Brief History

Located on the edge of the arid Banni grasslands and the marshy salt flats of the Rann of Kutch in Kutch district, the Chari-Dhand wetland conservation reserve is a protected forest in India. In the local Kutchi language, Chhari means "salty" and Dhand means "shallow wetlands". This seasonal desert wetland gets swampy during the monsoon season and is fed by north-flowing rivers and surrounding hills.

Bird watchers and ornithologists will find this place a paradise, as it attracts numerous species of migratory birds every year during the monsoon and winter seasons, making it a potential candidate for inclusion in the Ramsar Convention due to its rich biodiversity. The wetland is home to endangered species such as Dalmatian Pelican, Oriental Darter, Black-necked Stork, and Indian Skimmer, while thousands of flamingos, Common cranes, Painted storks, Raptors, and Spoonbills among others can also be spotted here. Additionally, the wetland also attracts chinkara, wolves, caracal, desert cats, and desert foxes, apart from endangered birds.

In conclusion, Chhari Dhand Wetland Reserve is a must-visit destination for bird lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The wetland reserve offers a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty and wildlife of Gujarat.

How to Reach

Chhari Dhand Wetland Reserve by Bus
By Road

The Chhari-Dhandh Conservation is well connected with major cities of Gujarat state such as Bhuj (79.1 Km), Ahmedabad (409.9 Km) and Rajkot (310.4 Km)

Chhari Dhand Wetland Reserve by Train
By Train

The nearest Railway station is Bhuj Railway Station, which is around (93 km) from Chhari-Dhandh Conservation and it takes about 2 hour to reach.

Chhari Dhand Wetland Reserve by Flight
By Air

The nearest Airport is at Bhuj Airport, which is well connected to the rest of the country by regular flights. Bhuj Airport is located at a distance of approximately (93.5 km) from Narayan Sarovar & Wildlife Sanctuary and it takes about 2 hour to reach.

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