Life in Mumbai is ever-moving, fast and often quite tiresome. Which means, we often crave for an out, a vacation, something out of the ordinary which can brake the monotony and add some colour to our lives. What could be more vibrant than the Rann Utsav.
Set against the white expanse of the Rann of Kutch, the kaleidoscopic colours of Gujarat and its culture come alive at the Rann Utsav. So if you're in Mumbai and looking for a getaway or something fun to be a part of, IRCTC has brought a tour package that will take you to Rann of Kutch from Mumbai and back!
Rann of Kutch
Rann of Kutch is one of those places that looks almost ethereal. Too beautiful and sublime to be real and yet, as real as anything else. The salt makes the desert seem like it is made of flattened clouds and there aren't many places that carry colour as stunningly as the Rann does.
Hence, the Rann Utsav, a celebration of the gorgeous culture of Gujarat, its people and its colours stands as one of the most amazing experiences you can have in life.
The vast desert is not the only thing you can enjoy here, there is craftsmanship of the artisans of Gujarat to look at, the folk dances, music, the fabric/clothing and even an exclusive tour of the handicraft village of Bhujodi.
Apart form the cultural activities and immersing in the culture, you can also enjoy the stunning sunrises and sunsets in the Rann, camel rides, cart rides and several other activities, while staying at the huts and tents in the tent village of the Rann.
The IRCTC Tour
With the IRCTC tour package you would not have to go through the hassle of booking everything separately. The tour package allows you to book your train from Mumbai to Bhuj, a transfer from the station to the venue, your tents, meals and a guided tour with a set itinerary.
The tour takes you from Dadar Railway station at 3 PM every Saturday with an overnight journey to Bhuj at Sunday 7 AM and back from the Rann Utsav every Tuesday. Taking you from the Rann of Kutch to Bhuj, where you'll board a train at 10:25 PM to reach Dadar at 1:45 PM every Sunday.
Rann Utsav is one of the brightest and the most vibrant festivals out there. The festival is a must visit for those who like new experiences and would like to know more or immerse deeply in the culture of Gujarat. The IRCTC tour is designed to be an immersive experience rather than a quick getaway, so make sure to clear your calendar before you set out to book the tickets.
Date: January 11 to February 22, 2020 (Every Saturday-Tuesday)
Price: ₹15,599 onwards