Kutch literally means something which intermittently becomes wet and dry. Kutch is a district, in which the large part is known as Rann of Kachchh which is shallow wetland which submerges in water during the rainy season and becomes dry during other
The same word is also used in the languages of Sanskrit origin for a tortoise and garments to be worn while having a bath. The Rann is famous for its marshy salt flats which become snow white after the shallow water dries up each season before the monsoon rains. The district is also famous for ecologically important Banni grasslands with their seasonal marshy wetlands which form the outer belt of the Rann of Kutch. Kachchh District is surrounded by the Gulf of Kachchh and the Arabian Sea in south and west, while northern and eastern parts are surrounded by the Great and Small Rann (seasonal wetlands) of Kachchh. When there were not many dams built on its rivers, the Rann of Kachchh remained wetlands for a large part of the year.
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Rann of kutch
From the city of Bhuj various ecologically rich and wildlife conservation areas of the Kutch / Kachchh district can be visited such as Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Narayan Sarovar Sanctuary, Kutch Bustard Sanctuary, Banni Grasslands Reserve and Chari-Dhand Wetland Conservation Reserve etc. Take a look at the beautiful palaces, forts and bird rich marshes. You may all visit the Rann of Kutch to get a glimpse of the colorful and vibrant lifestyles of the people of Kutch.
Desert Jeep Safari
An interesting feature for adventure lovers is a jeep or camel safari in and across Rann of Kutch with tented camps on the baits. If you are a photography enthusiasts, make use of the special rides and camouflaged boats provided.
Visit a typical Saurashtra village
An insight into the art of hand looms weaving and dyeing Units can be enticing due to the vibrantly colored dyes and the exquisite craftsmanship. The age old craft of pottery can also be viewed from close quarters.
Experience Tribal Life
Tribal life is best experienced with the tribal people and there is no substitute for a stay at the typical tent. These camps are organized between July and September. Bird watcher can see rarest kind of birds.
Mt. Abu (225Kms)
225 kms from Zainabad to Mt. Abu. Mt. Abu is the hill station in the state of Rajasthan , can also be considered as the gateway to tour Rajasthan if coming from Rann of Kutch
Ahmedabad (105 Kms)
105 Kms from Zainabad to Ahmedabad. Gateway to enter in to another state of Gujarat.