The Great Rann of Kutch: A Land of Many Hues
The first thing that strikes you on your travel to Rann of Kutch is the miles of intransigent nothingness. Then, you are left dumbstruck with the sheer beauty of these arid, lonely lands. But Rann of Kutch is so much more than just a geographic phenomenon. Named after the humble tortoise, ask any Kachchi about his native land and he will tell you with much vigor and emotion that it truly is blessed by god.
Kutch has borne many natural calamities with a resilience that can only come from a deep spiritual place. Massive earthquakes and heart wrenching poverty put Kutch years back in development resulting in a sort of isolation from the rest of the country. Unmoved and irrepressible, it bounced back to its refreshingly rural warmth and gave us the fascinating Rann Utsav ; a festival that celebrates the uniqueness of Kutch tourism.
Rann Utsav is an extremely well-managed and grand effort made by the Gujarat tourism department to promote and celebrate the glorious Kutch region. It highlights Gujarats exotic best and gives you a taste of authentic Gujarati hospitality. Ideal for a family getaway or even a solo sojourn, Rann Utsav is probably Indias most colorful winter carnival.