The White Desert of Rann reflects an era passed by, as well as the years waiting to embrace the present. Driven by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL), Rann Utsav brings the ‘White Rann Experience’ to the world.

While the White Rann, near the Great Rann of Kutch was written off as lifeless stretch of land, the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL) took the initiative of introducing ‘White Rann Experience’ to the world in 2005. What began as a three-day festival progressively evolved into a 100-day celebration at Dhordo, a village near Rann of Kutch where a whole new tent city has been created, replete with temporary infrastructure built and rebuilt every year.

Rann Utsav is one of the most eagerly-awaited tourism events of India, which celebrates the marvels of nature at the White Desert and the rich cultural and artistic heritage of Kutch. The concept of Rann Utsav was envisioned by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, then the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Since its inception, the Rann Utsav booking has multiplied exponentially, attracting over 5,00,000 visitors from 20+ countries.


Special Dates – 2019
28 Oct – 5 NovDiwali holidays
11 – 12 -13 NovFull Moon
26 NovDark Moon
11 – 12 – 13 DecFull Moon
26 DecDark Moon
25 – 31 DecChristmas Holidays
Special Dates – 2020
1 JanNew Year
10 – 11 – 12 JanFull Moon
14 – 15 JanUttarayan
25 JanDark Moon
26 JanRepublic Day
8 -9 -10 FebFull Moon
23 FebDark Moon