Dhrangadhra National Park of Kutch

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Blackbuck Antelope, Dhrangadhra
In the Great Indian Desert (Thar Desert), lies the Little Runn of Kutch in the Kutch district of Gujarat, India. It is the last refuge of Indian Wild Ass or Khur. To protect these wild species, the Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary was established in 1972 that covers an area of 4954 sq. km. It is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India. During the monsoon season, the area of Little Runn of Kutch gets flooded for almost a month. The area, despite being a desert area, is rich in terms of biodiversity. The ecologically of this park provides a suitable habitat for different local and migrating water and land-birds. Besides Khur, Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary also has chinkara, Indian wolf, desert fox, nilgai, blackbucks, and striped hyena.

Location of the Park : In the Little Rannof Kutch in Gujarat, west coast of India. Accessible from the railhead at the settlement of Dhangadhg which has connections to Ahmedabad and Rajkot via Surendranagar. Rajkot is the major town (140kl1); 87 miles).BOOK NOW

Dhrangadhra National Park Climate : Southwest monsoon rains from the Arabian Sea strike the Rann from May to September, flooding the entire wilderness zone. Summer maximum is 40'C (104'F); winter minimum is 8'C (46'F).

When to go : The best period to visit is from December to June; sanctuary closed from July to November.

How to Reach : The wildlife sanctuary is 209km(129 miles) from the city of Ahmedabad. Dhrangadhrais the closest town (22km; 14 miles). Visitors need to drive to the park.

Facilities at Park : Limited accommodation is available outside the park, wi1h canteen facilities. Private facilities at Desert Courser (Camp Zainabad). Jeeps are necessary in the park; vehicle hire or transport arrangements can be made with the Forest Department at Dhrangadhra,

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Golden Jackal, Dhrangadhra

Wildlife in Dhrangadhra National Park

Asiatic Wild Ass, Blue Bull, Blackbuck, Chinkara. Visitors may catch rare glimpses of fox and Indian Wolf. Driving in an open jeep acroSs the desert landscape isa mesmerizing experience.


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