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Experiencing Rann Utsav’s Allure

Step into the surreal world of Rann Utsav, where the ethereal Great Rann of Kutch becomes a canvas for a cultural extravaganza. From moonlit desert landscapes to folk performances and luxury tent stays, this blog unveils a mesmerizing celebration that seamlessly blends nature's grandeur with Gujarat's vibrant heritage. Click to journey through a transformative experience, where every moment promises a tapestry of memories waiting to be woven.

Dhordo Village: India’s Hidden Gem wins UNWTO’s Best Tourism Village Award 2023

Hey there, travel enthusiasts! If you're in the mood for an exciting journey through the heart of India, look no further than the enchanting village of Dhordo in Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch. Why, you ask? Well, here’s the scoop – Dhordo has just bagged the prestigious UNWTO Best Tourism Village Award for 2023, and we're about to tell you why it's a big deal!

Kutch: Colourful Culture and Thrilling Adventure – Part 2

Kutch is known for its colorful culture, vibrant life and thrilling adventures. Explore this district to enjoy a potpourri of culture.

Kutch: A Potpourri of Colourful Culture, Thrilling Adventure

Kutch is known for its colorful culture, vibrant life and thrilling adventures. Explore this district to enjoy a potpourri of culture.

Welcome 2022 at White Rann

So what are you planning for New Year? A family outing? Let this New Year be a little different with a trip to an offbeat destination like White Rann.

Announcing Rann Utsav 2021-22!

Announcing Rann Utsav 2021-22 : White Rann – eccentric desert carnival of Kutch starting date from 1st November, 2021 to 28th February, 2022.

Indian Cricketer Yusuf Pathan enjoyed hospitality of White Rann Resort

White Rann Resort was a proud host for Indian Cricketer Yusuf Pathan during December 28-29, 2020. “The stay and hospitality of the Resort were worth-remembering. My family members enjoyed our stay with White Rann Resort”, said Pathan.

White Rann Resort Recognized with ‘Best Eco Resort in Gujarat’ Award by Gujarat Tourism

White Rann Resort, operated and managed by Praveg Communications India Limited for RannUtsav Festival, has been conferred ‘Best Eco Resort in Gujarat’ award in the first edition of Gujarat Travel and Tourism Excellence Awards 2020 organized on 25th September, 2020.

bhujodi-the-village-of-art

Bhujodi is known for its award winning weavers. Called Vankars, the weaver families produce colourful shawls, traditional blankets like the Dhabda, dhablas and floor coverings like woolen durries. The shawls and other products are distinguished by their intricate woven patterns, tight weaving and embellishments with tie-dye or embroidery. Many of the weavers of this village have won prestigious national awards […]

THE WILD ASS SANCTUARY

The Wild Ass Sanctuary covers much of the Little Rann of Kutch and its environs. The vast salt-encrusted desert plains are interspersed with islands with vegetation that support much wildlife like the Asiatic Wild Ass. This sanctuary was created to protect the Asiatic Wild Ass, which once ranged throughout the steppes and desert steppes of […]

The Picture-Perfect Rann of Kutch

The picturesque Rann of Kutch has been the backdrop of many regional and Bollywood films. Locations like the Little Rann of Kutch and the Great Rann of Kutch have been the location of many films. Kareena Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan’s debut film ‘Refugee’, Nikhil Advani’s thriller ‘D-Day’, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’, Kareena […]

Rann Utsav is calling you

Kutch is all set to host the Rann Utsav festival from 1st November, 2018 to 28th February, 2019. The flamboyance of cultural colors will take over the otherwise quiet village of Dhordo. The intricacy of art & crafts, the tunes of folk songs, the rhythm of cultural dances, the touch of traditions, the generosity of Kutchi people […]

Excursions – Keep Exploring: Kalo Dungar

The Kala Dungar is covered with grassland, scrubland, rocks and ponds that support faunal populations. The hill is the treat for the bird-lovers as many typical birds of the scrubby and barren habitats are found here. The Datatray Temple on Kala Dungar is the site for a unique daily event – when the priests of […]

The Rare Rogan Art of Nirona near Kutch Rann Utsav

Rogan is the art of decorating fabrics with colours that use a castor oil base. The process begins with boiling the castor oil till it thickens to the required extent and then adding the colours that the oil will take. The paint, created by this mix, is applied to the palms of the artisan’s hand […]

