Overview

Recommended for All Ages.

Popularly known as LRK, this unique ecosystem is extremely important as it supports the very unique wildlife of this region. Spreading across nearly 5000 square kilometres, LRK is the only place on this planet where the Asiatic Wild Ass (Equus hemionus khur) still lives.

LRK, because of its proximity to the Gulf of Kutch and geographical location, lies on the migration route of many bird species. Every winter this desert mudflat ecosystem is flocked with more than 50000 winged migrants, visiting LRK from different parts of the world, viz. - Egypt, Iraq, Tibet, Siberia and Europe. LRK is undoubtedly one of the best places to observe and study migratory birds. Due to its unique flat land, visibility is not a problem.

Apart from the birds, LRK is also home to different species of mammals - Desert and Indian Fox, Jackal, Nilgai and Wolf are to name a few.

Apart from the wildlife seen here, one more important reason to visit LRK is ‘Salt’. Salt forms an important and unavoidable component of our day to day life. LRK has been a traditional salt producing area and contributes to about 21% of salt production in India ! The economy of 107 villages that surround LRK is dependant on salt.

About 50,000 salt farmers (Agarias) are engaged in salt farming activity every year from September to March.

3 Nights 4 Days 10 Nov
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  • Highlights
    • Abundant birdlife.
    • Rare flora and fauna.
    • Fantastic photographic opportunities.
    • Last Home for the rare Asiatic Wild Ass.
    • Company of an in-house Wildlife Expert from Foliage Outdoors.
    Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrival at Ahmedabad
    Assemble at Ahmedabad airport at 23:20 hours. Proceed to a hotel in Ahmedabad for rest and an overnight stay.
    (Meals included: None)


    Day 2: Nalsarovar - LRK
    Early morning departure to LRK where we will halt at Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary to explore the marshlands for action-packed Birding. Post-breakfast transfer to LRK. Reach the Resort for hot lunch followed by some rest and an evening Safari in the salt lands of Kutch. The barren, blindingly white land of Little Rann is nature at its harshest and most compelling, and home to India’s last remaining population of Khur (Asiatic wild ass). The possible sightings in the LRK could be Asiatic Wild Ass, Nilgai, Jackal, Indian & Desert Fox, Wolf, Desert Cat, Jungle Cat, Flamingos, Cranes (Demoiselle, Common and Sarus), Ducks, Geese, Larks, MacQueen's Bustard, Sykes Nightjar, Sand Grouse and Harrier, Owls. Dinner and overnight stay at LRK. 
    (Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)


    Day 3: Morning & Evening safari at LRK
    Explore LRK with morning & evening safari. All meals and overnight stay at LRK. 
    (Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)


    Day 4: LRK to Ahmedabad 
    Morning safari at LRK. Post breakfast transfer to Thol for another birding session along with Lunch. Then, visit the historical Adlaj stepwell. A fine example of Indian architecture work, this well was built in 1498 in the memory of Rana Veer Singh (the Vaghela dynasty of Dandai Des) by his wife, Queen Rudadevi. Proceed to the Ahmedabad airport to catch your flight home. End of Services.
    (Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch)

    Inclusions/Exclusions

    What is included in the tour

    • Surface transport by AC Vehicles (Ex-Ahmedabad)
    • Accommodation at a resort at LRK on a twin-sharing basis
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) as mentioned in the itinerary
    • 4 Jeep safaris as per the itinerary
    • Entry fees at LRK
    • Entry Fees at Nalsarovar, Thol and Adlaj Step-well

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Any airfare / Rail fare to and from Ahmedabad
    • Bottled Water, any kind of beverages.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Camera Charges.
    • Medical expenses.
    • Tips.
    • Insurance of any kind.
    • Anything not mentioned in ‘Charges included’.
    • Goods and Service Tax.
    Route Map
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    Camp Category
    Wildlife - Open Age
    Age Groups
    For All Ages