Rann Utsav – A festival full of joy, lights and music is celebrated on the white desert of Kutch, Gujarat. And it has been just a few days since the festival was kick started in Gujarat.
This is a two month-long celebration where people around the globe gather to experience the tradition, generosity and hospitality of Kutch people. It’s all about living in tents, enjoying the entertaining activities, witnessing the diverse culture and food of Kutch. Activities like horse rides, camel safaris, bird watching, dance, atv riding, paramotoring and archery are hosted during Rann Utsav.
Nearby places to visit include the famous Sri Swaminarayan Temple – This temple is made up of marble and is one of the most expensive temples build in the state of Gujarat recently. Also Aina Mahal – is an 18th century place in Bhuj, Gujarat. The walls of the place are of white marble covered with mirrors separated by guilded ornaments with shades of Venetian glass.
The most interesting part of Kutch is Bhujodi, which is a handicraft village and has a craft park called Hiralaxmi Craft Park. It was made with a vision to preserve, restore and promote arts of Kutch and making them accessible to masses. It is a handicraft village where artisans can be seen working. There is also the Indo-Pak Border, where you can get the feel of how our BSF Jawans guard the border. You can visit the Mandvi Beach, it’s famous among travellers for peace and solitude. Mandvi has beautiful white sand, serene locales and enchanting sunset views.
With the winter chill setting in, I sure want to head over to Gujarat and experience the magic of the Rann. How about a mid December trip then? Cant wait to head there soon!