Overview

Welcome 2024 celebrating at Rann of Kutch and Dholavira, the white desert of Kutch, Gujrat. Package with Train Tickets from Mumbai to Bhuj also available. 

Join us for an unforgettable celebration amidst the ethereal white desert of Kutch, Gujarat. Our package includes train tickets from Mumbai to Bhuj, where your adventure begins. The Rann Utsav Festival, spanning from November 1, 2024, to February 26, 2025, awaits you with the option of booking Tent City for an immersive experience. Our Rann of Kutch Tour from Mumbai promises comfort and fun, covering key attractions such as the Safed Rann (White Desert), Kala Dunger (Black Hills), the world-famous Rann Utsav, Khari Nadi, Aaina Mahal, Swami Narayan Temple, Kutch Museum, and the cinematic ruins of Chhatedi, royal cenotaphs. Plus, with Dholavira as a major highlight of this event, this journey promises an authentic and unforgettable experience.

Customization Option

If you wish to get the Rann Utsav tour package customised as per your choice of Date, Budget, and number of Days, you can select the Customised Tour for Rann Of Kutch option
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    Rann Of Kutch and Dholavira Tour Information

    Tour Location Dholavira, Gujarat
    Duration 4N | 4D
    (including travel)
    Charges/Fees INR 9500 onwards
    Suitable For All age groups
    Tour Organised by  Mischief Treks
    Category Group Tour

     

    4 Nights 4 Days Available on request Dholavira, Gujarat
    Highlights
    What makes this event special
    • Safed Rann - The Sky, The Water, The Sand...
    • Khari Nadi
    • Visit Dhordo, winner of UNWTO’s best tourism village Award.
    • Fossil Park
    • Aaina Mahal
    • Kutch Museum
    • Mafia game at night
    • Adiyogi Statue, Bhuj
    • Swaminarayan temple
    • Dholavira - The white desert 
    • Archaeological site - Dholavira.
    • Witness the world famous RANN UTSAV
    • Chhatardi Bhuj - Cinematic ruins of Royal cenotaph
    • Kalo Dungar -the Black Hills is the highest point in Kutch
    • Local shopping and food hopping around Bhuj
    • Photography - be ready to get clicked.
    • All the "Masti" which is a USP of Mischief Treks.
    Images

    Rann of Kutch and Dholavira - Special Batch.

    Dholavira Rann of Kutch Tour scheduled for New Year Celebration.

    Photos and Videos of previous batches done by Mischief Treks available on the Album link Click Here

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    Charges/Tickets for Dholavira Rann Of Kutch Tour

    • Option A: ₹ 12500 (Without Train Ticket)
    • Option B: ₹ 14500 (With SL Train Ticket )
    • Option C: ₹ 16500 (With AC Train Ticket) 
    • Option D: ₹ 9500 (Kids Ticket)

    Explanation of Charges: The above charges are per person charges for this tour, please check inclusions section for details of things included and excluded in these charges. If you have booked after 2nd December only shared cottage  for 8 people is available for booking. 

    Partial Payment : You need to pay 8000/- Advance while booking and balance needs to be paid 20 days prior to event date and time.


    ⚠️  Eligibility condition 

    If you wish to apply for being part of our group, you need to "Read" and "Understand" the details such as About-us, FAQ's, Important Note section etc... and be "Aware". Each participant needs to be physically and mentally fit to participate. Do not book this event if the details mentioned on this page are not agreeable to you. Mischief Treks does not accept ignorant people.

    Date and Time
    Date Time Status
    21-Nov-2024 03:15 PM Available
    28-Nov-2024 03:15 PM Available
    06-Dec-2024 03:15 PM Available

    The Event dates mentioned above are for the travel starting from Mumbai

    Itinerary
    Timeline of the event.

    NOTE:

    This batch is New Year Special Extended Batch, for regular Rann of Kutch Tour Click Here 

     

    Rann Of Kutch and Dholavira Tour Schedule

    Day 0: 

    • 03:15 PM – Mumbai Participants catch train number 20907 - Sayaji Express Dadar to Bhuj at 3:15pm from Dadar or 3:35pm from Borivali, and de-board at Bhuj Station next day by 06:30 AM

    Day 1- Bhuj to Dholavira 

    • Early Morning Pick up from Bhuj to Dholavira (2-3 hours)
    • Breakfast on the way
    • Visit Road to Heaven of Dholavira, Before Check-in at the stay for the day.
    • Check-in, Freshen up, and have Lunch at the Dining area.
    • Have some rest or explore the village around.
    • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dholavira
    • Visit Wood Fossil Park of Dholavira Kutch
    • Cherish the most tranquil sunset at Bhanjdo Hill – Dholavira Sunset Point
    • Head back to back to Resort in our Bhunga/Cottage/Tent
    • Dinner will be ready by 8pm.
    • Cultural dance, Campfire, and Music.

