Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Gujarat’s Kutch Rann Utsav 2013-14 Dates Announced

Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL) announced that the Kutch Rann Utsav will be celebrated from December 15, 2013 to February 15, 2014. The festival provides an exclusive opportunity to witness the creative initiative of the artisans and craftspeople of Gujarat. Nearly 32 cultural troupes from various districts of Gujarat participate in the Dance and Musical Carnival.
Four hundred air-conditioned tents with modern facilities will accommodate the visitors at Rann of Kutch and there will be facilities for hot-air ballooning, adventure sports and fairs, said an official of Gujarat Tourism, as per a report in Telegraph India.

Started in 2005 as a three-day event, the Rann Utsav has grown into a two-month festival. Last year, it had attracted 10,000 visitors. A two-night-three-day package will cost Rs 15,000, including pick-up from Bhuj, lodging and dining. A three-night package will come for Rs 22,000.

“The highlight of the place is the full moon shining on the white sand as well the sunrise,” said Kingshuk Biswas, Marketing Manager, TCGL.

Kamlesh Patel, Chairman, TCGL, who was in the city recently to promote the destination, said it was one of the most ambitious tourism projects of the Modi government. “We have spent over Rs 1,200 crore over the past five years on upgrading our infrastructure to promote tourism. The tent city is one of our most ambitious so far,” Patel added.

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