Cracked earth – Little Rann of Kutch

Intricate patterns in the dry cracked earth. Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India.

About the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK):

The Little Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary, commonly known as LRK, is a unique habitat comprising of saline desert plains, thorny scrubland, arid grasslands, wetlands and marshes. In the dry winter season it becomes a huge desolate desert and during the monsoon the arid desert plains become one of Indias largest wetlands.

The Little Rann of Kutch it is one of India’s largest reserves, covering almost 5000 square kilometres. It is famous for being tyhe largest breeding grounds for lesser flamingoes in India and the the last refuge for the endangered Asiatic wild ass.

LRK is also home to a wide range of other mammals including chinkara, blackbuck, nilgai, Indian wolf, golden jackals, striped hyena, Desert and bengal foxes, jungle cat and more.

Birds found here include a wide variety of raptors such as peregrines and hobbies, steppe, imperial, and short-toed eagles, montagus and pallid harriers, bustards, flamingos, pelicans, storks, cranes, sand grouse, coursers, plovers, shrikes. The best time for birding on the Rann is in the winter which runs between October to March. 

You can find out more about LRK here.

 

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Intricate patterns in the dry cracked earth. Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India. The Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) is a unique habitat comprising of saline desert plains, thorny scrubland, arid grasslands, wetlands and marshes.

 

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