    Day 2- Dholavira to Rann of Kutch 

    • Experience a scenic and tranquil journey through a desert road.
    • Visit Kalo Donger, Explore the scenic view and here you get to see India - Pakistan border and  and empty your pockets if you love shopping.
    • Check in to Stay, Freshen Up at resort in our Bhunga/Cottage/Tent. and have lunch at the common dining area.
    • Start Early in afternoon (3.30pm) for Sunset (Bcoz it will get too crowded on
      entry point post 4.40pm) Also Visit Dhordo Village.
    • Make sure you all wear colorful clothes to get Beautiful photos with a backdrop
      of rann.
    • Experience Sunset with the grandness of White Desert.
    • We shall come back and enjoy at white Rann Fair / Cultural Program and Rann Utsav Photography.
    • Dinner will be ready by 9:00 pm, Enjoy your Dinner and night stay at the traditional hut "Bhunga" / tent
    • After dinner we will be having cultural programme at our stay. Post this you can go and have rest or spend sometime with team and other participants enjoying the night at Rann.

    Day 3- Bhuj Sightseeing 

    • Early Morning Wake up call
    • At 6:00 am You can come for grabbing the first rays of the sun. Lazy bums can choose to stay tucked in cozy blankets. 
    • Breakfast will be ready by 08:30 am, Post Breakfast, freshen up and Check out, by 09:30 and head towards Bhuj
    • We will have lunch en-route and start Bhuj sightseeing
    • Local sightseeing- Adiyogi Statue, Khari Nadi, Kutch Museum, Aaina Mahal, Chhatedi - Cinematic ruins of Royal cenotaphs, and Swaminarayan temple. 
    • 09:30 pm Drop at Bhuj Airport/Railway station/Bus Station. Return Train number 20908 starting from Bhuj at 10:35 pm, reach next Day Dadar at 01:50 pm.

    Day 4 - Reach Mumbai

    Mumbai Participants reach Borivali by 01:10 pm and Dadar by 01:50 pm.

    Inclusions/Exclusions
    What we'll give. What we won't

    What is included in the tour

    • Accommodation
      Triple Sharing / Four sharing  / Cottage 8 sharing basis in village traditional hut called Bhunga / Tent / Cottage is included.  Album link (CLICK Here) 
      (Twin sharing occupancy also can be arranged based on availability at time of booking at an extra cost of 3000 per Couple per night)
    • Local Travel:
      Local private bus charges for Day 1 and Day 2 Sightseeing
      Entry Fees for Monuments, Museums, and all local places.
      All Toll, Parking, and Taxes for local travel.
      Private for your entire tour. Non-Ac Bus it will be already pretty cold.
    • Train Ticket Assistance:
      Mumbai-Bhuj-Mumbai train traveling in sleeper class ticket bought from IRCTC online 
      (AC tickets / Premium Tickets can be opted by paying 1600 extra per person depending on availability and cost at actuals for availing tickets)
    • Meals During tour:
      Day 1: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
      Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
      Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch.
      All meals will be Veg / Jain only. The meals will be served as per the scheduled time in respective dining areas and missed meals will not be refunded or extended.
    • Government Permit/Entry
      White Rann entry permit from govt.
      Charges for visiting all local places,
    • Train ticket booking charges by travel agents. 
    • Refer "Important Note" section on this page for detailed explanation on Stay, and Train Tickets 

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Food during train travel and dinner before boarding train.
    • Additional sightseeing or usage of vehicles not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Meal other than mentioned in inclusion.
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, renting clothes, rides.
    • Any kind of personal expenses (Camera charges, etc.)
    • Any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusions section.
    Things to Carry
    • Identity proof (must)
    • Winter Clothes for protection against Cold, (Avg night temp: 15 Degree.)
    • Extra pair of clothes.
    • Camera, Powerbank (optional)
    • Water (minimum 1 Ltr) Compulsory.
    • Some ready to eat food like biscuits, plum cake etc.
    • Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder. (We will have a basic first aid kit with us)
    • Toiletries, Cap / Scarves and Sunglasses, Towels
    • Haversack to put all your things.
    Note
    Important Note

