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Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Gujarat

Main Wildlife Attractions: Greater Flamingo nest in the world

Coverage Area: 7506 sq.kms

Established: 1986

Best Time to Visit:November to March

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The Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary is located on parts of the Great Rann of Kutch which is primarily extremely hot, dry and dusty zone.



Wildlife to be seen:

Animals:

The Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary is inhabited by a wide variety of wild animals like hyenas, foxes, wolves, and chinkaras. Most of the mammals like the Nilgai, Wild Ass and the Black Buck which are seen in the Wild ass Sanctuary are also found here.

Birds:

The Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary not only houses animals but birds as well. It is famous for being a home to the colorful flamingos in large numbers. Flamingos sporting a riot of rich and vibrant colors of dark red, yellow, blue are to be seen here. In fact the site is called Flamingo City near the Solanki Bet. Also, the reserve houses the White Pelican and the Avocet which have made this their breeding grounds. The Great Indian Bustard, Stolzca's Bushcat, painted sandgrouse, larks, tits, raptors, steppe eagle, tawny eagles and various water-fowls can be seen here.

A visit to the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary gives a complete picture of the wildlife in Gujarat exhibiting a plethora of wild species in forms of birds as well as mammals. This excursion makes the tour to Gujarat nearest to perfection.