Rann Utsav

Rann Utsav

  • Dhordo
  • 10th November 2023 to 25th February 2024

At a glance

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. During the full moon night of the winters amid the awe-inspiring and contrasting landscape each year a three day festive extravaganza brimming with hospitality, vigor and traditional flavor of the area is hosted and known as the Kutch or Rannutsav. This three to four day carnival organized at the various locales within Kutch takes one around the natural grandiose while introducing the visitor to the indigenous cultural and ethnical flavor of the people. Semi parched Grasslands of the Banni hosts the most magnificent display of vernacular architecture as the exhibition platform for the varied range of arts and crafts of the region. While an array of folk music and dance performances organized in the shimmering moonlit landscape provides the most enchanting experience. The colorful fairs held near the beach or the banks of a lake swings one with the spirit of festivity, fervor and flamboyancy while the organized tour around Kutch is an ideal occasion to be part of the region and experience the zeal and uniqueness of the people through a celebration of life! The Online Booking site is: http://whiterannresort.com/ & https://www.rannutsav.net/


10th November 2023 to 25th February 2024


The celebratory festival begins in the Bhuj city and goes around the district with a grand finale again being held at the preliminary destination. For tent booking please visit https://www.rannutsav.net/ or https://whiterannresort.com/

For Online Entry Permit of White Rann at Dhordo please visit https://rannpermit.gujarat.gov.in/

Interesting facts

Kutch or Rannutsav, a unique manifestation of the varied cultural ethos of the region is known for its ethnic flavor and celebrative zest. This festival provides an exclusive opportunity to witness the creative ingenuity of the artisans and craftspeople, the assorted array of folk music and performances, the mixed representation of culture and communities, along a vast diversity in ecology. All this and much more describe and define Kutch and the people.

Dhordo, a part of the Indian state of Gujarat, has been recognized as one of the  54 Best Tourism Villages in the 2023 edition by the United Nations World Tourism  Organization (UNWTO). Located in Kutch, Dhordo village is renowned for its rich culture and banni hospitality. Besides the renowned Rann Utsav, it attracts visitors for its intricate mud craft and Mutwa embroidery.

This distinction celebrates villages that nurture rural regions while preserving landscapes, cultural diversity, local values, and culinary traditions. as well as Dhordo hosted the first tourism working group meeting of the G20 held under India's presidency.4


The tourism authorities of Gujarat organize events in Kutch to showcase the rich culture of this district, one of the largest in India. This Utsav under the tutelage of Vibrant Gujarat has been a unique opportunity for people around the world to visit Kutch and experience the true flavor of the region.

Nearby destinations

Bhuj, Mandvi, Dholavira, Narayan Sarovar, Lakhpat

Who Comes

The festival is visited and enjoyed by more than 8000 tourists from all over the world. This is one time when natives of the region and travelers along with Government administrative officers all together come along to celebrate the mystical magic of Kutch and its diversity.

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