When: Full Moon Night between 9th December 2011 to 15th January 2012

Where: The celebratory festival begins in Bhuj city and goes around the district with a grand finale again being held at the preliminary destination.

More and more visitors from India and overseas prefer Gujarat as their holiday destination owing to its major pilgrimage sites, Buddhist Heritage Site, tribes and traditions, and vibrant culture. Add to this the cultural extravaganza of the Rann Utsav 2011 beginning December 9th and lasting up till January 15 to coincide with the conclusion of the International Kite Festival.

The organized tour around Kutch is an ideal occasion to be part of the region and experience the zeal and uniqueness of the people through a celebration of life! Indian Luxury Trains www.indianluxurytrains.com) brings to you an array of exciting and tastefully crafted tour packages to offer you an inimitable Gujarat tour Experience.

Each year a three-day festive extravaganza brimming with hospitality, vitality, and traditional flavor of the area is hosted and known as the Kutch or Rann Mahotsav. This festival is a unique expression of the varied cultural ethos of the Runn of Kutch region in Gujarat.

This cultural fest is renowned for its ethnic flavor and celebrative gusto. Rann Utsav 2011, under the tutelage of Vibrant Gujarat, presents a unique opportunity for tourists and visitors from around the world to visit Kutch and experience the true essence of the region.

Besides the presence of state Chief Minister Narendra Modi, participation of ambassadors from Georgia and Ukraine are also on the line in addition to the scores of international tourists from New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, United States and Gulf Region.

The Rann Utsav, organised by the State Tourism Department every year to promote tourism in Gujarat, is being held in Dhardo region of the Kutch district. The major attractions during this year’s festival are camel-safari, hot air ballooning, desert car rally, horse ride, all-terrain vehicle and food court in addition to the folk shows and performances to bring out the varied hue of vibrant Runn of Kutch region during the Rann Utsav 2011.

The Rann Utsav Tour Packages which could last from 2 to 3 days will include destination around Bhuj. In the course of their itinerary, guests will be taken to Dhorado (White Runn), Hodko, Bhirandiyara and Ludiya village with an option to tour either Indo-Pak Border of Mandvi Beach Tour,

According to Soman S Pathy, Liaison Officer of Gujarat Tourism, the idea behind the Runn Utsav is to make the tourists experience the variety of Kutch region, the Kutch desert, and also to generate the employment for local people.

He said the move was to attract the tourists in order to get a firsthand experience of the culture and traditions of the state which is more famous for its pilgrimage sites. The state is already working on an electronic campaign with Amitabh Bachchan for publicizing its lesser known sites, including some Buddhist heritage sites.

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Gujarat tours let you discover the best of heritage, pilgrimage, wildlife, modernity and diverse landscapes of India’s most prosperous state. Indian Luxury Trains will offer 1 to 3 days package tours tailored specifically for those looking to get a glimpse of the vibrant Gujarat during the Rann Utsav 2011.

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