Rann Utsav, Gujarat
Get some sand in your shoes and a taste of Kutchi culture at the Rann Utsav. The annual three-month-long cultural extravaganza is on till February 20. Held in Dhordo, a village in the Great Rann of Kutch close to the Indo-Pak border, this fest has plenty to offer. Enjoy folk performances by local artistes, shop artefacts and bandhani sarees, and eat Kutchi staples such as dabeli and thalis that come loaded with bajri no rotlo (millet roti), green chilli pickle, chhas (buttermilk), ghee-rich khichdi, and kadhi. Hop onto a camel cart for a ride through the white expanse, or go parasailing and dirt-biking. For the ultimate Rann Utsav experience, book a full-moon package (starts at Rs 5,500). Here’s our guide to exploring the festivities to their fullest.
Published in National Geographic Traveller on – October 31, 2017