Nestled in Little Rann of Kutch, this sanctuary is the last wildlife reserve for the Indian wild ass Sanctuary in the country. Especially when the terrain becomes a wetland, birds of many flocks fly down from faraway lands to breed and nest in the peculiar landscape.

The wildlife sanctuary was established in 1972 and came under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. The sanctuary is one of the last places on earth where the endangered wild ass sub-species Indian Wild Ass (Khur) (Equus hemionus khur) belonging to Asiatic Wild Ass species Onager (Equus hemionus) can be spotted.


This is one of the largest sanctuaries of Gujarat spread across 5000 sq km. main inhabitants of this reserve include dalmatian pelican, lesser flamingo, sarus crane, caracal, desert fox and black cobra apart from the Indian wild ass.

WSON Team, Click By- Kartik Bhavsar

This reserve is also home to many threatened migratory birds like houbara bustard, dalmatian pelicans, hawks, harriers and falcons. Human habitats can also be seen here and surrounded by them the sizable tribe of Agarias, who work in the salt pans.


This wildlife sanctuary has one of the largest salt pans in India and the best time to visit is between November and March.

How to get there

By Road: Bajana is 100Kms form Ahmedabad and Dasada is 95Kms from Ahemdabad which are the main entry points into the Sanctuary

By Train: Patadi railway station is 25Kms away.

By Air: Ahmedabad airport is the nearest airport and it is 100Kms away