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Located close to the Dasada village, on the edge of the Little Rann of Kutch, the Rann Riders eco-lodge offers comfortable accommodation in the rural countryside.

Each of the 22 twin rooms have been designed in keeping with traditional cottages of the Bajanja community and Rabaris of Kutch, and are decorated with mirrors, mud-plaster work and embroideries. Although traditional in style, the cottages have air-conditioning and en suite facilities. 

Activities at the lodge include birdwatching in the surrounding wetlands or nearby Nalsarovar bird sanctuary, where a plethora of bird species including Houbara bustard, flamingos, as well as steppe, imperial and short-toed eagles can be seen. As the lodge is within close proximity to the Little Rann of Kutch National Park, guests can enjoy a range of jeep safaris in search of the endangered Asiatic wild ass, nilgai (or blue bull antelope), Indian wolf, Indian and white-footed desert foxes and golden jackal.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Wilds of Gujarat

A fascinating introduction to some of north-west India’s lesser known wildlife in Mahatma Gandhi’s home state, Gujarat. Enjoy safaris to see Asiatic lion, endemic blackbuck and nilgai, together with a visit to the remote grasslands, lakes and marshes of Little Rann of Kutch, home to the endangered Asiatic wild ass.

  • When to go: Oct-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,245 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Little Rann of Kutch

This wildlife sanctuary is a vast expanse of saline desert, which in the monsoon becomes a network of islands. Known as the last remaining home of the Asiatic wild ass, it is a conservation success story, with a population of over 2,000. Birdlife is rich, and the area is an official Ramsar site.

  • Where: Gujarat
  • Ideal for viewing: Asiatic wild ass, blackbuck, Indian gazelle, jungle cat, nilgai
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris