Kutch (also referred to as Kachchh) is a mystery land, not easy to comprehend. Its area cannot easily be covered, and it is greater in area than some Indian states of India. Spread over an area of over 45,000 km², it is the second largest district of the country (next to Ladakh) and the largest in Gujarat. More than half of its area consists of saline marsh of the Great and Little Ranns (pronounced run) of Kutch which bound the district on the north and east which virtually makes Kutch an island -- the other sides bounded by the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Kutch. The border with Pakistan lies along the northern edge of the Great Rann.
Here are some images from my September birding trip. I sincerely appreciate Jugal Tiwari (who runs CEDO
) for showing me around the spectacular Kutch countryside.