The Magical Land of Kutch, India – Birders Paradise – I

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Miles and Miles of flat barren cracked land….No trees, no mountains, no streams, just barren emptiness…Imagine that, and you would have imagined paradise.

Don’t agree with me, do you?

‘The Little Rann of Kutch’: This barren desolate land is the place to be for bird enthusiasts every winter. I have been visiting and re-visiting this place for my photography tours multiple times every winter and every single time, it just gets tougher and tougher to come back.

Located in the western state of Gujarat, the Little Rann of Kutch () is home to the asiatic wild ass and many tourists visit this place to get a chance to click these. The wild ass are a joy to click because of the numerous opportunities that they provide.

There is another reason why people come to this barren land and they come in huge numbers. It is the wintering Migrants that come in from all over Europe and Siberia to spend their winters in Kutch.
The sparse scrub habitat adjoining the caked land proves perfect for raptors in winters. The multitude of birds seen in Kutch during the winters is a treat for every bird photographer.

I present a few of my images here in a three part series, hoping that they will convince every birder to pay visit to this magical land.

 

 

Please feel free to visit my web galleries for more images.  For any wildlife photography tours that you want to undertake, feel free to get in touch with me.

Rahul Sachdev

A Senior Product Manager in a leading software firm by profession and a wildlife photographer by passion. Concentrating mainly on the Birds and Mammals of the Indian Sub-Continent. My work can be seen on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rahul-Sachdev-Photography/126483107371258 and on my website www.tigerlandphotography.com

Rahul Sachdev

A Senior Product Manager in a leading software firm by profession and a wildlife photographer by passion. Concentrating mainly on the Birds and Mammals of the Indian Sub-Continent. My work can be seen on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rahul-Sachdev-Photography/126483107371258 and on my website www.tigerlandphotography.com

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Brendan

Hi Rahul. I had the pleasure of being invited to the Bird conference in Gujarat two years ago and our field trip to the Rann of Kutch was spectacular. Lots of things to see and do for the wildlife enthusiast.
Brendan

Rahul Sachdev

Hope you get a chance to be back soon 🙂

Ken_Billington

Rahul, welcome to our blog – your images are truly inspiring – we look forward to seeing and learning more about your magical land of Gujarat.

Rahul Sachdev

Thanks Ken