Overview Date of Establishment- 1986.
Area covered- 7506.22square.kilometers.
Location- The sanctuary is situated at a distance of around 93kms from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat.
Know Kutch Desert Wild Life Sanctuary! Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary was established in the year 1986, so as to protect the wildlife of the area. The sanctuary covers a vast tract of land i.e. around 7506.22square.kilometers and is reckoned as the largest sanctuary in Gujarat. Some parts of the sanctuary spread over the Great Rann of Kutch. The place is very dry and hot but still it provides shelter to a large number of wild animals.
Fauna- The sanctuary is a home to various species of animals like hyenas, wolves, foxes, black buck, nilgai, chinkaras and many more. The chief attraction of the sanctuary is the Asiatic wild ass, which is found only here in India.
Avifauna- Various species of birds can be seen here. The most common one is the flamingos, which are available here in various colors. In addition to it, there are various other birds like white pelican, great Indian bustard, painted sandgrouse, raptors, tawny eagles, stolzca's bushcat, steppe eagle, water-fowls and many more.
How to Reach!
Road- The place is well connected by road to the city of Ahmedabad.
Air- The closest airport is at Ahmedabad, which is at a distance of 93kms from the sanctuary.
Rail- The closest railway station is at Ahmedabad.
|Opening Timings||:||Summer: 7.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Winter: 7.00 AM - 6.30 PM|
|Best Time to Visit||:||October to March|
|Nearest Railway Station||:||Ballarpur|
|Nearest Airports||:||Bhuj and Kandla airports|
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