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.
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
Moreover, given the facts that Rann Utsav didn't facilitate single occupancy booking; the White Desert around Dhordo was perhaps the most crowded and dirtiest as compared to other White Desert locations I'd visited; and the visit to White desert, from the tent city, is in buses instead of camel carts as otherwise advertised - it would not be wrong to say that the Rann Utsav, is a total rip off.