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Also known as the Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary, it is located in the Little Rann of Kutch in the Gujarat state. One of the largest wildlife sanctuary in India, it is the only place, where the Asiatic Wild Ass species Onager (Equus hemionus) locally called Khacchar is found. The Rann is one of the rare and unique landscapes of its kind in the entire world. Due to its biological diversity and endangered species such as dalmatian pelican, lesser flamingo, sarus crane, caracal, desert fox, black cobra etc., the sanctuary is all set to be enlisted as a World Natural Heritage site in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage. The Little Rann lies south east of the Great Rann, and large parts are flooded to depths upt to 2 m during the monsoon.
The Rann can be considered a large ecotone, a transitional area between marine and terrestrial ecosystems. During the monsoon, a large parts are flooded to depths of up to 2m. It is dotted with about 74 salt-free higher grounds, locally called 'bets'. The famous bets are the Pung-bet, Vacha-bet and the Jhilandan-bet. Also there are intermediary areas that have less salt content, known as kala lana areas.
The sanctuary offers in an open jeep to its visitors. The Rann Riders Resort in Dasada (Muzahid Malik at +919879786006) and the Royal Safari Camp in Bajana (+919925200657) also organizes safaris to the Sanctuary.
Opens : Sunrise to Sunset. Since it is located in a sensitive
border area, one have to get prior persmission to visit this sanctuary.