Bhuj which is 75 km. away. One day trip from Bhuj to Kalo Dungar would be enough to discover the black hills around. There is one Dharamshala to stay overnight and offers basic food like rice, chapati, dal, and vegetable.

For two reasons you should stay either in Bhuj or Kalo Dungar:

  1. When you did not get a confirmed booking in Rann Utsav Tents.
  2. When you wish to save on accommodation charges and spend it exploring two more destinations.

What can upset you in Rann Utsav?

Despite many measures to keep the place neat and clean, the travelers make the place look untidy by dumping the garbage here and there. This disturbs the overall beauty of the place.

To Wrap Up

Don’t miss a chance to visit Rann Utsav whenever you get it. The beauty, calmness, and excitement would make you feel like heaven. The pictures clicked here would work as an example of the colors of life. The local people are helpful and will treat you like God.

Is it advisable to book Rann Utsav Package in Advance?

As we are living in an uncertain time and we strongly recommend booking package if they are offering refund on cancellation.

Which is the official website of Kutchh Rann Utsav?

Upon searching, we found multiple websites claiming official website for Kutchh rann utsav 2023 / 2024. You can visit Gujarat Tourism official website to learn more about rann utsav

Where can I book Kutchh Rann Utsav Packages?

I we said earlier, there are multiple websites offering packages for Rann Utsav, we recommend visiting Gujarat Tourism official website to find the vendor recommended by them

Which is the best time to visit Rann at Dhordo (Best time to book Rann Utsav Package)

Full moon night is considered as the best time to visit white rann at Dhordo. You can have a wonderful view of white salt desert at that time. Please keep in mind that, the package price will be very high during this time.

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4 thoughts on “Kutch Rann Utsav 2023 / 2024 Guide – Dates, Tour Packages and Places to Stay at Dhordo

  1. Mahendra

    September 6, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    Kutch is biggest distict of India. It spread to 20thousand kilometers. As such local tour operator is best choice. Lot of adventure sites like Indo-Pak border at Vigakot, Charidhandha, Kandtrodhrow, Mangroves islands. As such local tour opertaror will help much better way.

  2. Atul Mehta

    October 5, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Thanks for rann utsav festival guide.

    1. TheIndia

      December 2, 2021 at 1:13 pm

      Thank you Atulbhai for the feedback. Hope you had a great experience at Kutchh Rann Utsav this year

  3. Geeta D.Ramji

    January 22, 2018 at 2:36 am

    Hi! Pls advice on a wedding planned on the Rann of kutch? For 2018- 2019 as regards on the cost, no of people offered, weather , best time of the year?


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