Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh located in the western tip of
Gujarat , India. It is divided into two main parts; Great Rann of Kutch and
Little Rann of Kutch. It is located in the Thar Desert bio-geographic area in
the Indian state of Gujarat. The area is also spread across the Sindh province
in Pakistan. This is actually a seasonally marshy region and the word Rann
means "salt marsh". Kutch is the name of the district in Gujarat
where this region is situated. The marsh covers a huge area of around 10,000 square
miles and is positioned between the Gulf of Kutch and the mouth of the Indus
River in southern Pakistan. To the northeast corner of the Rann of Kutch lies
Luni River, originating in Rajasthan. The fact that the area has desert on one
side and the sea on the other makes the Rann of Kutch an interesting region.
The climatic and geo-morphological expansion of the grassland and deserts of
the Rann of Kutch has formed Gujarat.