Visualized by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi in 2006, Gujarat Tourism organizes Rann Utsav in Kutch district annually in the month of 1st of December till 5th of March, 2015. The Rann Utsav (http://www.rannutsav.org/) experiences a global audience every year to view the beautiful white desert/ Rann in the moonlight. There are many activities for the tourists to enjoy their stay in the White Rann. The full moon night is the right time to view the rann turn into milky white sand. Shri Narendra Modi has attended this festival several times since its inception.
There are over 350 tents in the grand tent city called ‘Dhordo.’ The place is about 85kms from Bhuj, Gujarat. The Festival Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd provides the arrangements of Transportation, Accommodation, Food and Guide for sightseeing. Besides the beautiful white desert, there are other activities to indulge in like shopping for bandhni saris, handicraft items and traditional items. Other activities include camel cart rides, safari rides, food court, gaming zone, spa center, adventures activities like parasailing and dirt biking, live music concerts, cultural dance performances, Special cultural dance shows like garba and dandiya, Yoga and Meditation center.
There are even special arrangements for celebrating events like the Kite festival on 14th of January, Special arrangements for Republic Day on 26th of January and Gala Dinner on the White Rann for Valentine’s Day on 14th February.