RANN OF KUTCH
A desert landscape which serves as a nesting ground for wintering migrants. The perfect retreat for birding enthusiasts!
Activity Level Easy
Accomodation Type Cozy
An unusual marshland spanning an area of approximately 10,000 Sq. Km, Rann of Kutch, a seasonal salt marsh, bedecks the western tip of Gujarat with its charm. ‘’Rann’’ means desert and ‘’Kutch’’ is a district of which this region is a part. Reputed as the largest salt desert in the world, Rann of Kutch is home to wide array of flora & fauna and a sojourn to migratory birds. The Little Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary spreads over 4950 sq km in area, comprising a range of habitats from saline desert plains, arid grasslands, rocky and thorn scrubs to lakes and marshes. The sanctuary is known for its herds of the Asiatic Wild Ass (one of its kind) along with population of Gazelles, Blue Bulls, Wolves, Indian Foxes, Jackals, Jungle Cats, Hares etc. However it is now a hugely popular bird watching site with a number of birding sights where one can see birds such as Short-eared Owl, Montagu’s & Pallid Harriers, Dalmatian & Great White Pelicans, Greater & Lesser Flamingos, Greater Spotted, Steppe & Eastern Imperial Eagles, White-rumped Vultures, Egyptian Vultures, Common Cranes, Pied Avocets, Northern Shovelers, Eurasian Wigeons, Sandgrouse, Partridges, Quails, Larks, Short Toed Eagles, Kestrels, Falcons, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Chiffchaff, Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Pale Sand Martins, Red-rumped & Wire-tailed Swallows etc.
- Internal Transportation in AC Vehicles.
- Stay For 2 Nights at Dasada.
- All Meals at Resort.
- 4 Birding Sessions.
- Safari, Guide & Forest Entry Charges.
- Sessions on Bird Photography, Bird Identification.
- GW Mentor.
- Train / Airfare
- Food During Train & Road Travel.
- Bottled Water in Train and Resort.
- Camera Fees.
- Extra Safaris.
- Laundry & Telephone Charges.
- Tips & Gratuities.
- All Applicable Taxes.
- Things Which are Not Mentioned in Inclusions.
Board the flight for Ahmedabad. Reach Ahmedabad early in the morning at 04:00 hrs. Upon arrival leave for Dasada. Dasada is about 100 km from Ahmedabad and is located on the edge of Little Rann Of Kutch, which is an extension of the Rann Of Kutch onto Saurashtra. Dasada is known for bird watching and the only place in India where Wild Ass can be found. The Asiatic wild Ass or Gudkhur is one of the most endangered species in the world. Arrival at Dasada by 06:00 hrs, leave for the first bird watching safari in Little Rann Of Kutchh. Later, check-in at the resort. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch followed by time to rest. In the evening enjoy another bird watching ssession at the Little Rann Of Kutchh. Dinner and overnight at the resort.
Full day at this magnificent place. Enjoy bird watching sessions as you explore Dasada on your morning & evening safaris. Just keep your eyes open and your cameras ready, you never know which moment would be your best shot. Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner and overnight at resort.
Another early morning safari in the Little Rann Of Kutchh. Explore the areas in search of the rich birdlife found here. This would be our last safari, and we hope of getting glimpses of some of the exclusive species that are found here! Post the safari, we will enjoy a hearty breakfast. Later leave for the journey back to Ahmedabad to board the respective flights back home.
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- What to expect on this tour?
All our birding tours are led by experienced birding mentors, thus offering the best bird watching opportunities. The major attraction would be seeing and photographing the varied birdlife found in the Little Rann Of Kutchh along with other mammal species.
- Is there a train option to this location?
Yes, trains can be opted, however opting for a train journey might make you compromise on the typical itinerary. Contact our travel consultants to figure out the best possible options.
- What is the usual sharing in vehicles & accommodation?
The accommodations are always on double sharing basis unless otherwise opted for. Single sharing basis attracts an additional nominal fee, while triple sharing allows you to be eligible for a small discount.
Safari vehicles as well as internal transit vehicles (such as SUVs) are usually shared between 6 people, unless indicated otherwise. Specific Photography Mentoring Tours have 4-in-a-vehicle. Exclusive jeeps can be reserved by a group after paying a surcharge.(group size less than 6)
- Who all can be a part of this tour?
Anybody who is fond of wildlife or is a first timer are welcome. It is apt for anybody who wishes to experience this journey. Children of any age group, accompanied by adults can be a part of the safaris. For a detailed inquiry you can always ask our experts for advice.
- Benefits of travelling with Go Wild?
We pride in being experts in wildlife for over a decade and hence traveling with us is stress free, fun oriented, interactive and knowledge based. You will surely return home as a better wildlifer!
- Is it safe?
Open jeep safaris & even nature trails conducted by us follow the highest safety standards, and we take all necessary precautions involved. We respect the wild animals and their comfort, and keep adequate distance while photographing them. However its worthy of noting, that being cautious goes a long way in preventing any mishaps.
- Can I get Veg/ Jain food?
Apart from the stays in Forest Rest Houses; food menu is usually tailor made according to the group. Veg food is available at all locations, and Jain food can be arranged for if informed at the time of booking.