Fairs & Festivals

KACHCHH is the place of life where everyone enjoys life with vibrant Fairs and Festivals. Among them some are very unique and traditional fairs. Where different tribes of kachchh like, Rabari, Ahir, Marwada, Meghwal, Sodha, Jat, Koli and all other communities comes and celebrate with extreme joy . Specially after monsoon is the season of fairs and festivals. Specially Fairs in East Kachchh like, RAVECHI MELA, WONDH MELA, SANGWARI MELA, in August or September. And its worth to visit for all but heaven for Photographers. And fairs in West Kachchh are Mota Yaksh mela, Hajipir mela, Matiya Dev mela , Mai mela. In North Kachchh- Dhrang Mela , Dattatrey ( kaladungar ) mela, Sadhara mela, Dhinodhar dada, fulpir mela are worth to explore . And in South Kachchh Shitla mata , Rukanpir mela, are good. And there are several other fairs too.

Kachchh – Gujarat is also famous for vibrant festivals, thats why people says its the land of Love and Joy where everyone enjoys life and everyone dance during 9 nights long festival Navratri . every village, street , homes decorated during Diwali and Ied. And no one can save himself from colour during the Holi – festival of Colour. And entire sky looks colourful on the kites day – uttrayan festival. Janmasthmi is the festival with sweets and fairs for whole month !

Rann Utsav

Kachchh, located in the State of Gujarat,is blessed with one of the most ecologically and culturally abundant landforms. The brimming profusion of nature’s beauty, culture and tradition, superfluity of colors and celebration, cornucopia of joy and beauty, all together reflect the magnificence of the kaleidoscopic Kachchh. Particularly, the spectacular sight of boundless white desert under the moonlightpresents the stunning creation of nature, unique to this world.

It’s a Rann Utsav, the Carnival of Music, Dance ; Culture of Gujarat. Enhance the nature beauty of White Rann when the light of Full Moon spread it on the white land. The Festival starts every year in November onwards at Kachchh, Gujarat ; marks this celebration till Holi. Lots of Tourist visit from different parts of the world just to feel the view of shimmering landscape at Rann Utsav. Especially a full moon night gives the enchanting moment when the moon light flashes on desert sand. The white milky color gives the glimpse of Heaven on earth. Cool Breeze ; flashlight of full moon welcomes the tourist to live the lifetime memorable experience.

Every year it organizes with the support of Gujarat Tourism. This includes many activities like the Traditional Cultural Dance, Cultural Act shows, Camel Safari, Musical Moments, Live in Tents ; many more activities at Rann Utsav. Rann Utsav is an awesome festival of Kachchh, Gujarat, India. It is a Carnival of Music, Dance, nature beauty of White Rann and much more then that when visit under the full Moon. Kachchh Rann Utsav is the shimmering landscape that gives the enchanting moments of this Fest, which feels like as Heaven On Earth during Festival Time. In fact, it’s a Family holiday destination to explore fun moments and store in cameras for life time. Rann utsav will be from 1st November to 20th February.

Tribal Festivals in the Kachchh Region

Festival Village Hindu Cal. Date/English Cal. Date Community
Mai Bhambhi Mai Maha sud, 7/8/9 Feb Jat Muslim
Mahashivratri Dhrang Mahasud, 13/14 Feb Ahir/Rabari/Hindu
Abdapir Ramper Fagan Vad, 1 / 2 March Rajput/Hindu
Hajipir Sodrana Chaitra sud , 6/7/8 April Muslim/ Hindu
Rukanshapir Talvana Chaitra sud, 10/11 April Muslim
Jeshal Toral Anjar Chaitra sud, 14 April Hindu
Gulamalishah pir Kera Chaitra sud ,15 April, Chaitra vad ,1 /2 April Khoja Muslim
Matia Pir Gudthar Chaitra vad ,1/2/3 April Hindu
Shitla mata Mandvi, Mundra Chaitra vad ,13 May Ahir/Rabari
Mamaidev Traijar Chaitra vad ,14 may  
Pathapir Bhedi Vaishakh vad, 1/2/3 May Lohana , Vania , Banushali and Muslim
Ravechi Raav Bhadarva sud ,7/8 September Ahir/Patel/Rabari
Ramdevpir Vijpasar Bhadarva sud ,10/11 September Ahir/Rabari
Sangwali mata Janan Bhadarva ,13/14 September Ahir/Rabari
Pankerser Kabrau Bhadarva vad, 10 September Ahir/ Rabari
Mota Yaksh Saira Bhadarva vad ,12/13/14 September Hindu
Jogniar Sanger Bhadarva vad ,14/15 September Ahir
Habaimata Habai Asho sud ,7/8/9 October Ahir/Rabari