    TRAIN TRAVEL

    The Train Timings and train related terms will be as follows:

    • Book the tickets for following date, Mumbai - Bhuj: 29 Dec and Bhuj - Mumbai: 01 Jan
    • Train from Mumbai to Bhuj: Dadar Bhuj Spl Train number 20907 starting at 15.15 Hrs from Dadar, Borivali 15.35hrs. This train will be reaching Samakhiali at 06.30am
    • Train from BHUJ to Mumbai: Return train number 20908 starting from Bhuj at 10.35pm, reaching next day Dadar at 1.50pm. 
    • Our crew will be traveling by train from Mumbai for the event, You may choose to join the group from Mumbai itself. We can help you with booking train tickets. The Tour Leader will be carrying the tickets with him and he will be coordinating with TTE too. 
    • We get the train tickets from online IRCTC , if you book late you will get RAC/Waiting List Ticket. OR, you have to opt for Tatkal Ticket. Mischief Treks does not have any authority on Indian railways and train rules need to be followed with reference to your train travel. Roles and responsibility of Mischief Treks comes in from the point you exit train station and ends once you are back to the train station. Train/ Flight are beyond our controlling authority and hence not a part of our role in this tour. We can only provide help in your travel till Bhuj and back to Mumbai.
    • In the situation wherein the waiting list ticket or RAC does not get confirmed there are various options for consideration as mentioned in detail in the cancellation policy.
    • The organizer (Mischief Treks) reserves right to make changes to the itinerary depending on the situation (if need be).
    • Please do not book this tour if any of the terms or details are not agreeable to you.
    • The organiser reserves right to make changes to the itinerary depending on the situation (if need be).

    Stay Arrangement:

    Stay will be in a village hut called "Bhunga" / Tent on a triple/quad/cottage sharing basis. Cottage Stay is also available for larger family or solo travelers in the group the capacity of cottage is 8 persons. Based on availability at the time of you making the payment, the accommodation will be provided in a Resort like Rann Home stay or Rann Kandi or Ram Rann Resort. For twin sharing, additional charges of 1500 per person per night (i.e. 3000 per couple per night) need to be paid. Photos and videos available on the Album link (Click Here)

    NOTE:

    • If you are booking the tour pretty late, i.e. not 60 days in advance, you may not get the preferred choice of stay when it comes to twin sharing, triple sharing or cottage stay. 
    • Twin Sharing option is already sold out. If you are booking after 02-Dec you will not be able to opt for Twin/Triple/Quad Sharing. As of now only Cottage Sharing is available. The cottage can accommodate 8 people. 

    Coordination

    We will be creating a WhatsApp group 3 days prior to the event date for coordination and final instructions. The batch coordinator will be carrying all train tickets and will meet you at the train station.

    Kids Charges: 

    Below five years kids can join in free, provided additional space is not required for the kid during the entire tour and the kid will adjust in the space allocated to accompanying adult. Kids/Children from 5 to 8 years will be considered as an individual person, and charges will be 9500 for the tour. Above 8 years the charges will be same as adults.
    NOTE: If the Kid requires same space and provisions like an individual, we recommend getting a adult ticket booked for the kid to ensure proper space and arrangement is made for the kid. Without this, the kid has to share the provisions made for the parent. 

    Important : 

    • Please make sure you have Read and Understood the entire details, disclaimer, and FAQ/Points to note, BEFORE booking the event.
    • At Mischief Treks we believe in creating happy memories by adhering to Mutual-Respect, and Equality. Please read the About us page (click here) to check if you are compatible with us before you proceed for booking. 
    • We get the train tickets from online IRCTC, if you book late you will get RAC/Waiting List Ticket.
    • Mischief Treks provides assistance in getting your tickets booked so that you don't have to go through the hassle and all the group members can travel together. As we do not have any control or authority on 3rd party services like train/flight tickets/operations, Our role in booking tickets is just that of a helping-hand.
    • The organiser reserves right to make changes to the itinerary depending on the situation.
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    How to Reach

    How to Reach Rann of Kutch:

    To get accurate travel info for reaching the meeting point at Bhuj and then moving further to the Dholavira, Rann and Bhuj Sightseeing:

    1. Open Google search tab
    2. Type the following words in the search window "My location to Bhuj distance"
    3. You shall get the exact time required to travel, modes of travel, and distance (kilometers) from your location.
    FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

    Dholavira Rann of Kutch FAQ's

     

    What is the Best time to visit Rann of Kutch?

