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So why the Rann of Kutch? Well, it is a vast area, flooded during the monsoon, but now dry.
The home of the Wild Ass, actually they are rather beautiful, and very shy. Also salt pans
cover much of the Rann- about 70% of all salt produced comes from Gujarat. Flamingos,
more avocets than you can count, and the lesser Crane on migration from Siberia. Quite
large birds, who scratch in the dry scrub for seeds - the juicy inside is about the size
of a peppercorn, which doesn't seem much to sustain them.
There is a really weird effect when travelling - you could swear
in the distance there is water, with many small boats. Mirage -
as you near it is the shacks of the workers.