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Rann Utsav

RANN UTSAV
              A plethora of varied hues, profusion of design, superfluity of culture, cornucopia of music and dance, all together in the arid lands of Kutch creates a mosaic of exquisiteness which reflects the identity and spirit of the region. Kutch, one of the most ecologically and ethnically diverse district of the state is a celebratory land of art, crafts, music, dance, people and nature. During the full moon night of the winters amid the awe-inspiring and contrasting landscape each year a three day festive extravaganza brimming with hospitality, vigor and traditional flavor of the area is hosted and known as the Kutch or Rannutsav.  This three to four day carnival organized at the various locales within Kutch takes one around the natural grandiose while introducing the visitor to the indigenous cultural and ethnical flavor of the people. Semi parched Grasslands of the Banni hosts the most magnificent display of vernacular architecture as the exhibition platform for the varied range of arts and crafts of the region. While an array of folk music and dance performances organized in the shimmering moonlit landscape provides the most enchanting experience.
              The colorful fairs held near the beach or the banks of a lake swings one with the spirit of festivity, fervor and flamboyancy while the organized tour around Kutch is an ideal occasion to be part of the region and experience the zeal and uniqueness of the people through a celebration of life! Gujarat never fails to amaze and its amazement lies in a celebration at the largest tent city situated in the heart of the Kutch District-The Rann Of Kutch. This celebration is rightly called the “Rann Utsav”. It is the most amazing tourist destination to travel to, with friends as well as family either on short weekends or on long sojourns. The Spectacular site of a glistening White Rann under the full moon along with various glimpses of Kutchi Culture, Handicrafts and outdoor activities make this desert carnival a perfect holiday destination.
               It’s a Rann utsav, Carnival of Music, Dance, Enhance the nature beauty of White Rann / Dessert when the flash light of Full Moon spread it on the white land starts every year of December
onwards at Kutch, Gujarat & marks this celebration till Holi. Lots of Tourist visit from different parts of the world just to feel the view of shimmering landscape at rann utsav that gives the enchanting moments of this Fest, which feels like as Heaven On Earth during Rann Utsav Festive Time specially on Full Moon night when moon light flash it on the White Dessert / Rann and it creates White Milky Color only at rann utsav, kutch, gujarat, india.
                Rann Utsav held in Jan.-Feb. on the full moon night of Sharad Poornima. This festival showcases the best colourful embroidery, colourful dressed people, rich handicraft traditions diligently created by the Kutchi people. Legend has it that during the night, Lakshmi the goddess of wealth moves about the sky calling out 'Ko Jaagrati'.To those below who haven't succumbed to sleep, she bestows riches. Everyone cherishes the melodies music in the glory of endless white desert sands and enjoy cultural performances and participate in the lifestyle of the pastoral and nomadic Kutch or Rannutsav, a unique manifestation of varied cultural ethos of the region is known for the ethnic flavor and celebrative zest. This festival provides an exclusive opportunity to witness the creative ingenuity of the artisans and craftspeople, assorted array of folk music and performances, mixed representation of culture and communities, along with a vast diversity in ecology. All this and much more describe and define Kutch and the people.               
HISTORY
The tourism authorities of Gujarat organize events in Kutch to showcase the rich culture of this district, one of the largest in India. This Utsav under the tutelage of Vibrant Gujarat has been a unique
opportunity for people around the world to visit Kutch and experience the true flavor of the region.
WHEN
Full moon night in the month of December to February  ending. Event calendar for the next five years
          06 Dec. 2014 to 5 March 2015
WHERE
The celebratory festival begins in the Bhuj city and goes around the district with a grand finale again being held at the preliminary destination.
     Bhuj,
    Mandvi,
    Dholavira,
    Narayan Sarovar,
    Lakhpat

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