RANN OF KUTCH

Rann of Kutch, along with the Little Rann of Kutch and the Banni grasslands on its southern edge, is situated in the district of Kutch and comprises some 30,000 square kilometres (10,000 sq mi) between the Gulf of Kutch and the mouth of the Indus River in southern Pakistan. The marsh can be accessed from the village of Kharaghoda in Surendranagar District.

In India's summer monsoon, the flat desert of salty clay and mudflats, which average 15 meters above sea level, fill with standing waters. The greatest extent between the Gulf of Kutch on the west and the Gulf of Cambay on the east get united during the monsoon.

Gir Little Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary is famous as Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary. Little Rann of Kutch is a fantastic destination for the wildlife lovers. Wild Ass Sanctuary was established in 1972. The inner run of the water from sea in Little Rann of Kutch make the sanctuary a marshy ground and allow a large diversity of the wild animals to reside at this place. Irregular grassland also called as baits make the major vegetation in the Rann of Kutch. These are few islands in the sanctuary where uncouth grasses jump up in the rainy season. In the dry period, the wild asses go to regions which are supplied with drinking water. Rann of Kutchh Wildlife Sanctuary of Gujarat is the only abode of Asiatic Wild Ass in India. The chestnut-brown animal is the last survivor of wild horse family of the Indian subcontinent and is found nowhere in the country except the Thar Desert of Gujarat. The other wildlife attractions of the Little Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary include Gazelle, Blue Bull, Wolf, Indian Foxes, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Hare, etc. The famous bird species found inhabiting Indian Little Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary are Laggar Falcon, Spotted & Indian Sand grouse, Flamingos, Francolin Partridge, Desert Larks, Houbara Bustard, Bustard Quails, Desert Wheatear, Short Toed Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Storks, Ducks, Cranes and Pelicans.

Activities

  • Jeep and camel cart safaris in the Rann of Kutch
  • The resort has a small lake, lawns and gardens with sit-outs
  • Hammocks hung in an Eucalyptus plantation
  • A swimming pool that doubles as an irrigation tank recycling pool water for agriculture in the arid region near the Rann of Kutch
  • Extensive grounds for indoor and outdoor games
  • Music and dance performances of local communities can be arranged at extra cost
  • Rann of Kutch Camel safaris
  • Horse back riding
  • Camel cart tours of the Rann
  • Village tours by camel cart with or without accommodations in camel wagon with the nomads
  • Village safaris by vehicle
  • Fishing on `you catch we cook' or `catch and release' basis at our own lake

Horse Safaris

Horse safaris, organized by Rann Riders, are a unique experience that enables you to enjoy both the thrill of cross-country riding with opportunities to watch wildlife and meet local communities.

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Rann Riders

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