Centre for Desert & Ocean

Centre for Desert & Ocean Kutch


About the location: Situated in village called Moti Virani in Kutch, the Centre for Desert & Ocean is the brainchild of a passionate environmentalist Jugal Tiwari and his son Shivam. The wildlife conservation organisation does bird watching trips focusing on the wildlife rich Banni grasslands in the arid region. The family is also involved in various community projects that the traveller can get insights into. These include, one-day nature education camps, installing water filters in village homes, providing tree saplings to village schools and more. Accommodation is in well-kept rooms with 24-hour solar-heated hot water and authentic Gujarati vegetarian meals are provided.

Brief History: CEDO was formed in 1960 with a view to propagate and preserve native plants and strengthen the native green cover of Kutch and other arid lands of Gujarat. The homestay was started in 2005 to offer serious nature travellers an opportunity to visit and learn from Kutch’s unique ecosystem.

Visiting Hours

The safari timings are suited to convenience; early morning and evenings are recommended.



How to get there

  • By Road By Road Nearest by road village is Nakhtrana which is 3 kilometers from CEDO.

  • By Train By Train Bhuj railway station lies on the western railways network

  • By Air By Air CEDO lies around 53 km northwest of Bhuj. Bhuj is well connected by air, rail and road. The Bhuj airport lies 4 km from the city and has ample domestic flights from major destinations in India.


Registered Tour Operators

Tour Operator

Kutch Tourism

Mobile 9426136955
Website http://www.rann-utsav.com
Tour Operator

Kutch Utsav Tour

Mobile 9913609090
Website http://www.kutchutsavtour.com
Tour Operator

Happy Holidays

Mobile 9978382038
Website http://www.happyholidaysbhuj.com
Tour Operator

Balaji Air Travels

Mobile 9825588263
Website http://www.balajiairtravels.com

Registered Tourist Guides

Tourist Guide

Dudabhai Harijan

Mobile 9909781833
Tourist Guide

Ganpatbhai Kanjibhai Makwana

Mobile 7433986398
Tourist Guide

Heena Suthar

Mobile 9825760181, 7572911822