RANN OF KUTCH- A DESSERT DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER DESSERT
The Rann of Kutch is a unique place on earth with an unending possibility of exploration, numerous sites for unbelievable sights and unforgettable experiences
Rann of Kutch is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India and the Sindh province of Pakistan.
The Great 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.
In a specially designed jeep you can race through the expanse of the Rann with the wind in your face. Alternatively you can take a leisurely camel safari to see the wildlife . Or you can be driven at a more leisurely pace to the neighbouring villages where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of the different tribal communities
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE RANN OF KUTCH
The Great Rann of Kutch along with the Littlle Rann of Kutch is famous as the world’s last refuge of the Indian Wild Ass (Khur) for the conservation of which it has been declared as the Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary.It was established to protect the endangered Asiatic Wild Ass ( Gudhur) which is found nowhere else in the world. The Gudkur is a member of the horse family ans has the strength and grace of a horse. In the Little ran of Kutch one can also see the Blue Bull, Wolf, Jackal, Fox, Jungle and dessert cat.
As parts of the Rann of floods in the monsoon it is an important staging ground for migratory birds. It a popular breeding ground for flamingos. The trumpeting of thousands of graceful cranes brings life to the beautiful desolate Rann. Also large flock of waders, waterfowls and raptors and larks arrive on the scene, making it popular destination for photographers and bird watchers
- For photography enthusiasts, special rides and camouflaged jeeps can be organized
- A trip to a typical Kutchi village and an insight into the art of handloom weaving and Dyeing Units can be enticing due to the vibrantly colored dyes and the exquisite craftsmanship. The age old craft of pottery can also be viewed from close quarters
- Tribal life is best experienced with the tribal people and there is no substitute for a stay at the typical tents
- Patola Silk Sarees, Bandhanis, Ghagra-cholis and marriage costumes are the specialty here. You will also find interesting wall hangings, embroidered quilts, cradle clothes, cloth toys, embroidered footwear, lacquer furniture and curios. These are mostly around the Wild Ass Sanctuary
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