Rann Utsav gained popularity post massive publicity by the Gujarat government and Amitabh Bachchan. A cousin of mine recommended me to explore the marshland preferably on a full moon night. September 2018, finally we decided to visit the Rann of Kutch in December. Even though we booked the tents 3 months in advance to our surprise no tents were available at the tent city on the full moon day in December.
We were took package in which we have to stay one night in dessert tent , one night in Bhunga/mud hut at Bhuj. We made advance booking for staying at dessert through Gujarat tourism.
Ever since I heard about the Rann utsav I wanted to go there to see it. The white salt desert seemed like a very unique concept.The Utsav starts around Nov/December and lasts till February and though I was trying to go from the start we finally managed to go there during the end of Feb.So here we were, 4 of us on the wooden upper berth of the general compartment from Ahmedabad. Off we got at Bhuj around 5 in the morning and got into a shared taxi who told us he will take us to Mandvi which is a port city.MANDVI:
FULL MOON DATES AND FESTIVALS DURING RANN UTSAVNovember 2017 - 19 - 20 Third Weeked, 26 - 27 Forth Weeked.December 2017January 2018 - 11 - 12 - 13 Full Moon DatesFebruary 2018 - 10 - 11 - 22 Full Moon Dateshttp://www.kutchutsav.com/kutch-rann-utsav-package.html
Rann Utsav organised by Gujarat Tourism during winters offers a wide range of accommodation options in the tents. Other activities includes cultural night programs, adventure sports near white desert and handicrafts shopping. Winter is the best time to visit Kutch and Rann Utsav attracts thousands of visitors every year.