The Khurs of Kutch Experience

The Rann of Kutch is a geographically unique landscape that was once an arm of the Arabian Sea. As the land separated from the sea by geological forces, it became a vast, featureless plain encrusted with salt that is inundated with water during the rains. Spread across 4950 sq km wildlife sanctuary comprising a huge expanse of saline desert wilderness interspersed with grass-and- scrublands and marshes. The safari across the Little Rann visits the ‘bets’, islands on the ancient seabed that are now higher grounds covered with grass and scrub.

The Little Rann of Kutch is well-known as the remaining habitat of the endangered Indian Wild Ass, a magnificent member of the horse family. Nilgai (blue bull), the largest antelope in India can be seen during the drives. Indian Wolf, Indian and White-footed Desert Foxes, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena, Desert, Jungle and Fishing Cat, and smaller mammals like hares, hedgehogs, gerbil and field mice are seen in the sanctuary. Smaller mammals like hares, gerbilles and hedgehogs, and reptiles like spiny tailed lizard, monitor, red and common sand boa, saw-scaled viper, cobra, dhaman (Indian rat snake), etc, could also be seen during the safaris in the Rann.

The Little Rann of Kutch is also a birding paradise & declared a Ramsar Site. Expect to see large flocks of larks, and other dry land birds like sand grouse, coursers, plovers, chats, warblers, babblers, shrikes. Among the many winter visitors are the houbara bustard and spotted sand grouse. The best birding is at the lakes and marshes in and around the Rann where birds gather in numbers beyond comprehension during the winter months from October to March. These are the months when demoiselle and common cranes are seen in incredibly large numbers. The wetlands also attract flamingos, pelicans, storks, ibises, spoonbill, a variety of ducks and other waterfowl. The Rann is also the hunting ground of raptors like the short-toed eagle, Aquila eagles, and six species of falcon, buzzards and three species of harrier. It is one of the few places where harriers can be seen roosting on open-ground at night.

Experience the simplistic luxuries of the Kooba huts to the open deserts opening up to the skies and the stars, and yes not to miss the sumptuous cuisines of the region on this once in a lifetime iTravel Experience.

Batch 1: Jan 2019 (Dates YTD)

Batch 2: Feb 2019 (Dates YTD)

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  • Exclusive Kooba Huts accommodation (Twin sharing basis)
  • Internal Transfers (Ahmedabad- Dhrangadhra-Ahmedabad)
  • Wild ass & Birds safaris, Salt pan visits, Kite Flying
  • iTravel Tour Leader & Local Naturalist
  • Day 1  Meet & Greet @ Ahmedabad, and proceed towards Kooba Huts camps, Lunch, Evening at leisure with Sunset ride, Dinner & retire for the night.

  • Day 2  Wake up, Morning safari, breakfast, lunch, afternoon at leisure, evening safari with salt pan visit, dinner, retire for the night.

  • Day 3 Wake up, Morning safari, breakfast, lunch, afternoon at leisure, evening safari with white desert, dinner, retire for the night.

  • Day 4  Wake up, breakfast, check out and proceed to Ahmedabad to board return train/flight to Mumbai. Trip ends with countless memories.

  • 3N/4D Kooba Hut Accommodation
  • Local Cuisine Meals (At the Campsite)
  • AC Local Transfers (Point to Point) (Private Basis)
  • 4 Desert Safaris & any other excursions as per the itinerary
  • Sanctuary entry charges, Camera charges, Guide charges
  • Train/Flight Travel from home location
  • Any diversion in the itinerary, additional vehicle costs
  • Hotel/Guide/Porter Tips
  • Alcoholic beverages/Soft Drinks/telephone calls/Laundry
  • Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Full pants/Jeans/Tracks along with Full Sleeve Tees (at least 3-4 pairs)
  • Socks, Sport/Trekking/Gum Shoes as per your convenience
  • Camera Gear (Cameras, Tripods, Lenses etc) with full Rain/Dust Cover protection.
  • Any medication, insect repellant sprays or tubes that may be required as directed by your physician
  • Any basic food items like biscuits or wafers if required, Pouches for Mobile phones or Wallets or Any other personal requirements which may not have been covered.
  • Price on request

PS: Curated Journey option available with a minimum of 4 pax.

  • The iTravel Group is a branded trademark and wholly owned by M/S RAV Travels LLP. All
    payments will need to be done in favour of RAV Travels LLP and we shall be not responsible for
    any payments otherwise.
  • This experience is purely on an educative content as requested and we shall ensure the
    objectives are achieved. All our instructors are trained experts in handling wildlife and are
    always geared up to handle sensitive situations.
  • The trip will be lead by an exclusive iTravel tour leader from Ahmedabad and will be joined later by
    our nature expert’s team at the location.
  • iTravel is not responsible in case of any late comers who might miss the train and no refunds
    would be processed thereafter.
  • The tour leader will lay down certain rules primarily keeping in mind the group safety & well
    being. The tour leader’s word is final in all dispute situations.
  • This is an eco camp and would be provided with basic facilities which may be required to for a comfortable stay. All meals would be strictly vegetarian and alcohol would be strictly not permitted. The Kooba huts are made keeping in mind the surroundings and are Non AC, though we will assure you that they are an excellent form of accommodation maintaining a pleasant weather at all times. 
  • Please understand that this camp site is an environmental education centre and not a resort.
  • The Vehicles will be provided as per the itinerary and any additional journey additions exceeding the kms limitations will be charged accordingly.
  • Any expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, political disturbances etc.
  • Booking confirmation is subject to availability.
  • The sightseeing packages are subject to change in case of adverse weather conditions.
  • Please carry fully charged batteries for your cameras, torches, laptops and other equipments. Having spare ones will help.
  • Everyone is expected to wash their own plates, glasses and tea-cups after every meal.
  • To help us manage waste we encourage you to separate organic and inorganic wastes and use the respective dustbins. Please carry all inorganic waste back with you.
  • Please take care of your belongings and ensure to keep your cameras and other electronic equipments dry.
  • Bonfire and loud music is prohibited in view of avoiding any disturbance to animals. Handling, agitating, or disturbing any wildlife will warrant strict action.
  • Collection of any kind of flora or fauna is not permitted.
  • Exercise caution, control and care during observation and photography in the forest to avoid stressing species or exposing them to danger
  • Respect the culture and sentiments of locals.
  • Kindly avoid carrying plastics and in case it is unavoidable we request that you carry back plastic waste with you. E.g. Pet bottles, plastic bags etc.
  • Room service is not available at the camp site.