About The Place: This 24 km national park conservation of another precious ecosystem can be discovered at the Wild Ass Sanctuary of Little Rann. The unique white desert terrain and landscape are irresistible to tourists. Safaris by jeeps and bird watching trips during winter add to the excitement.
Being the world’s only natural habitat for wild ass, the sanctuary ofcourse draws people to watch these magnificent creatures. However, over 4000 km of sanctuary harbors a large variety of bird population. The Rann was a shallow part of the Gulf of Kutch earlier. It is formed through the process of siltation of marine estuary. During monsoon, the discharge of river and rain waters together with sea water blown up due to south west winds, the Rann becomes a vast shallow sheet of water which dries up by October to November.
Especially when the terrain becomes a wetland, birds of many flocks fly down from faraway lands to breed and nest in the peculiar landscape.
Look out for: Flamingos, Pelicans, Spoonbills, Glossy Ibis and Painted Storks etc.
Be one of few to Record: Houbara Bustard, Eurasian Marsh Harrier and Bee Eater.
Seasons: Pre-monsoon to winter.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit is between November and February.
Dawn–dusk, 16th Octover to 15th June Every Year
By Road Bajana is 100 Km from Ahmedabad and Dasada is 95 Km from Ahmedabad which are the main entry points into the Sanctuary.
By Train Patdi railway station is 25 Km away from the Sanctuary.
By Air Ahmedabad airport is the nearest airport and it is 100 Km away from the Sanctuary.