Kutch - Rann Utsav
A plethora a 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 ethically 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, vigour and traditional flavour of the area is hosted and known as Kutch Rann Utsav.
These three or 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 ethical 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 performance organized in the shimmering moonlit landscape provides the most enchanting experience. The colourful fair held near the beach or the banks of a lake swings one with the spirit of festivity, fervour 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!
The festival is visited and enjoyed by more than 8000 tourists from all over the world. This is one time when natives of the region and travellers along with Government administrative officers all together come along to celebrate the mystical magic of Kutch and its diversity.
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 flavour of the region.
Kutch or Rann Utsav, a unique manifestation of varied cultural ethos of the region is known for the ethnic flavour and celebrative zest. This festival provides an exclusive opportunity to witness the creative ingenuity of the artisans and crafts people, assorted array of folk music and performance, 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.