Trelfiestan of Gujarat

It is nearly impossible to travel without seeing people posing for camera in a scenic background, requesting other people to take their perfect picture, working on that one special shot and ideal scene. It has now become a tradition to pose for travel selfies (trelfies) whenever you visit any destination. So if you’re also the […]

Tented Accommodation & Bhunga- Comfort with Culture

Tented accommodation and Bhunga- the traditional cylindrical structure that epitomizes Kutchi life are designed to enhance your experience of enjoying the picturesque Kutch and Rann Utsav, the grand desert festival. Living in tents and Bhunga during Rann Utsav offers an opportunity to stay in uniquely traditional style, and gives spectacular glimpses of Kutchi culture, handicrafts […]

Leisure & Recreation – The Fun Moments at Rann Utsav

Rann Utsav offers a gamut of leisure activities for tourists to savour unhurried moments. Rannutsav hosts activities such as Horse Rides, Camel Safaris, Bird Watching, Pool Table, Table Tennis, ATV Riding, Paramotoring, Archery, Giant Chess, Net Cricket, Bicycle – all this and a lot more in an environment of festive opulence and sumptuousness. Tourists also […]

Kutchi Cuisine – Tasty Treats

Kutch presents a simple yet delicious cuisine that is appetizing. The staple food of the region is Khichdi (a sumptuous mix of rice cooked with pulses), Kadhi( a lightly-flavoured, yellow curry made with yogurt), Rotla (a nutritious Indian bread made from black millet flour) and green chilli pickle, accompanied by buttermilk. Local fast food of […]

The Most Popular Kutchi Embroidery (iii)

Pottery Pottery is the oldest craft known to man. The potters source mud from the surroundings and create various types of earthernware. A thin wash of geru (an earthy read colour) is applied and then the pottery is decorated with geometric or figurative patterns. Gundayali, Khadva, Bhuj and Lodiya are the places renowned for their […]

The World Famous Kutchi Embroidery (ii)

Jat Among the three Jat embroidery types that belong to three sub-groups of Jat Community, Garasia Jat Embroidery is very famous and scrupulous. This type of embroidery covers the entire fabric with the tough enough stitches. The fabric is first outlined in white stitches and completed with an arrangement of tiny mirror work and […]

The World Famous Kutchi Embroidery (i)

Kutch fosters seventeen explicit styles of embroidery, mastered among nine communities. Ahir, Soof, Kharek, Pakko, Jat, Dheberia Rabari, Marwada embroidery and Mutwa are some of the names of embroidery of the region. Ahir: The artistic Ahir embroidery incorporates flowers, parrots, peacocks, milkmaids and mirror work. Outlined with the chain stitch, the designs are then filled […]

Vibrancy of Colours and Enthusiasm

Kutch portrays cultural and traditional vibrancy through its conventional arts and crafts. The spirit of Kutch, its vibrant culture and evocative traditions all make the region, an alluring destination for foreign and domestic tourists, alike. Folk Music Kutchi folk music has existed since ancient period. Musical instruments like Sharnai, Tabla, Murli, Manjira, Nagara, Ghaghar, Duff, […]

Rann Utsav – Celebrations & Beyond

Rann Utsav is a celebration of life, festivities and culture of Kutch. Since 2006, Gujarat Tourism is organizing Rann Utsav, the majestic desert carnival, every year. The festival has gained immense popularity among domestic and foreign tourists alike and growing in scale and scope year by year. Rann Utsav promises the unique experience of visiting […]

White Rann – Magicland of Nature

The Rann of Kutch is famous for its white salty desert, the largest salt desert of its kind in the world. Unlike the traditional desert, the Rann of Kutch is a geographically unique landscape that is formed due to natural deposit of salt in this area, making it arid. The desert was once an arm […]

Kutch- The Land of Timeless Treasures

Kutch is a district of Gujarat state in western India. It spans a little over 45,000 sq km and is geographically one of India’s largest and most distinctive districts. Kutch is known for its remarkable mud architecture, a wide array of craft traditions and exquisite apparel designs. Whereas each community in the region has distinct […]