The Kutch Mahotsav, also known as the Rann Utsav, is an annual festival which attracts tourist to the region of Rann of Kutch, which is also one of the biggest salt deserts in the world. This region is blessed with a rich and vibrant culture apart from the mesmerising natural beauty. This festival is organised by the Tourism Department of the State of Gujarat, it commences every year in November and lasts throughout the winter, attracting millions of visitors annually.
The Kutch Mahotsav offers visitors a wide array of activities which include
Hot Air Balloon Rides over the Rann of Kutch
Visitors can experience a bird’s eye view and witness the mesmerising beauty of the region from hundreds of feet above the ground. The experience of overlooking the vibrant hues of salt can be quite an enchanting experience for many.
Enjoy local culture and cuisine
The Kutch Mahotsav is also a form of cultural fiesta wherein folk performers from all over the State of Gujarat visit the festival and win hearts of the visitors with their performances. Also, visitors much try Kutchi cuisine which is much different from the mainstream Gujarati cuisine.
Unlike Gujarati cuisine, Kutchi cuisine is made with minimal oil, does not have a sweet flavour, uses freshly grounded spices and can be considered as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. Staples of Kutchi cuisine such as bajra and jowar rotla, garlic chutney, osaman chutti khichdi and buttermilk is a must try during the Kutch Mahotsav.
Camping under the stars.
Kutch Mahotsav is incomplete without an overnight stay in tents and camps along the Rann of Kutch. This experience is quite enchanting and memorable as the beauty of the salt deserts amplifies under the moonlight and the stars. Stargazing by a bonfire is often considered a must-do activity during the Kutch Mahotsav.