Kachchh is a fascinating land and no visit to Gujarat is complete without a sojourn to this peninsular district, which is well known for its wild ass sanctuary. It is known for producing exquisite handicrafts like embroidery, tie die fabrics, enameled silverware and other handicrafts. The great Rann of Kachchh is also a breeding ground for the flamingo, pelican and avocet species of birds. Its remoteness has kept it a place apart for centuries. It is the state's biggest district and is most sparsely populated. It is a sandy, barren area over half of which is desert and marshland. It has a remarkably heterogeneous population belonging to 18 different tribes, each with its own language and culture. The Great Rann covers an area of about 18,000 sq kms and lies almost entirely within the state of Gujarat, along the border with Pakistan. The Little Rann of Kachchh extends northeast from the Gulf of Kachchh and occupies about 5,100 sq kms in Gujarat.
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