Little Rann Sanctuary

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Little Rann Sanctuary information

Kutch (Kachchh) , India
Indian/foreigner Rs5/US$5, camera Rs20/US$5, video Rs2500/US$200
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This is not a region for the faint-hearted. The barren, blindingly white land of Little Rann is nature at its harshest and most compelling, and home to India’s last remaining population of khur (Asiatic wild ass). There’s also a huge bird population, and the area is one of the few places in India where flamingos are known to breed naturally. Khurs and flamingos are protected in the 4953-sq-km Little Rann Sanctuary . The area is punctuated by desolate salt farms, where people eke out a living by pumping up ground water and extracting the salt. Heat mirages disturb the vast horizon – bushes and trees seem to hover above the surface.