Dasada 382750, District - Surendranagar, Gujarat, India

The Little Rann of Kutch is a delight to the Nature enthusiasts with its own ecosphere of diverse plant and wildlife. One can witness 253 flowering plants, 18 species of Trees, 23 types of Shrubs, 18 Climbers and Twiners, 157 Herbs, 35 Grasses and 107 species of algae.
About 30 species of Mammals are seen in the Little Rann of Kutch including the Endemic Indian Wild Ass, Blue Bull Antelope (Nilgai), Blackbuck (Indian Antelope), Indian Gazelle (Chinkara), Indian Wolf, Indian Gox, Desert or White-Footed Red Fox, Jungle Cat, Desert Cat, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena, Indian Hare, 2 species of Hedgehog, Gerbil, etc.
Little Rann is a literal paradise for the birdlife. Huge flocks of migrating birds gather at the wetlands as it lies on the bird migration route and also due its strategic location by the Gulf of Kutch.
An estimated 70,000-75,000 birds nest here. This is one of the few places in Asia where the Lesser Flamingo nests. Other notable birds include Macqueen’s Bustard, Indian & Cream-coloured Courser, Hoopoe or Bifasciated Lark, Variable and Desert Wheatear, Chestnut Bellied and Spotted Sandgrouse, Asian Desert Warbler, Sociable Lapwing and Short-Eared Owl.
The Sanctuary is habitat to about 93 species of invertebrates including 25 species of Zooplanktons, 1 species of Annelid, 4 Crustaceans, 24 Insects, 12 Molluscs, 27 Spiders, 4 species of Amphibians (frogs and toads), 29 species of Reptiles, 2 species of Turtles, 14 species of Lizards and 12 Snakes. The large Salmon Arab Butterfly is one of the dryland species that can be seen here.
The tidal water from the Gulf of Kutch and the fresh water discharged from the rivers mix in the Little Rann of Kutch making it an important spawning ground for Fish and Prawns, including the Ginger Shrimp called Metapenaeus Kutchensis.

  • List of total plant species
  • Family wise list of plant species
  • List of medicinal plants in the resort