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Rann Utsav - The Tent City

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Dhordo Rann Utsav, The Tent City, Bhuj 370001 India
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A Culture Unravelled. A desert by definition, for those who value the beauty of culture, Rann is a vast ocean of cultural beauty. With a glorious past captured in its traditions this is a culture that not only preserves its essence but also celebrates it. Each village has its unique craft that has been mastered over centuries by the talented and uniquely artistic people of Kutch. Machine-made works of art pale in comparison to the exquisite craftsmanship of the Kutchi women who work with meticulous detail and astonishing accuracy. The variety of crafts range from weaving, patchwork, block printing, bandhani, tie-and-dye, rogan-art and other ethnic styles of embroidery, to pottery, wood-carving, metal-crafts and shell-work. With the specially organised fair, Rann Utsav is truly a festival that celebrates the varied art forms and handicrafts arising from different parts of Kutch.
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Vikram G wrote a review Feb 2022
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India23 contributions21 helpful votes
Mostly it was a great experience apart from really unhygienic dining hall experience during high tea. Flies were hovering all over the snacks and the servers were least bothered. Even the water jug had a dead fly inside. Apart from this the accommodation and other facilities were great. Try to visit in December or January. Feb onwards it becomes really hot so day activities cannot be enjoyed much.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Anil Agnihotri, General Manager at Rann Utsav - The Tent City
Responded 24 Mar 2022
Thank you for your review and for choosing our Tent City . We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and as far as dining hall experience is concerned, please note that Tent City is a temporary structure which is rebuilt each season. Although we do utmost care when it comes to Food & Beverage but some times things go other way around which is not accepted. We do appreciate your concern and in the coming season we will make sure such incident do not happen again. Once again we thank you for your understanding.
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Rsk M wrote a review Feb 2022
Kottayam, India611 contributions149 helpful votes
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Right from the pick-up at the airport to departure, it was a well-organized vacation. Well-manged reception and check-in facilities. Exemplary help from all angles. Men at your service always with a positive note. Much different from usual government establishments. Eco-friendly campus with sufficient Electric cart services on demand at any time. Nicely arranged tents. Even the Deluxe AC tent is good enough. Nice facilities inside room and washroom. Good veg. food and nice dining arrangements with AC hall. Even morning tea served to the tents. Refreshments even inside the bus trips. Well-planned trips to White Rann and Kalo Dungar with the guide. The hot weather was a hindrance to daytime activities. Sales showrooms, game zone, night entertainments are all well planned. This carnival also facilitates better livelihood at least for a few months for locals from otherwise barren areas. The White Rann is a different experience altogether and very much enjoyable. Complimentary camel cart rides are provided. But the rains that preceded had made many areas wet and slightly marshy so we have to be careful about our steps. The view from KaloDungar is magnificent. Sunrise and sunset views are very good
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Anil Agnihotri, General Manager at Rann Utsav - The Tent City
Responded 24 Mar 2022
Thank you very much for your candid review. It is always our top priority to make sure anyone visiting us should go back with good memories be it logistic, accommodation, Food & Beverage or sight seeing. Your experience gives us the confidence to do even better in the coming season. Although there are certain things such as rains which is beyond our control, it does make white rann wet and marshy and ultimately spoils the experience. By saying so we always expect people would come back. However the season of Rann Utsav ( November to February) is not rainy time but very rare case it does.once again thank you very much for your understanding.
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rajesh Ghy wrote a review Jan 2022
Guwahati, India223 contributions52 helpful votes
Hi I have been planning the Rann Utsav for last three Years but due to covid the plans were deferred but who could stop a traveller so I started planning in sept 2021 the trip to Rann Utsav with stay at premium tents at Tent City with my family and friends with total 16 pax .So I booked and planned for all and even though over journey took 24 hrs from Assam which was very tiring but all of it evaporated on reaching the tent city. We reached early at around 10am even though check in was late but on request we were allotted the tents @11Am itself by Mr Mittal the manager. Guys it is a complete eco sensitive zone so the whole of tent city is connected by e rickshaw .The tents were beautiful and each category of tents were located in cluster and overs was cluster A.A beautifully maintained ambience in around clusters and over manager Aman was a wonderful host who took care of all our requirements. Breakfast lunch and dinner were service at pre allotted dining halls .In addition to club house and indoor activities one can do helicopter rise ,para gilding and adventure activities. In the evening sunset visit and on return musical nights and DJ. In morning sunrise a must don't miss the white rann . Overall a must visit with family and friends but note no non vegetarian food and liquor is served in the tent city or say in whole of Gujarat. Rare to find a place for non vegetarian and liquor. For liquor please apply for e permit before your land or one will be wasting time to obtain one . .
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Anil Agnihotri, General Manager at Rann Utsav - The Tent City
Responded 25 Apr 2022
Dear Happy Guest. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our Tent City . We as a team enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay.
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Saloni Pathak Behrens Boklmann wrote a review Jan 2022
Gujarat, India2 contributions
I have travel many places still my heart call loudly to visit this beautiful place and I visited it. My eyes are blessed to see this incredible place, amazing people, amazing food. Are Kuch din to guzariye Gujarat, Kutch nai dekha to kya dekha..
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Anil Agnihotri, General Manager at Rann Utsav - The Tent City
Responded 25 Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your very kind words – we are all delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much. We do try hard to make our guests feel at home, and well taken care of. It is very rewarding to know how much our guests enjoy themselves.We are very confident that you will spread your experience with family & friends who are looking forward to visit the Rann Utsav.
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Talk2Arnab wrote a review Jan 2022
Chennai District, India20 contributions9 helpful votes
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Visiting Kutch was on our bucket list for quite a while, and this time, we decided to fulfil our wish. Our trip started from Bhuj where we requested for a personalized pick up. It was duly arranged by the tent city for additional cost. The journey from Bhuj to Tent city took about 1.5 hours. It was a scenic and smooth journey through the barren lands of Kutch. Let me clarify one thing here, Tent city and Rann Utsav are two separate attractions. Tent city is basically the biggest resort facility near the “Rann Utsav” site (5 mins walk from the main gate). Rann Utsav is more of a handicraft (along with other attractions) fair. There are a few other resorts which are near to the fair site. “Tent City” seemed to be the biggest and probably the best of the lot. Coming back to our trip, we reached Tent city around 12:30 PM. For the starters, it was a sight to behold. The whole resort was indeed developed like a “city” that is extremely well maintained and perfectly serviced to the needs of the tourists. It has multiple clusters of tents (probably 7-8 clusters), where the dedicated cluster managers will take care of the tourists. The check in was a centralized activity and you’ll be allotted your tent and clusters from there. For us, check in process was smooth, it took less than 10 mins to complete the formalities, and we were promptly guided to the carts and thereafter to our tent. Our luggage followed shortly. Accommodation: Staying in the tent was obviously one of the major highlights of the trip. Unfortunately, we could not get any high-end tents due to the rush. So, we settled for an AC deluxe tent. It was a medium sized tent with all the necessary facilities. Toilet was clean and well maintained. Food: Probably the most interesting part of the stay. They have all kinds of Veg and Jain varieties served fresh. Apart from the Lunch and Dinner, we found the evening snacks to be amazing. With the available varieties of veg dishes, you’ll not be missing non veg for sure. Sightseeing: As we booked for a 2 night- 3 days trip, there were a few complimentary tours available to us. We used them all. A trip to White Rann for Sunset, another one next morning for the Sunrise and the evening trip to Kalo Dungar. All the trips were well organized by the employees of the tent city only. They had AC buses which took us to all the sightseeing points (or till the point where buses can go). For there on, it was a short ride in Camel Carts/Jeeps. We enjoyed all the trips and would recommend the same to others. The Sunset at White Rann and the view from Kalo Dungar were definitely the highlights of our trip. Shopping: They have quite a few shops inside the compound. You can also go for shopping in the Rann Utsav fair. On top of that, while going to Kala Dungar, you can shop Handicraft items from “Gandhi Nu Gam”. Other attractions: They also have quite a few other attractions like Helicopter ride, Para motoring, cultural functions etc. After check out, we directly went to Rajkot using a cab booked through the tent city. We really enjoyed this journey due to our driver, Suresh Bhai. He is such a nice and knowledgeable person to have a ride with. He pointed us to all the important tourist attractions on the way. Also, he took us to a really nice place for Lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed the Gujrati thalis there. Overall, it turned out to be one of the memorable trips for us- Thank You Tent City!!!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Anil Agnihotri, General Manager at Rann Utsav - The Tent City
Responded 25 Apr 2022
Dear Guest. Thank you for your positive comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you will recommend us to your family, friends & all those who have yet to visit the Rann Utsav - The Tent City . Call us if there is anything we can help you with.
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Aarooshi wrote a review Dec 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Impeccable service, Super fun in-house recreation and entertainment activities, and extremely courteous staff - both for dining and for room service. Worth the money paid as every little thing was taken care of.. A special shout out to Mr. Vineet - Manager, Dining for being extremely patient with all our requests and made sure every guest was taken care of and attended to personally.. they all treated us with a smile every single time. I cant believe I came here for the 2nd time only to get even more satisfied and entertained. No it's not a paid review. I genuinely like to call out praises for people who earn them. Thank you to all..this experience just reiterates the fact that india is irreplaceable when it comes to service and warmth..
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Anil Agnihotri, General Manager at Rann Utsav - The Tent City
Responded 25 Apr 2022
Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant. Do checkout our Facebook and Twitter pages for promos that you might be interested in. Looking forward to seeing you again in coming season of Rann Utsav.
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Bimal Mehta wrote a review Dec 2021
Ahmedabad11 contributions1 helpful vote
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Amazing and outstanding place to visit. Spotlessly clean, great hospitality, very polite staff. Excellent food. Beautiful ambience. No other words to praise. Highly surprised to see, how Lallooji & sons are managing so well.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Anil Agnihotri, General Manager at Rann Utsav - The Tent City
Responded 20 Apr 2022
Thank you for choosing Tent City during Rann Utsav and taking time out for feedback. My team is delighted to hear that their efforts are appreciated. We all ensure you that we will continue to work on all the small details to make sure every one who visit us goes back with memorable experience.
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ROOPQM MISHRA wrote a review Dec 2021
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We booked tent city for 2N and 3 days for Rs.40000 thinking it will be worth spending this much amount at such a renowned location.The tents were not clean.The food is average.The dinning hall becomes a mess since there are so much of tourist and you might stand and eat your food.The time after the check out was the worst since we waited for almost one and half hour for our luggage to arrive from cluster to baggage desk. They kept on saying last bus at 9:30 am, we reached there at 9 to avoid crowd but than our wait lasted for one and half hour.Our bus left at 10:35am .The cultural program was not upto the mark.Would not recommend to stay here instead stay out of tent city as there are so many private resorts with much lesser price.The only highlight is White Rann which can be visited staying anywhere outside in Dhordo.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Anil Agnihotri, General Manager at Rann Utsav - The Tent City
Responded 25 Apr 2022
Dear Mr Mishra, thank you for your time to write this review, We apologise for this bad experience. We are very disappointed to hear that our logistic department did not meet your expectations. Your remarks are well noted and I personally will make every effort to remove all shortcomings in the coming season. We will make sure the next time to be more than expected.
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PreethiVemu wrote a review Dec 2021
Redmond, Washington84 contributions112 helpful votes
My friends & I had a magical weekend at Tent City for the Rannutsav. The whole weekend was managed very well, we experienced excellent hospitality by the staff and ate really yum Gujarati food. We stayed in the Darbari Tent and our cluster coordinators were really good (Thanks a lot, Iqbal Singh & Danish for a great weekend!). Our tents were really luxurious, built and maintained well. All our calls at all times were attended to by the Production and Operations teams. We went to Mandvi and skipped Kala Dungar because we wanted to experience more of the Rann. We had a tour coordinator assigned to us - Shushobhit who was knowledgeable in local history and culture and spent the weekend guiding us to great food and view spots. Our food requests were served always with a smile by the F&B team led by Mr.Ram Krishna (the waiter team remembered our tea and hot water requests, always helped us fill our bottles with water because we wanted to convserve plastic bottle usage) - we were served Gujarati delicacies like Sev Tomato, Undhiyu and Dabeli for lunch and snacks , all of these were our special requests - this definitely is one of the best food I’ve eaten on a holiday.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: It is expensive but very well worth it to book in the VIP cluster, especially in the COVID time.
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Response from Anil Agnihotri, General Manager at Rann Utsav - The Tent City
Responded 25 Apr 2022
Thank for your wonderful words explaining your experience you had at Tent City .We are so glad you found your stay comfortable and enjoyable. At our Tent City nothing is better than Darbari Tents a regal abode offering a whole range of imperial indulgence, additionally also provided are special services such as express check in and exclusive transfers for your convince. Once again thank you for your review and we are confident you will spread around your experience to those planning their trip to Rann Utsav-The Tent City.
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Biyas wrote a review Dec 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India161 contributions92 helpful votes
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We stayed here for the 3N/4D package. Though we did not take their fixed bus tours to Mandvi, Kalo Dungar etc, but we enjoyed the rest of the facilities very much. The scale was massive. It is a full city inside with tents in clusters having cluster managers, huge dining hall, handicraft shops, rejuvenation center, evening entertainment, package tours etc. There were golf carts to roam around from point to point. The food was excellent. The whole thing was professionally managed. The staff were helpful. The tents were basic but nice. The only problem was communication with the reception. One of the many reception staff gave her mobile number which she never picked up. The cluster manager was not present most of the time. There was no intercom in the tents. So for wifi password (which changed everyday) and any enquiry we had to go to the reception calling a golf cart.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Anil Agnihotri, General Manager at Rann Utsav - The Tent City
Responded 26 Apr 2022
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. We have noted your concerns related to internal communication, in the coming season we will ensure such short-comings are well organised.Our goal is always to exceed your expectations! If there’s anything we can help you with during your next visit, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
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$137 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaGujaratKutch DistrictBhuj
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Nearby attractions include Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary (5.1 km).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
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Yes, Rann Utsav - The Tent City offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.