Little Rann of Kutch

Dates: 26th –29th January 2020

Known for being the last refuge for the Indian Wild Ass, Little Rann of Kutch is a large salt marsh situated in Gujarat. The Little Rann of Kutch is a Ramsar Site and birding paradise. Birding at the lakes and marshes in the rann is very rewarding. In winter, Demoiselle and Common Crane are seen in large numbers. Flamingos, pelicans, storks, ibises, spoonbill, a variety of ducks and other waterfowl are also seen. The Rann is also the hunting ground of raptors like Short-toed Eagle, buzzards, Aquila eagles, six species of falcon, and three species of harriers. It is one of the few places where hundreds of harriers can be seen roosting on open ground at night. And of course, it is the perfect place to see the Indian Wild Ass. The main carnivores of the Little Rann are the Indian Wolf, Desert Fox, Indian Fox, Jackal, Desert and Jungle Cat, and Striped Hyena. The elegant Blackbuck, Nilgai or Blue Bull, and Chinkara are the other mammals seen.

Grade: Easy

Charges: Rs. 19,900/- for members, and Rs. 21,400/- for others (ex-Ahmedabad)

Accommodation: Twin sharing

Reporting: Ahmedabad railway station at 10:00 a.m. on Day One. Drop off at Ahmedabad at 12:30 p.m. on Last Day How to Reach: Ahmedabad is well connected by air, rail, and road with major cities.

Rail: You can take BCT Duronto Exp (12268) which leaves Mumbai late at night and arrives in Ahmedabad early next morning; there are many trains that arrive at Ahmedabad early in the morning.

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