The eagerly awaited Rann Utsav – The Tent City, is set to commence on November 10, 2023. This year’s Tent City by Evoke Experiences promises an even grander celebration, featuring an ensemble of over 400 luxurious tents and welcoming about 500,000 guests to the tent city throughout the Rann Utsav festivities.
This year’s edition promises an even grander celebration, featuring an ensemble of over 400 luxurious tents and welcoming about 500,000 guests to the tent city throughout the Rann Utsav festivities.
The Honorable Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has actively championed the cultural splendour of Rann Utsav and the scenic beauty of Dhordo village. He has shared captivating photos and videos showcasing the mesmerizing allure of the White Rann on his X account.
Reflecting on his visits to Dhordo in 2009 and 2015, PM Modi expressed immense joy at Dhordo’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty being acknowledged globally. He commended the people of Kutch, especially, for their dedication and efforts in achieving this recognition. PM Modi’s message on X carried a vision for Dhordo’s future, expecting the village to continue shining and attracting visitors from around the world. His words emphasized the vast potential of Indian tourism and the significant contributions of the local community.
Bhavik Sheth, COO of Evoke Experiences, revealed, “The mesmerizing visuals shared by the honourable Prime Minister are part of a larger narrative – a story that intertwines Rann Utsav and the Tent City by Evoke Experiences. These visuals are courtesy of Rann Utsav – The Tent City by Evoke Experiences.”
In a bid to inspire more travellers to explore the wonders of Dhordo, PM Modi extended an invitation for people to share their cherished memories from previous visits to the village.
Nestled within the expansive Great Rann of Kutch, Dhordo village in Gujarat has gained prominence for hosting the annual Rann Utsav. This vibrant cultural festival serves as a platform to showcase the region’s deeply rooted traditional arts, music, and crafts, offering visitors a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of the area.
Adding to the excitement, the Dhordo village in the Kutch region recently earned the prestigious title of “Best Tourism Village” (BTV) by the United Nations Best Tourism Village, making it the sole village from India to achieve this recognition.
Embrace the Enchantment: Rann Utsav – Immersive Culture and Moonlit Beauty
Step into a world where the brilliance of culture and the serenity of nature converge, as the Rann unfurls its magic in the heart of Gujarat. This annual carnival, commencing every November in the breathtaking terrains of Kutch, resonates with music, dance, and a mosaic of cultural festivities, continuing the celebration until the vibrant festival of Holi. The Rann Utsav dates have been announced: 26 October 2023 – 20 February 2024.
A Celestial Spectacle in the White Rann
The sheer beauty of the White Rann takes a celestial turn under the full moon’s glow. The luminous moonlight spills over the shimmering sands, crafting a heavenly spectacle reminiscent of a dreamscape. Visitors from across the globe converge here, drawn by the enchanting allure of this natural canvas.
A Melange of Experiences
Supported by Gujarat Tourism, the festival is a symphony of experiences. From traditional cultural dances and riveting cultural act shows to exhilarating camel safaris and soulful musical moments, the festival is an immersive journey. The festival invites guests to dwell in luxury, with approximately 400 tents in Rann Utsav set up meticulously under the guidance of the Government of Gujarat.
A Cultural Extravaganza
The festivities unfold in Dhordo village near Bhuj. The distance from Bhuj to Rann Utsav – The Tent City, Dhordo is approx. 85 km, which takes about 1 hour 45 minutes. Renowned for its vibrant marketplaces, the district invites visitors to explore authentic handicrafts, exquisite Bandini sarees, traditional ornaments, and more, promising a captivating experience.
Beyond the Festival: Explore Kutch
While the Rann Utsav is the crown jewel, the region is also dotted with historical sites, wildlife sanctuaries (notably home to the Wild Ass), the Great White Rann of Kutch, museums, palaces, and forts, not to forget adventure activities. Each destination beckons with its unique charm.
Visit the festival – a carnival of culture and natural beauty, and take back memories etched against the backdrop of a moonlit paradise so nick-named White Rann.
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