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Rann Utsav

A plethora of varied hues, profusion of design, superfluity of culture, cornucopia of music and dance, all together in the arid lands of Kutch creates a mosaic of exquisiteness which reflects the identity and spirit of the region. Kutch, one of the most ecologically and ethnically diverse district of the state is a celebratory land of art, crafts, music, dance, people and nature.

  • Kutch
  • November to February
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International Kite Festival

The festival of Uttarayan is a uniquely Gujarati phenomenon, when the skies over most cities of the state fill with kites from before dawn until well after dark. The festival marks the days in the Hindu calendar when winter begins turning to summer, known as Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan

  • Ahmedabad
  • 7th January to 14th January
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Tarnetar fair

Based on the legend of Draupadi's swayamvara, this fair is a celebration of ethnic Gujarat’s folk-dance, music, costumes and the arts, centered around young tribal men and women seeking marriage partners. But even for those not interested in finding a spouse, the romance and excitement in the air are captivating, and every year the fair seems only to grow in popularity, attracting visitors and tourists from Gujarat, elsewhere in India, and even abroad.

  • Thangadh
  • 5th September 2024 to 7th September 2024
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Saputara Monsoon Festival

Monsoon has begun and so have the festivities and fun. Gujarat Tourism, to attract tourists from all over the country, celebrates Saputara Monsoon Festival every monsoon; this year too, the monsoon festival has commenced in Saputara, amidst much enthusiasm and fervour. Saputara, Gujarat’s only hill station, turns into a bride during the festival. Here is all you should know about this monsoon festival.

  • Saputara, Dang
  • 28 July 2024 to 27 August 2024
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Vibrant Navratri Festival

Navratri, meaning 'nine nights', is one of the most popular and widely celebrated Hindu festivals in many parts of India. Gujarat, however, is the only state that erupts into a nine-night dance festival, perhaps the longest in the world. Each night, all over the state, villages and cities alike, people gather in open spaces to celebrate feminine divinity, referred to as Shakti

  • Gujarat
  • 03rd October 2024 to 12th October 2024
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Dang Darbar

Dang Darbar Fair

Dang Darbar honours the tradition of rulers and other heads of villages gathering for durbars during the British rule over India. The tradition continues today in the Dangs, a tribal dominated district, as many of the former Rajas and Naiks are still accorded status unlike the princely families whose title and privy purses were abolished.

  • Dang
  • March
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