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“Great birding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little Rann of Kutch

Little Rann of Kutch
Thar Desert, India
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Guwahati, India
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“Great birding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The little Rann is a vast salt marsh with its iconic inhabitant the Ghudkhur galloping across in healthy numbers. The fawn and white animals are quite curious of their visitor and stand around happily till you approach them when they thunder across. The real revelation was the teeming birds, almost all migratory they gather in vast numbers at the water edge, the pink hued flamingos add colour and their graceful strut makes time fly by. The Rann is a big producer of salt ,the shimmering salt piles make a surreal sight on moon lit nights. Talking to the families that live at the pans for the production season is fascinating and enlightening, its made me realise not to take the salt of the earth for granted. The best season would probably be late December to the end of January for the birds and the sights. Highly recommended as a different wild life destination.

Visited January 2013
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badin,sindh
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“love of my parents”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

i love india... i love gujrat... my ancestors had migrated from gujrat 2 sindh... i am from sindh pakistan... i like nd love all these places , where my parents live, walk. eat, drink nd share d important time of their lives.... ash rahimoon

Visited April 2013
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Northants
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“A habitat under threat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This is the only place where you can see the Indian wild Khur. There is ongoing encroachment into its habitat. Our naturalist told us that for all bird species in Gujarat, populations are in decline. Many of the birds are listed as of least concern. This way of assessing the vulnerability of species needs to be reviewed in the light of the fact that it is the habitat of all of them that is actually under threat. Once there is insufficient habitat left, we will lose every species.

The Little Rann of Kutch is a wonder of the world, and needs protection.

Visited May 2012
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“Rugged dry terrain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) is not all that little....it spans almost 4600 sq kms in area and is home to the Ghudkhur, or Asiatic Wild Donkey, found only in Kutch and in Ladakh.

We took the safari conducted by the noted naturalist Devjibhai Dhamecha from Dhrangadhra. For those who are on a budget, I would recommend a stay at Mr Dhamecha's residence at Dhrangadhra. For 500 per person, its a very simple and clean accommodation, inclusive of vegetarian meals. Either of his sons Ajay or Vijay, will drive you in their jeep (Rs 2000 for 5 people for half a day) and take you to Bejana to the Wild Donkey Safari.

We spotted the Khur, Nilgais, Siberian Cranes, Larks, and the Lesser Flamingos in the wetlands. The landscape was so parched and arid, but loved the drive.

Visited January 2013
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“Little Rann of Kutch...likes to visit again.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) is amazing place to visit. An unbounded stretch of plane and barren landscape at first look and it takes a while to adjust the environment and when you start to think that you may not even see a sparrow or a rabbit ,there you go, with some of the most wonderful wildlife species found in India.

A word of caution though, do take proper care while choosing the Resorts nearby and there guides as in my case the complementary safari offered by The Royal Safari Resort, Bajana proved to be a phony joke.

Lots and lots of birds, from thumb size little sparrows to giant and beautiful flamingos and cranes and majestic Indian eagle. There are a lot of other bird species found and if you a bird lover/watcher LRK has much more to offer you then any other desert.

Of course the main attraction of the LRK is Khur or Asiatic wildass. Fox, jackal, spotted dears, blue bulls, mongoose and countless birds of all kinds.

I was on a one day visit to LRK and that to spoiled by choosing the wrong resort. But it’s worth spending more than a couple of days and choose your guide ad resort wisely, there many in the area.

Visited October 2012
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