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Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat

The entire Little Rann of Kutch known as the "Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary" is a featureless expanse of flat land - the sea bed - dotted with islands known as "Baits" which form the core for the flora and fauna. This is the largest wildlife sanctuary in India.

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In India the Indian wild ass represents the horse tribe. In the Little Rann of Kutch, the asses are attracted by the flat grass covered expanses known as bets or islands where coarse grasses spring up In monsoon.

With the advent of summer, the asses move to oilier bets in which there is perennial supply of water and grass.

As for speed and stamina, there is no one in the animal kingdom to match the wild ass as they are capable of marathon runs at a pace of about 24 km/h for as long as two hours, reaching a top speed of 70 km/h over short distances. The wild ass is a strong animal and a stallion will fight viciously for the possession of the mare in the mating season. The combatants rear up on their hindlegs, and kick and bite viciously. After mating one fowl is born between July and September.

Besides the wild ass, the wildlife consists of rare and endangered Ghudkhur (Equs hemionus khur) not found anywhere else in the world. Others, such as the Blue-Bull, Chinkara, Hedgehog and carnivores such as the Wolf, Jackal, Fox, Jungle and Desert Cats can also be found here in large numbers. A variety of birds - almost three hundred species, can be seen in and around the Rann during winter. Cranes and Flamingos can be seen in thousands. Rare birds such as the Houbara Bustard, Falcons, a large number and species of larks and other arid region birds can be seen. Reptiles such as snakes, tortoises, lizards, are also found. Watch towers, a tourist complex and other tourist related facilities are in place to enhance wildlife viewing in this unique habitat.

Wildlife Safari

Travelling on the vast Rann in an open jeep is a refreshing and exciting experience. The sunrise and sunset are breathtaking, displaying exotic hues. Viewing wildlife is an exciting and thrilling adventure. It is more satisfying to observe animal behaviour than mere sighting. A minimum of three/four day's stay is recommended. There are morning and evening excursions in Jeeps/Mini coaches that seat a comfortable number of persons and are conducted at a leisurely pace.
The safaris, besides wildlife also include visits to ancient monuments and inland salt works and other places of interest. Explanations and anecdotes, during the whole safari will keep one, enthralled.

Excursions and other Activities

Excursions for viewing a typical Saurashtra village, handloom weaving and dyeing units and the village potter are available.

For people interested in birds and photography; special rides and camouflaged boats can be provided.

Trekking and living with seasonally migrating Rabari and Bharwad tribes. Camps on the edge of the Rann are operated between July and September each year.

Camel and Jeep safaris in and across the Rann with tented camps on the Baits, lasting three to seven days can be arranged.

Distance from

Ahmedabad    Viramgam Rajkot Bhuj
110 kms 45 kms.  175 kms. 268 kms.
2 and ½ hours.   1 hours.     3 and ½ hours. 6 hours

Guests can be taken care of, from the time they alight at Ahmedabad Airport/Railway Station or Viramgam Railway Station. Transfers from any major city of Gujarat for groups of over fifteen people can be arranged.

 

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Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary Tour Packages

At this moment we don't have any specific Tour package for Wild Ass Sanctuary, but our representative would be happy to assist you if you are planning to visit Wild Ass Sanctuary you can contact us with your query on the given phone numbers / email.

Tel + 91- 120 - 40526011 - 98 (88 hunting lines are available)

(24 hrs helpline) + 91 - 9212777223 / 24 / 25

Email: info@indiawildliferesorts.com

 

Wildlife in Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary

Besides the wild ass, the wildlife consists of rare and endangered Ghudkhur (Equs hemionus khur) not found anywhere else in the world. Others, such as the Blue-Bull, Chinkara, Hedgehog and carnivores such as the Wolf, Jackal, Fox, Jungle and Desert Cats can also be found here in large numbers. A variety of birds - almost three hundred species, can be seen in and around the Rann during winter. Cranes and Flamingos can be seen in thousands. Rare birds such as the Houbara Bustard, Falcons, a large number and species of larks and other arid region birds can be seen. Reptiles such as snakes, tortoises, lizards, are also found. Watch towers, a tourist complex and other tourist related facilities are in place to enhance wildlife viewing in this unique habitat.

 

Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary Travel Information

General Information

Location : Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India

Area : 4954 Sq. Kms.

Language : Gujarati, Hindi, and English

Establish : 1972

Altitude : 02 to 03 mts. above sea level

Time to Visit : October to March

Climate : The climate of the region is extreme with May being the hottest month. The average temperature during this time is around 31C. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 11C. During the monsoon, the whole region becomes flooded with rainwater.

How to Reach Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary

By Air: Bhuj is the nearest airport, while Ahmedabad is the most convenient airport

By Rail : Viramgam is the nearest railhead.

By Road: Wild Ass sanctuary is connected by road to other parts of the country. One can get to the park in a four wheeler, preferably a sturdy vehicle like a jeep, as the roads may be a bit bumpy and uneven as some points. To reach from Ahmedabad, take the NH8A to Sarkhej, state highway to Bajana via Sanand, Viramgam, Mandal, Dasada and Zainabad.