There are already scores of reasons to buy tickets for winter holidays in India – from the snow-white scenery of the Himalayas to unrivalled festivity in Goa; but if you want to experience something truly strange, yet thoroughly delightful during this season, plan attending the famous Rann Utsav (festival) in Gujarat – for basking in amazing cultural extravaganza and for participating in various exhilarating activities.
Underway from the 1st week of December, Rann Festival will go on till 1st week of March and is scheduled to showcase the wonderful arts and crafts of the western Indian province, along with the state’s fascinating natural beauty.Rann Utsav by Kaushik Patel/ CC BY
What to Expect?
People who spend on flights and holiday deals for partaking in this spectacular annual event will be able to enjoy a wide range of activities and experiences at the white sands of the Rann. They can witness traditional dance performances and displays of exquisite arts and crafts from Gujarat and various other parts of India. Besides, there are several adventure activities, ranging from helicopter joy rides to paragliding and rifle shooting to sumo wrestling, that visitors can enjoy in the Rann Utsav, 2015. A separate ‘Kids Entertainment Zone’ packs in an array of enchantments for little explorers. World-class spa facilities and opportunities to savour delicious Gujarati cuisines are other things that make the experience worth your money spent on travel tickets and other expenses to attend this one of India’s most unique cultural festivals.
Where to Stay?
From luxurious tents to economical bhungas (the rustic mud houses) and a range of hotels and resorts, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to lodging facilities at and around the fairground. However, the luxury tents set up in the semi-arid landscape are the preferred choices for international travellers who wish enjoy modern facilities, along with traditional Gujarati hospitality during their stay. Many resorts in this part of Gujarat have multi-cuisines restaurants, swimming pool and even conference rooms. Book your accommodation online along with flights tickets for the destination to avoid last-minute hassles.
How to Reach?
The nearest airport is in Bhuj (about 260kms) that is well-connected with all major airports in India. From Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, you can book tickets for Bhuj with any of the local carriers including Air India, Spice Jet and Go Air. From Bhuj, catch a bus or hire a taxi to get to the Rann!