Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest sanctuary of Gujarat. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary occupies an area of 7505.22 square kilometers. The Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary of Gujarat comprises of forest area, revenue wasteland and territorial water of the Arabian Sea. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the north-eastern part of Kutch district that borders Pakistan and Wild Ass Sanctuary. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary was so declared in February 1986 and is the largest sanctuary of the country.
Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary of Gujarat has vast area of sun-baked mud flats that are salt impregnated. Some of the area around Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat have small patches of uplands and the hilly islands of the sanctuary are called bets. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary has marine calcareous grit and oyster bed in the shore bordering the Arabian sea.
Major Wildlife Attractions:
Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary
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 Sandgrouse, Flamingoes, Francolin Partridge, Desert Larks, Houbara Bustard, Bustard Quails, Desert Wheatear, Short Toed Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Storks, Ducks, Cranes and Pelicans.
Best Time to Visit:
The months of November to March is considered the best time to visit the sanctuary.
Air: The nearest airport is situated in the city of Ahmedabad.
Rail: Ahmedabad railway station has direct trains to most of the key cities of India.
Road: Little Rann of Kutch is well connected with Ahmedabad by road.
Wild Ass, Gazelle, Blue Bull
4950 Sq. Kms.