Trips and Itineraries for Surendranagar
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Little Rann of Kutch
The Little Rann of Kachchh lies across the districts of Surendranagar, Rajkot, Patan, Banaskantha and Kutch, and there are different points of entry. Dhrangadhra made sense for us because it had guesthouses, hotels and other things we would need, especially since ours was a budget travel and we couldn’t afford to splurge on the larger resorts that are in Dasada or Range Bajana. We hired a local jeep for a day long safari into the sanctuary twice, the first time we couldn’t see the Wild Ass and we were willing to give it another shot. And we were glad we did! Though making a trip to see a Wild Ass might attract a few sniggers, this animal is more a horse than a donkey, a shy and fast animal that is now endangered. Though our Safaris did set us back by about Rs. 2000, local jeeps are cheaper than the resort Safaris which charge the same for a few hours! Not to mention, that when you hire a jeep its more flexible! We saw more birds than I had thought possible, we could barely keep up with the names! Especially when we approached a marshy, wet tract, where every direction had a flock of different birds. The Rann was in many ways a dreamlike experience, in many ways this was because looking keenly out into the desert for an animal and instead being greeted by mirages can be disorienting. But the quality of a strandedness, that travelling through the Rann gives you is thrilling.
It is a beautiful bird and one of the best wetland sanctuaries in the whole country. It has a record of being a home to more than 250 varieties of birds especially during the winter season. The lake which serves as the main attraction here is perfect for boating too. Boats can be hired everyday from sunrise to sunset and a sail along the lake proves to be very relaxing. Nal Sarovar Sanctuary is about 65 kilometres west from Ahmedabad.Distance from Ahmadabad - 64 Km