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Thekkady - God is the most beautiful, and beauty is the expression of God.

  Thekkady Thekkady a perfect destination for all type of travelers in south India. If you are a nature lover and are looking for a place to cool yourself off of the hustle and bustle of day to day life, Thekkady would be a great choice for you.  Look forward to days of relaxation, gorgeous views, spice plantations, and a lot of thrill and adventure to your Kerala trip with Thekkady on your travel route. With its breathtaking beauty, cozy climate, and diverse wildlife, greenery, beautiful land the place would calm your mind and purify your being. The evergreen and semi-evergreen forest which is bordered by the Western Ghats offers so many places to visit in Thekkady with varied terrain and diverse vegetation. The soothing effect that these places can bring is unparalleled. Hence it is considered one of the best tourist locations in Kerala.  Information About Thekkady Thekkady is also called Periyar and sometimes known as Kumily too. Kumily is the place where we normally stay and Thekka

The Great Rann of Kutch | The Rann of Kutch | Little Rann of Kutch | The Wild Ass Sanctuary | Rann Utsav | Salt Marsh in Gujarat

The Great Rann of Kutch - Gujarat

The Great Runn of Kutch also known as The Rann of Kutch, a;so as well as Little Rann of Kutch, is a amazing & beautiful remarkable place to visit in Gujarat, India. Much of it consists of the world's largest salt desert, measuring about more then 10,000 square kilometers (3,800 square miles). What makes it even more amazing is that the salt desert is in underwater during the monsoon season in India June - August. For the remaining nine months of the year, it's an enormous stretch of packed white salt look like as diamond while explore. The Little Rann of Kutch is a hub of salt production, accounting of 25% of India's supply. When you explore the white salt surface sparkled under the moonlit sky and it was ethereal. 

The Great Rann of kutch, located in the far north, borders Pakistan and occupies a part of the Thar desert which also extends into Rajasthan. Hence, Kutch is comprised of many migrant communities from not only Pakistan (Sindh) and the Marwar region of Rajasthan but also further afield, including Persia (Iran). The Great Rann of kutch have great history, Kutch was ruled by the Jadeja dynasty of Rajputs, one of the oldest Hindu dynasties, for hundreds of years until India became a republic. 

The Great Rann of Kutch - Rann Utsav
It is said that as an Indian, if you never saw The Great Rann of Kutch, then you probably didn’t see anything. The Rann of Kutch is also the Great Rann of Kutch, and there is a Little Rann of Kutch as well. The history of Kutch is studded with legacy of artistry passed on through ages and its villages are living examples of its resilience to brave the fatal in 2001 earthquake. The geographical location makes Kutch a beautiful destination where you can find white desert. 
The Rann Utsav is an unique festival that takes place every year in Kutch, Gujarat. It is a type of grand carnival full of music and dance. It appears even more mesmerizing than usual if you witness it under the full moon. The Rann Utsav is so charming that it makes you believe that heaven descended on Earth. The Rann Utsav held every year between end of November till February.
Rann Utsav organize by Gujarat Tourism board every year to attract the tourists from all over the world. During the festival time hundreds of luxury tents is set up near the Gateway to Rann Resort at Dhordo for visitors, by locals along with long rows of verities of food - taste of Gujarat and handicraft stalls by local tribal people. Many activities offered here like camel cart rides, para motoring, ATV rides, rifle shooting, kids' entertainment zone, spa treatments, and cultural shows & music night.

The Little Runn of Kutch for Wild Ass Sanctuary
The Little Runn of Kutch is a world popular destination for sighting of Wld Ass as well as other animals likes chinkaras, desert cats, wolves, foxes and donkeys, antelopes, endangered Asiatic wild onagers, photogenic birds like flamingos and cranes. Safari through the Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary in the Little Rann of Kutch in northwest in Gujarat is a ultimate experience. A safari through this region gives one a chance to come face to face with a wide variety of birds and other wildlife.
When you are on the edge of the Little Rann, with the bush behind you, you hear the sweet, short chirps that are ubiquitous in the thorny scrub. Tourits can find here more then 250 birds during winter season.
The Wild Ass Sanctuary was established in 1972 as the last natural habitat of the Indian Wild Ass (Equus Hemionus Khur). One of the three surviving species of the Wild Ass in the world-the other two being found in Central Asia and in and around Tibet-the Khur is high on the list of endangered species. Only 1,800 to 2,000 of the species survive today. 
Little Runn of Kutch, one can also get a rare insight into the lifestyles of the numerous ethnic groups and local tribes, which live in and around the Rann. The tribes living in the region are the Kolis, Rabaris, Bajanias, Kutchis, Gujjars and Bharvads etc.

Best Time to Visit Wild Ass Sanctuary 
November - March is the best time to visit. While June - September it is closed during monsoon season, during monsoon time this area totally fills by water. 

How to Explore Wild Ass Sanctuary 
Explore by Jeep Wild Ass Sanctuary. There are 02 times safari operate early morning & afternoon. Best option is morning jeep safari. Jeep Safari exclusive INR 3000/- per jeep approx. One jeep 06 pax can be accommodate.

How to Reach The Little Rann of Kutch / The Little Runn of Kutch / Wild Ass Sanctuary

By Road
130 kilometers away from capital city Ahmedabad
175 kilometers away from Rajkot
260 kilometers away from Bhuj  
45 kilometers away from Viramgam

By Rail
To Reach Wild Ass Sanctuary have to entrance gateway Dhrangadhra and Bajana.

Nearest railway station is at Dhrangadhra. Most of the trains stop there, and it's well connected to both city Mumbai and New Delhi.

If you wants to enter from Bajana, the railway station at Viramgam is more convenient a few distance away. The same trains stop there, which passing Dhrangadhra. 

By Air
The Great Rann can be approached via Bhuj. Dhordo, approximately an hour and a half north of Bhuj, is being developed by the Gujarat Govt as the gateway to the Rann. Dhordo is on the edge of the salt desert.

Bhuj has a domestic airport. Air India flies non-stop from Mumbai everyday.

Permit Requires for The Great Runn of Kutch
The Great Rann of Kutch is a sensitive zone, due to its proximity to the Pakistani border. Therefore, a permit is required to visit the world famous salt desert. This can be obtained on the way at the Bhirandiyara village checkpoint, about 50 kilometers from Bhuj. 

Document Requires for Permit 
Need to submit a photocopy of your valid ID & you have to show the original. You must present the permit to the officers at the army checkpoint at the entry to the salt desert about 45 minutes further on from Bhirandiyara village.

Note: Permit office timing 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM. During off season office closed. 

Indian citizens can get online permit to open this link:

Permit Fee
INR 100/- for Adult
INR 50/- for 06 - 12 Year Child

Vehicle Permit Fee
INR 25/- for Motorbike 
INR 50/- for Car  




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