    The best time to visit Rann of Kutch is during Rann Utsav Festival. The Festival dates for the year 2024 starts from November 01, 2024 and will last till February 26, 2025.

    Which vehicle will be provided for local travel?

    Transport from Bhuj to Rann Utsav - Rann of kutch is generally provided by bus. The bus capacity varies with reference to participant count in the batch. 17 seater, 26 Seater, 32 seater busses are available.  If the participant count is low we may opt for Qualis/Sumo/ Tavera for transport. 

    How many people will be coming for the Rann of Kutch Tour from Mumbai?

    Depends on the number of people booking the event. Generally, the batch size for Rann of Kutch Tour from Mumbai is approximately 30-35 participants. 

    Is Rann Utsav at Rann of Kutch tour safe for girls/women? 

    Mischief Treks has a track record of making our events extremely safe for girls, women, kids and men too. Normally 60% to 75% of our participants are females. 

    What is the last date of booking Rann Utsav at Rann of Kutch?

    Bookings close once tickets are sold out. Ideally you need to book atleast 2-3 month advance to the scheduled date and time for each batch in 2024 and 2025. 

    Can we make partial payment or pay in installment for Rann Utsav?

    You can opt for partial payment if you book in advance. Balance payment needs to be paid at least 20 days prior to event date and time. 

    How should I book Rann Utsav at Rann of Kutch?

    For online booking of Rann Utsav at Rann of Kutch, you need to login to official booking website www.mischieftreks.com and select your desired date of travel. once your plan is set, you need to press Book-Now button on the event details and follow the instructions.

    How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point? 

    For Rann of Kutch tour, Three days prior to event date and time, we will be creating a whatsapp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc..

    Will we be returning at exact time mentioned in the itinerary?

    The Itinerary is for reference purpose only, it is based on average time taken during our previous events. Actual timeline for a particular date depends on Weather conditions, Traffic Conditions, Train delays etc..  

    What is the procedure for train tickets after making payment?

    Ans. Once you have made the payment for online booking, We will be sending you a KYC form (within 24-48 Hrs) to be submitted for yourself and participants in your group. After we receive the KYC details we will forward the relevant information to a ticketing agent for getting the train tickets booked in your name. The ticketing agent takes minimum 1 working day to get the processing done.

    The tickets booked on your behalf will be either on RAC, Waiting List, or Confirmed Tickets depending on how soon or late you make the booking. The tickets are issued by Indian Railways, Mischief Treks or Ticketing agent cannot assure or have control on seat allocation or status of the ticket issued by Indian Railways. Our assistance is limited to get the booking done on your behalf.
    Note: Kindly refer cancellation policy mentioned on this page for situations arising out of tickets getting cancelled by Indian Railways.

    I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed? 

    Ans. No !, your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. We do not allow anyone to the tour until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of an emergency and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "KYC" will be sent on WhatsApp after you complete the booking instructions mentioned on the website. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form or not submitting the form within 24 hours of receiving it, will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. 

    Why is submitting KYC information mandatory?

    Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our event is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to register authentic information from you. 

    Does the cancellation/rescheduling policy apply immediately after booking?

    Ans:  Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request sent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant.

    What are the kids charges for Rann of Kutch Tour?

    Ans. The Charges for kids depend on multiple factors, Would the kid require a separate seat while traveling on the train -OR- Will the parent carry the kid on his/her lap? Based on these factors the charges will be ascertained. Children below 5 can be carried for free in Train and Full adult fare will be charged for children of age 5 years and under 12 years of age if for whom berth/seat (in reserved class) is sought at the time of reservation.

    Can someone read out details for me on phone?

    Ans. We understand that you may have questions about the event, and we're here to help. However, we want to ensure that you have the most accurate and clear information. That's why we encourage you to at least once Read the details on this page. You'll find all the information you need to know, right on your screen.

    If you find something on this page that is confusing, or not mentioned on the page, Click on the "WhatsApp icon on this page" and our team will be happy to provide clarification in writing.
    We don't provide details over the phone because doing so can lead to misunderstandings and miscommunication. To avoid situations like "Mujhe laga ki aap ne aaise bola tha" or "Mujhe phone pe 10  baate bataai, to phir ye 4 point kyu nahi bataye"  it's recommended to once check for clarification provided on this page. It's crucial to have a complete understanding of all the aspects of this event before making a booking to ensure you have absolute clarity. 

    For any questions or concerns that aren't covered on this website, we can arrange a callback from one of our experienced Trek leaders. All you need to do is, let us know your query (which is not already clarified on this page) and we shall get a callback arranged.

