Bhavna Resort and Farm – An Overview

Bhavna Resort and Farm is a bright and charming little getaway that is located in the Surendranagar district that lies in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat state in Western India.

Located close to the Bajana gate of the Little Rann of Kutch, this homely place is convenient to stay and enjoy not just the wonders of the Wild Ass Sanctuary but also several heritage sites and famous temples that lie along the Ahmedabad – Bhuj corridor which connects the Little and Great Ranns of Kutch.

I had the pleasure of sojourning at this cheerful and cozy retreat during my visit to the Little Rann of Kutch, on my return from the Rann Utsav at the Great Rann of Kutch. Adding to the enjoyment, was that we had the delightful company of good friends of ours from Ahmedabad, Anand and Sujata.

A comfortable stay and delicious Gujarati cuisine are the highlights of this resort.

Enjoy the pleasures of Bhavna resort and farm as I take you through its pleasantly rustic environs.

 

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Bhuj – Things to do in and around

I straddle the present and the past … I am the gateway to the former and the hatchway into the latter. I might appear nondescript, dusty and even desolate at first sight. But scratch my surface and I gently reveal a host of wonders that will amaze you.

I am Bhuj, the phoenix that rose out of the shattering earth quake of 2001, I am Bhuj, a city far from ordinary, I am Bhuj, as modern as today and as ancient as forever.

Come visit me and soak in the history that I am seeped in. Sense my resilience and savor my gentleness and be amazed at the fruitfulness of my barrenness !!!

I am Bhuj and I invite you to revel in my glory.

Meet me in in the heart of the great Kutch district of the Western Indian state of Gujarat.

 

 

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The Tent City – Rann Utsav Excursions

As mentioned in the earlier post, the The Tent City is a resort that makes an appearance for four months of the year in order to celebrate what is known as the Rann Utsav or White Rann Festival.

This is an event initiated by Gujarat Tourism, to showcase the marvels of the land and people and culture of the Great Rann of Kutch, a vast tract of salt desert in the western state of Gujarat in India.

The beauty of the The Tent City is that it not just about providing resort accommodation to the tourist. Its inclusive packages also aim to extend an immersive and integrated experience to the guest, by organizing visits to the key areas of the Great Rann of Kutch, for that is the wonder that one has travelled all the way to be amazed at.

Part 2 – Tent City Excursions

Also see Part 1 – The Tent City – An Overview

 

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The Tent City – Rann Utsav at the Great Rann of Kutch – An Overview

The Rann Utsav or White Rann Festival is an annual cultural extravaganza  that is held at the Great Rann of Kutch, a vast tract of salt desert in the western state of Gujarat in India.

This initiative of Gujarat Tourism is organized during the winter months of November to February when the weather is conducive to tourism. The event is a transient window that opens up to display to us the magnificence and the scintillating features and culture of this distinctive land.

Temporary resorts are established so that tourists from the world over can experience the surreal allure of this region which is unique in its geography, landscape and natural manifestations.

There are multiple operators who provide resort and tour facilities for the duration of the season but the biggest of them all is The Tent City which is run by Lallooji and Sons.

This is the story of my stay at The Tent City, where I had the pleasure of experiencing the gorgeousness of this enormous expanse of Gujarat, which is like none other in this entire world !!!

‘Banayiye apni Rann ki kahaniyan’ goes the tag line of the Tent City … ‘Create your stories out of the Rann’.

So stay with me and listen to the story of my Rann’devous, as I Rann you through all the multi hued details.

Part 1 of the Rann Utsav featuring The Tent City – An Overview.

Also continue to Part 2 – Rann Utsav, Excursions from The Tent City

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Organics Millets International Trade Fair 2019 – OMITF 2019 – Day 3

The Organics and Millets International Trade Fair 2019 (OMITF2019) scheduled for Jan 18th-20th, 2019, was held at the Tripuravasini Gate, at the Bangalore Palace grounds.

This post gives you glimpses of the grand finale on Day 3, Jan 20th, 9.30am – 8pm.

You can also find the Highlights of Day 1 and Day 2 here.

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