We went on a road trip to the western tip of Gujarat, India to an area called the Rann of Kutch. It is known for its salt marshes and grasslands that are submerged under water during the monsoons for about four months. In the recent posts we have shared our sightings of the wildlife that are endemic to this region and mostly endangered species. In this post we wanted to showcase the extreme landscape of Rann of Kutch in different shades of light. The feature image (above) depicts the Zero point at the White Rann just before sundown. The image (below) depicts the White Rann during the twilight zone. The Rann of Kutch is divided into two parts; Little Rann of Kutch and Great Rann of Kutch. The White Rann is part of the Great Rann of Kutch.

Rann of Kutch - White Rann 2

Rann of Kutch - Rann Utsav

The Great Rann starts drying up in October and in December the Gujarat government hosts the desert carnival named – Rann Utsav, at Dordho tent city bordering the White Rann. The image (above) shows the sunrise at the Rann Utsav. Chari Dhand Wetland Conservation Reserve located at the edge of the Banni Grasslands is a good birdwatching site and I took this image of the Camel quenching its thirst at the Wetlands.

Rann of Kutch - Chari Dhand Wetlands

Rann of Kutch - Wild Ass Sanctuary

The Little Rann of Kutch, much closer to civilization is home to the endangered Wild Asses (above) and this sunset (below) was photographed at the Wild Ass Sanctuary  just after the spectacular sighting of the Desert Fox.

Rann of Kutch - Little Rann of Kutch