About Rann of Kutch
The Great Rann of Kutch
The Great Rann of Kutch together with the Little Rann of Kutch and the Banni grasslands make up the district of Kutch with an area of approximately 30,000 square kilometres! It is one the largest districts of India. Surrounded by the Arabian Sea and the salt encrusted desert wilderness of the Rann of Kutch, this district is the last frontier of traditions, lifestyle, tribal culture, art & crafts that have changed little over the centuries.
During the monsoons, the flat desert of salty clay and mudflats, which average 15 metres above sea level, are filled with standing waters. There are also sandy islets of thorny scrub, forming a wildlife sanctuary and a breeding ground for some of the largest flocks of greater and lesser flamingos. The famous Indian Bustards, a critically endangered bird is also found around the Lala Bustard Sanctuary.
Miles and miles of empty land, interspersed with green thorny bushes and cloudless blue sky is the hallmark of this holiday destination. Immerse yourself in this timeless land, soak up the sun, and rediscover your soul in this sacred land filled with temples, shrines and chattris.
Kutch is the only district in India where four distinct ecosystems (Desert, Coastal, Grassland and Upland) exists within a span of 100 km. Needless to say, Kutch harbours extremely rich biodiversity, including the endangered Asiatic Wild Ass that is endemic to the area. The Rann of Kutch is a unique and largest seasonal wetland of its type in India without any counterparts elsewhere in the world. Occupying 45% of the total area of Kutch, these areas turn into huge wetlands in good monsoon year thereby providing excellent habitat for resident and migratory birds, including the ‘Flamingo City’, which is the largest and the only known breeding ground of Greater and Lesser Flamingos in India. The area together with the Banni grasslands and other smaller wetlands like Chharidhand is one of the best areas for sightings of rare bird species like Grey Hypocolius, Eurasian Eagle-Owl, Common Crane, Dalmatian Pelican, Houbara Bustard, Curlew Sandpiper, Sociable Plover, Cream-coloured Courser and Indian Skimmer.
The area south and southwest of Banni is characteristic with its grasslands and semi-arid landscape interspersed with thorny trees like Acacia senegal and Prosopis juliflora. The area serves as important breeding ground for Great Indian Bustard, Lesser Florican, Desert Fox, Striped Hyena, Ratel, Chinkara, Nilgai and Caracal. Sightings of raptors (birds of prey) like Greater Spotted Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Black-shouldered Kite, Montagu’s Harrier, Pallid Harrier, etc. are quite common. Other commonly seen bird species are Common Peafowl, Black Francolin, Indian Roller, Painted Sandgrouse, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, etc. The area is also famous for its Banded Gecko (an endemic species), Spiny-tailed Lizard, Desert Monitor and Black Cobra.
Kutch attracts not only nature lovers but also those interested in handicrafts, textiles, religious and pilgrimage sites. The Kutchi people from Banni, Anjar, Khavda, Rapar and Bhuj area are famous for their bandhani work on colourful fabric. Dholavira, with its remains of the ancient Indus Valley civilsation, and the Fossil Museum in Than are areas that have a lot to offer those interested in archeology. Not to mention Mandvi, Mundra and Kandla, the important ports of Gujarat. The heritage village of Tera is famous for its fort, water tanks and the heritage precincts.
About Infinity Resort Rann of Kutch
AN OASIS IN THE HEART OF DESERT
Infinity Resorts Rann of Kutch is located in the village of Nani Aral, close to the dormant volcano called Dhinodar. Situated in the heart of an oasis, its tented accommodation and ethnic-looking bhoongas provide guests with the timeless appeal of luxury, style and adventure.
At Infinity Resorts Rann of Kutch, guests are treated to a traditional welcome and “tikka” followed by a mocktail drink and welcome briefing. All our staff are well trained and will provide the best personal service to our guests, starting from their time of arrival to their departure.
Infinity Resorts Rann of Kutch is a cosy, luxurious and comfortable resort that makes you feel at home. The resort offers a choice of 24 rooms of 2 categories – Tents or Bhoongas. All of them are spacious, air-conditioned and beautifully furnished with en suite large bathroom with modern facilities including hot and cold shower. Guest can be assured that all their creature comforts are well attended to.
Food & Restaurant Services
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the attractively designed Casaurina Restaurant serves multi-cuisines meals in air-conditioned comfort. Guests will be spoilt for choice as Indian, Chinese, Mughlai and Continental fare are served daily.
Conference / Meeting / Banquets
Ideal for private gatherings, conferences, table-tennis competitions or other board games, this air-conditioned Recreation lounge is also equipped with cable television, TV, LCD projector and white screen.
– Cinema seating: up to 80 guests
– U shape seating: up to 30 guests
– Classroom seating: up to 70 guests
– Board Room seating: up to 20 guests
– Banquet seating: up to 100 guests
Standard Equipment & services
– Flipchart and markers
– Whiteboard and markers
– Overhead projector with screen
– Podium & Mikes
– PA system
– Pad and Pencils
– Internet Access
– Facsimile & Printing
– Personal Computer /E-mail services
Safaris & Adventure Activities
Birdlife & Wildlife in Kutch – Common wild animals found around the resort are Indian Fox, Jackal, Chinkara, Pale Hedgehog, Nilgai and Wild Boar. Our Naturalists will escort guests on tailor-made jeep, camel and horse safaris and excursions to the various wilderness areas to explore its wildlife, birding and photograph the unique desert habitats. Birders also come from all over the world to see the highly endangered Indian Bustards, White-naped Tit, Lesser Florican and Common Crane at Tera grassland, Chhari Phulai, and Lala Bustard Sanctuary.
Recreational & Entertainment Facilities
Onsite & off site recreational activities and facilities
COMPLIMENTARY TO OUR GUESTS:-
– Swimming pool games Table Tennis
– Volley ball
– Soft Cricket
– Car and Bus parking
– Kids Play areas
– Children games
– Board Games
– Bonfire during winters
– Wildlife movies & slide shows
– PowerPoint presentations on Conservation
EXTRA CHARGES APPLICABLE :-
– Corporate games
– Musical entertainment
– Visit to Chhari Phulai Bird Sanctuary
– Village tours
– Temples excursions
– Walking trails
– Nature treks
– Beach tour
– Heritage tours
– Pilgrimage, palaces and port tours