The annual Rann Utsav is currently underway and is your best way to come up close with Gujarat even if it is under the shadow of COVID-19.
The Rann of Kutch is the world’s largest salt desert and the winters is when you can stay at the Rann to experience its vivid sights and sounds. After all this is where wildlife, spirituality, art and culture, local traditions and more come together to ensure you make the most of your Gujarat sojourn while you experience the “wild west” of India.
And to soak in the myriad shades of the Rann, check out the Tent City-Kutch, a premier resort at Dhordo, just a few kilometers from the White Rann. You can experience the grandeur of sunrise/sunset in the salt desert and being near Kalo Dungar you can also visit other nearby historical monuments and places off the usual tourist trail. “The Tent City Kutch is spread over an area of 5 lakh sq mt and has 350 tents. Both air conditioned and non-air conditioned and offers guests several affordable packages to choose from. Guests also get to attend folk dance and music programmes, watch artisans at work, and buy unique handicrafts directly from them,” says Bhavik Sheth, Finance and Operation Manager, Lallooji & Sons, who runs the Tent City.
Read the full story that first appeared in The New Indian Express dated Jan 3, 2021 here: