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Rann Utsav Package 2016-17 - 4 Days of Celebration

4D/3N - Enjoy the Cultural fiesta, Explore Mandvi, Handicraft villages, and lots more!

Starts from 25366

The hidden treasures of Gujarat unearth each year during the very popular Rann Utsav which sees thousands of tourist folk the Great White Desert called the Rann of Kutch, to witness this vibrant festival of culture, colours, camel safaris and music! This year, Rann Utsav begins on 1st November 2016 and the last day of festivities being 20th February, 2017.

Receive a traditional welcome, stay in luxury tents, enjoy brilliant traditional activities and carry back incredible moments for life!

Inclusions

  • To and fro transfers between Bhuj (Airport / Railway Station) and Dhordo Tent City, in A.C. Coaches on SIC basis
  • Complimentary refreshments will be served en route Dhordo Tent City in the bus
  • The meals will be served as per scheduled time in respective dining areas and missed meals will not be refunded or extended on 2nd day
  • Visit to White Rann on Day 1 and visit to Kalo Dungar on Day 2. These tours cannot be interchanged. Guest who missed the visit as per itinerary may be included on request on chargeable basis
  • Accommodation in tents is on twin sharing basis
  • Two bottles of drinking water per day per tent

Exclusions

  • Anything not mentioned under inclusions

Stay Details

Handmade traditional, fully furnished luxury tents with natural coloured canvas are set up for accommodation. 100% cotton interiors with unique woodblock prints and selected colours add a lot of characteristics to the tent.

Other than comfortable beds to sleep in, it includes a sit out for sun bathing / lounging and a zip-able section for toilet and bath. Each air-conditioned tent measures 27m square and can also be heated as per the season and time of day.

Package Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Welcome to Rann Utsav!
  • Check-in time: 12:30 PM
  • Transfers from Bhuj to Tent City, Dhordo
  • On fixed timings:
  • 08:15 AM - From Bhuj Railway Station
  • 10:30 AM - From Bhuj Railway Station / Bhuj Airport
  • 02:30 PM - From Bhuj Railway Station
  • 03:30 PM - From Bhuj AirportAny individual transfer (on chargeable basis). No transfers will be available after above timing
  • Allotment of tent to guest arriving before check-in time will be subject to availability
  • Distance from Bhuj to Tent City, Dhordo is approx. 85 km, which takes about 1 hr 45 min
  • Complimentary refreshment enroute Dhordo in bus
  • Arrival at Tent City, Dhordo from Bhuj
  • 12:30 PM Onwards - Welcome & Check–in
  • 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM - Lunch at respective Dining Area
  • 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM - Enjoy in-house activities
  • 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM - Evening Tea/Coffee
  • 05:00 PM to 05:30 PM - Transfer to White Rann to witness the Grandeur of Sunset. Mode of transfer can be through Camel Cart / Bus on first come first serve basis. Guest will have to return by the same mode of transfer
  • 07:00 PM to 07:30 PM - Return Transfer to Tent City, Dhordo
  • 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Dinner at respective Dining Area
  • 08:30 PM to 10:30 PM - Enjoy the Culture of Kutch along with entertaining activities
  • Day 2
  • Mandvi Sightseeing
  • 06:00 AM to 06:30 AM - Morning Tea
  • 07:30 AM to 08:30 AM - Breakfast at respective Dining Area
  • 08:30 AM onwards - Complimentary Tour to Mandvi
  • Kutch Mandvi is an important beach famous among travelers for peace and solitude. Mandvi has beautiful white sand, serene locales and enchanting sunset views. Dist. from Tent City is approx. 140 kms one way
  • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Visit Vijay Vilas Palace
  • The great palace of Mandvi was built in 1929 by highness Maharao Khengarji, The Maharao of Kutch, as a summer resort. This palace has domed terrace that gives a panoramic view of the sea. It presents eccentric blend of architectural styles.It has interiors made like offices where the king used to work, it has rooms for entertainment and loyal living quarters
  • 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM - Visit Shyamji Krishna Varma Memorial
  • Shyamji Krishna Varma was born on 04th October,1857 in Mandvi Town of Kutch District of Gujarat. He was one of the foremost freedom fighters in the history of freedom movement of India with high sense of patriotism and selfless service for nation. He had organized a revolutionary center in “India House” at London and propagated the cause of India's independence through his writings in his publication journal called “The Indian Sociologist”.The memorial's objective is to pay tribute to the contribution of Shyamji Krishna Varma and also to educate the young generation about those great Indians who sacrificed everything for the country's freedom
  • 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM - Lunch
  • 03:30 PM to 06:30 PM - Enjoy at Mandvi Beach
  • The Mandvi beach is regarded as one of the finest beaches on Gujarat shoreline.A great family spot to spend a quality time where you can swim in very pleasant water and enjoy a nice view of the coastline as well the grandeur of sunset
  • 06:30 PM onwards - Return transfer to Tent City, Dhordo.
  • 09:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Dinner at respective dinning area
  • 08:30 PM to 10:30 PM - Enjoy the culture of Kutch along with entertaining activities
  • Day 3
  • Grandeur of Sunrise at the Rann of Kutch
  • 06:00 AM to 06:30 AM - Morning Tea
  • 06:30 AM to 07:00 AM - Transfer to White Rann to witness the grandeur of sunrise
  • 07:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Breakfast at respective Dining Area
  • 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Enjoy in-house activities.
  • 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM - Lunch at respective Dining Area
  • 02:30 PM to 07:30 PM - Complimentary Tour to Kala Dungar (Black Hill)
  • Kala Dungar is the highest point in Kutch
  • On the route visit to Handicraft Village “Gandhi Nu Gaam”
  • Tea/Coffee shall be provided at Kala Dungar
  • Complimentary Refreshment in bus
  • 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Dinner at Respective Dining Area
  • 08:30 PM to 10:30 PM - Enjoy the Culture of Kutch along with entertaining activities
  • Day 4
  • Sightseeing in Bhuj
  • 06:00 AM to 07:00 AM - Morning Tea
  • 07:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Breakfast at respective Dining Area.
  • 9:30 AM    Check out from Tent City
  • 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM - Departure to Bhuj with a complimentary sight-seeing places of interest in Bhuj.