     

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    Rann Utsav - Full Moon Dates for 2024 Rann of Kutch 

    Prior to 2017, Full Moon used to be special day to witness Rann Of Kutch because the moonlight falling on white desert would make it look magnificent. But, Since 2017 the place got commercialized and hundreds of huge Flood-lights (Halogen Lights) were installed at Rann of Kutch Desert area. The lights made Moon and Moonlight completely irrelevant. Now you can opt for visiting on any date without considering Full-Moon

    Full Moon Dates for Rann of Kutch

    DATE Moon Visibility at Rann
    November 15, 2024 100% Moon Visibility
    December 15, 2024 100% Moon Visibility
    January 14,2025 100% Moon Visibility
    February, 2025 100% Moon Visibility

     


     

    Rann Utsav Festival - Rann Of Kutch Dates 2024

    Moon Visibility as per group tour dates. 


    Update (as on July q4, 2024) : Weather conditions at Rann of Kutch

    The weather in the month of  December, January and February is pleasant during the day and nights are pretty cold. You need to carry warm clothes to keep you comfortable. The visibility is clear and night sky looks splendid. Average temperature for the day expected to be around 20°C and the night temperature is expected to go as low as 12°C. Average temperature for the month of December in Bhuj is expected to be around 29°C and the night temperature is expected to go to 12°C.

    Location
    Dholavira, Gujarat, India View on Map
    Cancellation, Rescheduling And Refund Policy
    • 90% will be refunded if cancelled 30 days (720+ hrs) in advance.
    • 75% will be refunded if cancelled 20 days (480+ hrs) in advance.
    • 50% will be refunded if cancelled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.
    • 0% refund if cancelled in less than 10 days (240 hours) of the event date and time.
    • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, does not reach the meeting point on scheduled date and time. 

    Cancellation Policy Explanation 

    1. The calculation will be based on total tour cost that you have booked. Incase you have paid only a partial amount, the partial payment (if any) is not taken into consideration for calculating refund percentage based on total tour cost. 
    2. If the event itself gets cancelled by Mischief Treks, The participant will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for 100% refund. No charges will be deducted and the Participant will gets full refund of the amount paid by him/her.
    3. If the Participant has initiated the cancellation request, The percentage of refund is applicable after deduction of third-party cancellation charges i.e. train and stay. The cancellation charges of train tickets and stay need to be paid by the participant. For this event the stay cancellation charges are 1500/- per person per night of stay, and train cancellation charges will be as applicable as per Indian Railways rules.
    4. Any external charges like convenience charges, train ticket booking charges of travel agents, or any other charges are not refundable.
    5. In case the train tickets booked for the tour remain in waiting until 24 hours prior to departure date, We can assist in getting Tatkal Tickets as per tatkal timing of IRCTC. Additional charges for Tatkal or premium needs to be paid by the participant as applicable. 
    6. In case tatkal or premium tatkal is not available and existing waiting list ticket gets cancelled by IRCTC, The participant will have to cancel his/her tour as per Point number 3 in this section. 
    7. Based on availability the Participant may be provided an option to reschedule the tour for a later date. The Rescheduling will be done as per residual amount after deducting stay cancellation charges and this would require differential charges to be paid by the participant.
    8. In case of Partial Payment for booking the slot, the balance payment needs to be paid 20 days prior to departure date and time. If the participant defaults in making payment and does not clear the dues 20 days prior to departure date, the partial amount will be forfeited and the participant will be considered drop out. 
    9. Non-Adherence to any of the terms and details explained on this page, or intentionally ignoring the terms will lead to disciplinary action against the said participant and he/she may be expelled from the group. 

    Rescheduling request by Participant 

    • If you need to reschedule your booking to any other date, it can be done after paying cancellation charges for stay and travel, booked for the given date. 
    • Rescheduling can only be done based on availability for the given date. 

    NOTE: Please do not book this event if you do not agree to the terms and details mentioned on this page. This mutually agreed cancellation policy is applicable to the participant and us as well. The Date and time of cancellation request sent to us will be considered for calculation of the applicable slab given above. The date and time of booking the event are not relevant for calculating the number of days and hours remaining between the event date and cancellation request. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to threaten/blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek due to the situation at your end . 

    The basis of the cancelation policy is to protect the participant and the organizers from undue financial losses arising out of unforeseen situations. If the event gets canceled due to the medical/personal emergency of the organising team member, the participants will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if there is a medical/personal emergency at the participant's end, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss.