Rann of Kutch : The ultimate fiesta
After about 2 hrs Bus journey you land to the most awaited and the biggest Utsav the Rann Utsav.
As soon as you enter you have the reception where you check in and then they guide you to your tent where you will meet your cluster manager. You will also get coupons that you need to carry every time for lunch, breakfast and dinner and evening tea.
The luggage that was tagged will be there at the tent. I should say great management work.
To take you to tent they have golf carts available and the driver will take you to the cluster I.E. you would be in group of tents where each individual or family has separate tents but to organise in a better one area of tent is alloted to the cluster manager and hence the area or the group is known as cluster.
Once you are assigned the tent you can roam around the tent city, get freshen up, check the art work till 12.30 coz the lunch starts @ 12.30 and ends by 2.30 so you need to adhere to timings
After 2.30 you have rest time and then at 4.30 you head towards the most awaited place White Rann I.E. Safed means White, Rann means Desert. You have an option of camel cart or by Car. Well personally camel cart is much better, but mind you its 5 Kms from the Tent city where you are checked in.
Why the desert is white ?
Well its not sand its deposits of salt.For more details check https://en.m.wikipedia.org/
After going to the White Desert, make a note that you do see the sunset instead of just clicking pics, its one hell of a view to be a part of. You will have some where around and hour or so to experience the beauty and then you will be taken back to Rann Utsav.
Once you are back you will be getting ready for dinner and the cultural activity of Kutch which will go on by 10 and then you will be again taken to White Rann to experience it in Moon light. I was lucky enough to have full moon during my visit, the experience is just amazing.
After that you will be back to tent city and off to bed…
Just to leave a note on a personal front the cultural activity did not amaze me much , instead the cultural activity of Jaisalmer tent is much more better.
One more thing the entire grass root management are done by management student from various cities and have come over as interns, well hats off to them for such a nice work.
Well that’s for the day, will see you tommorrow morning as we need to go to see the sunrise at Safed Rann.