Complimentary sight seeing – places of interest in Bhuj

  • Sri Swami Narayan Temple (Approx. time 20 minutes) - Made of marble, intricate carvings adorn the pillars and ceiling of the most expensive temple built in the state of Gujarat recently.


(Visit to the below: Sri Swami Narayan Temple & Aina Mahal are subject to its schedule timing)

  • Aina Mahal (Approx. time 30 minutes) - Aina Mahal is an 18th century palace in Bhuj, Gujarat, India. It is located next to the Prag Mahal. The walls of the Palace are of White Marble covered with mirrors separated by gilded ornaments with shades of Venetian glass.
  • Bhujodi (Handicraft Village & Craft Park) (Approx. time 40 minutes) - Hiralaxmi Craft Park - A vision to preserve, restore and promote the arts of Kutch and making them accessible to masses. This Handicraft Village is where live artisans can be seen creating their crafts.
Please Note:
  • The cost of entry ticket (if any) will be borne by the guest.
  • In case guest has to reach Railway Station / Airport / Bus Stand earlier for their onward journey, they will have to arrange on their own. Time of any such departure to be notified at the reception at the time of check-in.

Date, Price & Misc.

  • Rann Utsav starts from 1st November 2016 to 20th of February 2017 [Rates for November and February are different from December and January]
  • Published prices and offer prices are for a limited number of seats & are subject to change
  • Conditions apply
  • On Triple Occupancy any person / child above 6yrs of age will be charged as extra person with mattress
  • Person above 6 yrs will be counted as extra person, 4th occupancy will be allowed only in case of child between 6 years -12 Years and will be charged as extra person (without Mattress)
  • Rates on single occupancy basis will be 75% of basic cost (75% of Double occupancy amount)
  • Discount offered will be 10% for senior citizens (60 years and above) only on Deluxe AC Cottage & Premium Tents
  • No senior citizen discount on Non AC Swiss Cottages and Extra mattress / person

Instructions

Terms & Conditions

  • All Rates are exclusive of applicable taxes and shall be charged as per prevailing rates
  • Pick-up & drop-off are only from Bhuj Airport/Railway station by AC coach
  • The voucher issued in respect of the package for Rannn Utsav is to be furnished compulsory along with ID proof and 2 passport size photos of each guest at reception counter at the time of check-in
  • In case of delay in the arrival of Train or Flight, the guest will be transferred to Dhordo Tent City in next available transfer
  • In case of late arrival in Tent City, guest will not be entitled for missed meals or other activities
  • In case of early arrival, guest may be required to wait at the waiting lounge till the availability of tent
  • In particular, some of the activities are potentially hazardous. White Rann Camping And Hospitality and its suppliers will use all their experience and assistance of local guides and other experts in order to minimize the risk to you. Nevertheless, if you are participating in activities that are potentially hazardous or against the Leader's recommendation you may be required to read, understand and sign an indemnity and waiver form in English before participating in those activities
  • Where we offer activities provided by third parties or issue you with a voucher entitling you to a ticket for an event, we act only as agent for the operator of the activity concerned or the organizers of the event. The terms and conditions of the operator of the activity or organizer of the event will apply to you and any refund will be subject to those terms and conditions. We will therefore have no responsibility for the acts or omissions (including negligence) of those operators or organizers or their servants or agents, or for any injury, damage or loss arising in condition with the provision of activities by such operators or in connection with the provision of activities by such operators or in connection with the events or its organization.
  • To the minimum existent permitted by law, White Rann Camping And Hospitality accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, accident, sickness, injury or death that you or anyone else may suffer or incur arising out of the activities and/or in connection with your contract with us and/or the operator of the activities. You are advised to have comprehensive travel and health insurance. All personal effects are at your sole risk at all times during the activity.
  • An amendment /alteration fee @ 15% of the package per person per amendment will be applicable for amendment made to any confirmed booking of package prior to 60 days of scheduled arrival
  • Transfer and sightseeing by AC vehicle on sharing basis as per the itinerary. Please note that the cooling of AC will be maintained as per the temperature comfortable to one and all
  • Any incidental , personal and other expenses and cost of items which are not specified /mentioned in the inclusions are to be borne by the guest
  • Management is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings of the guest. Guests are requested to take care of their belongings
  • The vehicles used for the transfers shall not be at sole disposal of guest
  • This is an indicative itinerary & subject to change depending upon circumstances at the sole discretion of management
  • In case of late/early transfers for check-out , guest will have to inform while check-in at reception counter for arrangement of vehicle and it will be on chargeable basis
  • The timing of transfers to and fro White Rann and or Kala Dungar may vary according to the sunset timing & climatic conditions
  • Distance from Tent City to White Rann is approx. 6km. It takes approx. 40 minutes by Camel cart. Guests are requested to come early to hope into the Camel cart so as to reach before sunset
  • All tents are strictly non-smoking as per Government Rules
  • Guests have to follow the House Rules and applicable law of the land

Terms & Conditions

Senior Citizens:

Senior Citizen Policy

Tent Categories

Sr. Citizen Discount

Premium Tents

10%

Deluxe AC Swiss Cottages

10%

Non-AC Swiss Cottages

Nil

Economy Swiss Cottages

Nil

 

Extra Person Charges:

Extra Person with Mattress

Tent Categories

Nov & Feb

Dec & Jan

Premium Tents

11,700

13,200

Deluxe AC Swiss Cottages

11,000

12,300

Non-AC Swiss Cottages

8,400

9,600

Economy Swiss Cottages

7,800

8,400

 

Customer Reviews for Rann Utsav Package 2016-17 - 4 Days of Celebration

5.0 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Reviews

SmartStay Guest Reviews
(4 reviews, 5/5)
Ashish Sharma 3.0 Ashish Sharma Recommended for Everyone

RannUtsav

9th of January 2017

The arrangements were OK..the staff were good barring the ones at the reception taking care of the check-ins..toilets need to be seriously clean & odour free

3.0 / 5
Nisarg 5.0 Nisarg Recommended for Everyone

A Trip To Remember!

24th of January 2017

Loved the stay in tents. We were taken to good places of Kutch as a part of the Rann Utsav Package. Good food. Overall good experience.

5.0 / 5
rajesh 5.0 rajesh Recommended for Everyone

Memories made.

26th of January 2017

Totally satisfied! Great experience at Rann Utsav! We received more than the value for money we spent.

5.0 / 5
Sonia 5.0 Sonia Recommended for Families

An Amazing Experience!

26th of January 2017

The stay in the Tents is comfortable for 2 people but when the tent is being shared by 3 people it becomes a bit inconvenient. I'd suggest one small change in the set up of tents and that would be the arrangement of the electronic kettle. It's placed such that one tends to get burnt when the kettle is hot. In the cold atmosphere of the desert, the kettle is frequently used and would do good with better placement. The food at the tent city was delicious and the places that we got to see in the Kutch region have been amazing. We had an unpleasant experience with one of the drivers though. As he started the vehicle without noticing if we had settled inside and I was about to trip and fall. When we asked the driver to be more careful, he laughed at us which was rude. If I remember correctly his name was Devkaran. Apart from this incident, the staff at the Tent City was extremely hospitable and helped us out with everything we needed.

5.0 / 5

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