Kutch district is the largest district in the state of Gujarat that is sprawled across a total area of 45,652 km². The word Kutch stands for intermittently wet & dry landmass. The district is famous for the Rann of Kutch, a salt marsh land. The district has the Gulf of Kutch & Arabian Sea to its (south & west) and Great & Little Rann of Kutch to its north & east.
The grasslands of Banni are a belt of arid grassland located on the outer southern edge of the desert in the Rann of Kutch in the Kutch District. Sprawled across a total area of 3,847 square kilometers, the grasslands are home to a rich wildlife and biodiversity. The famous grasslands are home to mammals like Blackbuck, Wild boar, Nilgai, Indian Hare, Golden Jackal, Indian Wolf, Asiatic Wildcat and Desert Fox etc. In addition to this, the Banni grasslands also house a great diversity of avifauna, invertebrates and herpatofauna.
The wild ass sanctuary was founded in the year 1972 and is spread across an area of 4953 sq. km. The famous wildlife attraction houses endangered Indian Wild Ass and other species of invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles and bird.
Also known as Kachchh Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, the sanctuary is one of the two famous Great Indian Bustard sanctuaries in Gujarat that was declared a sanctuary in the year 1992. The famous sanctuary is known for housing the endangered species of Great Indian Bustard (heaviest flying bird). Some of the other varieties of wild animals like wolf, jackal, caracal, striped hyena, desert cat, fox, spiny tailed lizard, blue bull and other varieties of flora and fauna.
The Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, declared a sanctuary in 1986 is one of the largest seasonal saline wetlands. The sanctuary is home to a wide array of aqua-fauna and wild animals. Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for the ‘Flamingo City’ that is flocked with numerous Greater Flamingos. The boundary to the north of the sanctuary forms an international border shared between India and Pakistan.
Established in the year 1877, the Kutch Museum is the oldest Museum in Gujarat that is famous for the largest collection of Kshatrapa inscriptions that were written in the 1st century AD. The museum showcases tribal culture, ancient artifacts, embroidery, folk arts & crafts, paintings, musical instruments, ornaments, arms, sculpture and metalwork.
By Air : Bhuj is the nearest airport to Kutch, which is actively connected to Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
By Train : The nearest railway station is at Adipur which is well linked to Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
By Road : Kutch is well-connected to various parts of the state via active state run bus services.