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What is Rann Utsav and why should I visit?

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What is Rann Utsav

The Rann Utsav is a winter festival held on the White Rann from October through March. As the water from the seasonal salt marsh recedes, the entire landscape of the Rann of Kutch is covered in white during this season. This seasonal phenomenon lends it the name, the White Rann of Kutch for the next four months. The White Rann is one of the biggest salt deserts in the world, a vast stretch spread over an area of 7,500 square kilometres.

The Rann Utsav is a 4-month long carnival of magnificent proportions. A celebration of music, dance, culture, food, fun and natural beauty. This is a time when the unforgiving Thar Desert becomes an oasis of joy. This year Rann Utsav 2019 will begin from October 28, 2019 and will last till February 23, 2020.

Is the Rann Utsav a place worth spending a holiday with family and friends? Of course, it is. It is also an amazing place for couples to spend some romantic time together. Below, we give you 5 good reasons why should you visit Rann Utsav 2019 this winter.

The Rann Utsav is just round the corner. It’s time to pack and start booking your tickets and accommodation. If you don’t want to dig into your savings, apply for a Bajaj Finserv personal loan on Finserv MARKETS and spend an unforgettable week at the White Rann with your loved ones.

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Rann Utsav 2019

Every year truckloads of people from across the globe attend the Rann Utsav because of its unique setting and colourful atmosphere. But there are many other goodies that attract thousands of travelers and holidaymakers every year; here’s a few of them.

The uniqueness of Rann

The awesomeness of the White Rann in itself is a very good reason for you to attend the Rann Utsav. The White Rann, being a salt desert, is a rare phenomenon in this part of the world. For the rest of the season, the entire region is almost uninhabitable because of extreme heat in the summer and massive rain during monsoon. However, these four months, lasting from October to March opens a rare window of opportunity for travelers to experience the beauty of the desert.

The Swiss tents

The accommodation around the White Rann and at Dhondo village, also called the tent city is as unique and amazing as it gets. Close to the White Rann, Swiss tents dot the landscape and are available in 3 categories – Premium Ac, Deluxe AC and non-AC. At the tent city in Dhondo, you get access to 400 AC and non-AC tents. Travelers are generally recommended to book their accommodation 45 days in advance. All these tents, and there are mud houses as well, are all equipped with all modern amenities, including heaters, hot-water, comfortable beds, etc. If you’re looking for financing options, look no further. The personal loans for travel available on Finserv MARKETS are just the thing for you.

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The sightseeing

Don’t forget to book a sightseeing tour along with your Rann Utsav package because there are plenty of must-see places around the Rann of Kutch. Mandvi Beach, Narayan Sarovar, Black Mountain, ancient Kera Shiv Temple, Kaladungar and Kutch Museum are some of the places you can visit during your stay. The diversity of the area is something that you must taste before you leave the place.

The views of the salt desert

The white desert drenched in a moonlit night is a sight that you will remember and cherish for life, especially if you are experiencing the moment with someone you love. Best of all is the dinner under a full moon night which is worth a thousand candle light dinners. And it’s not just the full moon night; you also get to see the mesmerising sight of the setting sun in a desert. Both of these scenes are a photographer’s delight.

The culture, music and action

There is a long list of activities that you can enjoy and participate at the Rann Utsav 2019, including hot-air ballooning, desert patrol vehicle (DPV) riding, camel riding, desert safari, live music concerts and cultural shows performed by gifted artists.

If you have a deep pocket, you can also enjoy adventure activities such as dirt biking, parasailing, spas and do a lot of shopping activities. You can spend all you want with a personal loan for travel of upto Rs. 25 Lakhs available on Finserv MARKETS. Bajaj Finserv personal loan for travel is available in easy EMIs for tenures up to 60 months.

Before you leave for the Rann Utsav 2019, don’t forget to carry your photo identity card such as Aadhar, Voter ID, driving license or passport as they are to be shown at the border check post. Don’t carry anything risky or suspicious to this place because it’s a highly sensitive area bordering Pakistan. Also, pack some warm clothes because the Rann can go below freezing in the winter. All prepared and done? Fasten your seatbelts for an unforgettable experience at the Rann Utsav 2019!

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