About The Place: This 24km 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 of course draws people to watch these magnificent creatures. However, over 4000 km sanctuary harabours 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, 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 100Kms form Ahmedabad and Dasada is 95Kms from Ahemdabad which are the main entry points into the Sanctuary
By Train Patadi railway station is 25Kms away.
By Air Ahmedabad airport is the nearest airport and it is 100Kms away.