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  • Sir Creek as close as possible!
    Sir Creek as close as possible!
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    The Forest of Kalo Dunger : where...
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    India Bridge at Kutch: Indo- Pak Border

    by goutammitra Written Nov 15, 2013

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    Tourists are allowed to visit India Bridge at Greater Rann of Kutch with permission from BSF ( Border Security Force). This area is heavily patrolled by BSF and you re allowed to take pictures on the Indian side of the bridge. After obtaining permission, we drove towards the bridge to be welcomed by the BSF sentry , who advised us not to take any pictures of the bridge but we can a stroll at the bridge and not to cross the bridge. There is a small temple next to the bridge which is maintained by the BSF.

    We did take a stroll at the bridge. In fact, the real border is far away from this place, after a few kilometres the famous Sir Creek will come , where Indian and Pakistani Fishermen are allowed to fish under surveillance.

    The natural beauty of this place is unexplainable! The entire area becomes white with salt deposit in winter. During Rann festival of Kutch in mid January, the tourists are driven till the barbed wire fencing of Indo Pak border.

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    Little Rann only Home of Wild Ass in the world!

    by goutammitra Written Oct 29, 2013

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    We hired a car from Ahmedabad, for Bhuj tour. After we reached Dragandhra, on highway, we spotted the Wild Asses, I asked the driver to stop the car and rushed towards them for about 500 mts, as it was of prime importance for me to capture them in my camera. Though seeing us arriving towards them , they started descending but my 300 mm did not let me down! I stopped at one place and noticed that they too are staring at us! Then it was a great start for me of my Gujarat tour. I felt lucky as the Wild Asses are not very close to human being and loves to graze very early in the morning in whatever dense area. Those , who plan to watch them, please wear a sturdy boot or sneaker and start early! Please watch out the thorny bushes, the area is full of thorny bushes.

    Little desert of Kutch, is a salt marsh located near the Great Rann of Kutch in Kutch district, Gujarat, India.It is famous as the world's last refuge of the Indian wild ass (Khur) for the conservation of which it has been declared as the Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary. Though a bleak landscape it is rich in biodiversity and is an ecologically important area for wildlife and many local and migratory waterbirds like cranes, ducks, pelicans, flamingos and land birds like sandgrouse, francolins and the Indian bustards.It is also home to various unique mammals apart from wild ass such as the Indian wolf, Nilgai and Desert Fox.

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    Dhrangandhra Bird Sanctuary!

    by goutammitra Written Oct 29, 2013

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    There are many bird sanctuaries in this area, but this one is located just on the Highway to Bhuj. I had a gala time to capture them. But the timing was bit wrong as October is not the right time for birds! December to March would be the most ideal time to shoot birds with camera!

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    Kalo Dunger or Black Hill

    by goutammitra Written Nov 4, 2013

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    A Panoramic View of Greater Rann of Kutch
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    Kalo Dungar or Black Hill is the highest point in Kutch, Gujarat, India, at 462 m. It is located at 97 km from District headquarters of Bhuj and 25 km from nearest town Khavda.
    This is the only place in Kutch from where a panoramic view of the Greater Rann of Kutch is possible. Since it is located very near to the Pakistan border, there is an Army post at the top; beyond here, only military & BSF personnel are allowed.
    The Kalo Dungar is also famous for a 400 year old Dattatreya temple. Legend says that when Dattatreya walked on the earth, he stopped at the Black Hills and found a band of starving jackals. Being a god, he offered them his body to eat and as they ate, his body continually regenerated itself. Because of this, for the last four centuries, the priest at the temple has prepared a batch of prasad, cooked rice, that is fed to the jackals after the evening aarti.

    The place is also full of wild life, we could spot Jackals , a Wolf and birds

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    Wild Life at Kalo Dunger!

    by goutammitra Written Nov 4, 2013

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    An Wolf ! He was not scared !
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    This place is full of wild life such as Great Indian Bustard ( Have become endangered and not easily visible, Spotted Deer, Wolves, Jackals etc. We did see a few Jackals but before I could aim my Camera they vanished. But these Partridges and a Wolf gave me ample opportunity to capture them from the running car! Though the picture quality is not good ( Responsible the dirty windscreen of the car!) but worth it!

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    Kalo Dunger -II

    by goutammitra Written Nov 4, 2013

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    Sun Down at Greater Rann of Kutch
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    The best time to travel to The Greater Rann of Kutch from end November to April, when you will be able to see the entire place as White Desert as the sea and rain water dries up. We went there on 15th October'2013, still there was lots of water!

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    Guru Dattatreya Temple at Kalo Dunger!

    by goutammitra Written Nov 4, 2013

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    The hill is also the site of a 400-year-old temple to Dattatreya, the three-headed incarnation of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva in the same body. Legend says that when Lord Dattatreya walked on the earth, he stopped at the Black Hills and found a band of starving jackals. Being a god, he offered them his body to eat and as they ate, his body continually regenerated itself. Because of this, for the last four centuries, the priest at the temple has prepared a batch of prasad that is fed to the jackals after the evening aarti.

    We could not wait till evening Aarti as we wanted to see Sir Creek from as closely as possible and return to Bhuj as early as possible but we did see a wolf and a jackal while at the temple!

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    Last Indian Land Post

    by goutammitra Written Nov 4, 2013

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    At Greater Rann of Kutch
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    You are allowed to travel up to the Culvert Bridge which separates Sir Creek and Indian last post. You can see Sir Creek with a binocular as only local fishermen with ID is allowed to go there and return after fishing!

    At almost all the Greater Rann along with Pakistan is fenced with barbed wire but they could not erect one after Sir Creek as the water is very deep and swampy! However, if you go there in winter this entire place will become white with Salt . It is called Salt Desert!

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    Exploring Great Rann of Kutch

    by cooldeep Written Jan 5, 2008

    I have been exploring the region Kutch which is second largest district in India after Ladak. I have met so many local people and sometimes travellers in Kutch and shared lot of experiences and thoughts even inovative ideas. This is my first try to creat blog I don't know will it be work? I sometimes proud to born in here as there are so many places like Kalo Dungar (85 km), Mandvi beach (60 km), than (60 km) Lakhpat fort (135 km) and much more...

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