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Dasada is categorised as Bird Watching / Experiential

Lesser Flamingos in Kharagoda Lake
Camel Cart in Dasada (Nivalink Trip Dated - 13 January 2014)
Arid Little Rann of Kutch
Jeep Safari in Little Rann of Kutch
Blue Bull in Little Rann of Kutch
Wild Ass in Little Rann of Kutch
Black Winged Kite
Black Winged Stilt
Brown Shrike
Common Crane in Nava Talao
Dalmatian Pelican in Kharagoda
Indian Roller
Large Cormorant
Painted Stork
Short Eared Owl
White Cheeked Bulbul
Tangalia weaving technique (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 April 2013)

Reasons to Visit

  • Dasada is located on the edge of little Rann of Kutch, which is an extension of the Rann of Kutch onto Saurashtra.
  • Dasada is an ex-Ahmedabad getaway being just 90 kms away and a major bird watching destination
  • Dasada is known for bird watching and only place in India where wild ass can be found.
  • There are several bird watching sites around the area. Lesser Flamingoes are found here in winter in large numbers.
  • Besides bird watching tribal heritage of the area, craft villages and rural character is an attraction for guests looking for an authentic rural India experience.
  • Dasada today has emerged as a major bird watching centre (Oct- March is the best season) and a popular getaway that is visited all round the year.

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  • The safaris are conducted by resorts around Little Rann of Kutch and and entry permit rates are different for an Indian National and Overseas National.


  • Popular Destinations in and around Gujarat
    "A Prime bird watching destinations and a convenient stopover for holiday travellers on the Bhuj - Ahmedabad route."
  • Stopovers on Ahmedabad - Kutch route for Inbound travellers
    "90 kms short of Ahmedabad, Dasada is a renowned bird watching destination and recommended for travellers arriving from Bhuj driving towards Ahmedabad. Dasada is also excellent for travellers interested in visiting craft heritage and tribal communities around Dasada, Zainabad and Patdi areas."
  • Craft Heritage Destinations in Gujarat
    "Dasada is home to tribal heritage area that are rich in local craft. Guests visit the pastoral Vadiara and Kharapat Rabaris of Dasada, known for their embroideries, the silk-weavers colony at Dasada, and Ambala village of the Bharward shepherds and goatherds."
  • Heritage and Offbeat Getaways ex-Ahmedabad
    "Tribal heritage of the area with little rann of Kutch area having craft villages and rural character is an attraction for guests looking for an offbeat getaway. The area is also renowned for bird watching and therefore recommended for bird watching getaways."
  • Prime Bird watching destinations in Gujarat
    "Part of Little Rann of Kutch, Dasada (90 kms from Ahmedabad) is a popular arrival point for Bird watchers visiting nearby lakes such as Kharaghoda, Mithaghoda, Nawa Talao which are prime bird watching sites and where one can sight wildlife such as Wild Ass, Blue bull and Jackal. Flamingos, Pelicans, Storks, Cranes arrive in large number during winter around these lakes. 250+ varieties of birds are sighted in and around the area."

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Little Rann of Kutch Wildlife sanctuary spreads over 4950 sq km in area comprising a range habitats from saline desert plains, arid grasslands, rocky and thorn scrub to lakes and marshes. The sanctuary is known for its herds of the Asiatic Wild ass (one of its kind) alongwith population of gazelle, blue bull, wolf, and Indian foxes, jackal, jungle cat, hare etc. However it is now a hugely popular bird watching site with a number of birding sights where one can see birds such as bustard, sandgrouse, partridge, bustard quails, larks, eagle, short toed eagle, vulture, falcon, flamingoes, pelicans, ducks, cranes and storks etc. Oct-April is best time to spot migratory birds. Nawa Talao and Kharagoda Lakes are popular for bird watching.
    Bird Watching
    The Nalsarovar bird sanctuary comprises a lake of about 100 sq kms, where you can view flamingoes, pelicans, geese, cranes, storks, ibises, spoonbill, wading birds, swallows, fishing eagles, osprey, harriers and other migratory birds (more than 250 varieties duering Nov - March). One can hire country boats on the lake for bird viewing, and picnic at shacks the on the islands. The best time to reach there is just before Sunrise as the lake is calm and quiet and flock of birds waiting for their regular food. There is not credible accommodation available around and therfore Nalsarovar is a popular bird watching excursion ex-Ahmedabad and visited enroute to Dasada.
    Bird Watching
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Sun Temple (1026 AD) at Modhera in Gujarat, is a temple dedicated to the Hindu Sun-God, Surya. Sun temple today is a well maintained site and a popular visit enroute for all travellers. There is a stepwell within a temple complex and Sun temple is characterised by erotic carvings.
    Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple
    Rani-ki-Vav at Patan (11th Century) is a set of stepwells and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site List since 1998. This magnificent east facing step well measures approximately 64m long, 20m wide & 27m deep. A stepped corridor compartmented at regular intervals with pillared multi-storeyed pavilions is a unique feature. It was one of the largest and the most sumptuous structures of its type. There are many Tourist Attractions around Patan including Forts, Vavs (Step Wells), Talavs (Lakes) and places of worships. Salvivad, a place where Patolas (Textile handicraft) are woven along with places where traditional clay toys are made are also worth visiting. Patan is typically visited enroute from Ahmedabad to Mount Abu / Palanpur / Ambaji or as excursion ex-Ahmedabad alongwith Modhera Sun Temple.
    Heritage Site
    UNESCO Heritage Site, Stepwell

Destinations within reach from Dasada

  • Zainabad is situated on the outskirts of Little rann of Kutch and offers a rural village more
  • Patdi is central to Little Rann of Kutch area. Patdi lies in close proximity to Nawa Talao, more
  • Viramgam is located 75 kms from Ahmedabad in close proximity to destinations of Little Rann of more
  • Wadhwan lies mid-way between Ahmedabad and Rajkot and is known for the heritage hotel there and more
  • Sayla is a countryside area in Gujarat around Sundrendranagar offering heritage travellers a more
  • Utelia is a small hamlet 75 kms from Ahmedabad on Bhavnagar highway. Lothal escavations are 6 kms more
  • Palanpur is a heritage getaway 170 kms North of Ahmedabad enroute to Mount Abu and from where more
  • Morvi or Morbi is situated 60 kms north of Rajkot enroute Bhuj (after Wankaner) and is visited for more
  • Wankaner is 48 kms north of Rajkot on the Ahmedabad – Bhuj route. Wankaner is a stopover on the more
  • Nadiad is set at 60 kms from Ahmedabad on the NH-08 (Ahmedabad - Vadodara highway) in close more
  • Anand is renowned for being the home of AMUL Milk co-operative. Its also where Madhubhan Resorts more
  • Hatharva is at 130 kms from Ahmedabad offers a rural countryside backdrop where Bhavani Retreat, more
  • Shamlaji is a renowned Lord Vishnu Pilgrimage destination in Gujarat renowned for its 11th Century more
  • Rajkot, the commercial capital of region of Saurashtra region in North West Gujarat. Rajkot is a more
  • Balasinore is a heritage getaway at 86 km from Ahmedabad and about the same from Vadodara. There more
  • Gondal is visited by inbound guests in Winter for its craft heritage and bird watching around the more
  • Rajpura is a countryside area around Gujarat - Rajasthan border area at 250 kms from Ahmedabad. more
  • Jamnagar lies at the northern end of Saurashtra and home to Reliance Petrochemical complex (20 km more
  • Bera is situated 50 kms of Ranakpur and 150 kms from Udaipur and known for Leopard sightings. more
  • Dungarpur is located on the edge of Rajasthan - Gujarat border and has a palace with a lakefront more
  • Kevadiya is a countryside area 25 kms from Rajpipla and from where Sardar Sarovar Dam is more
  • Rajula is a newly developing city in Saurastra region, due to its close proximity to Pipavav Port more
  • Siana (40 kms from Sirohi, 150 kms from Udaipur) is surrounded by of Aisrana Hills, a part Aravali more
  • Bhuj is access point for visiting other areas of Kutchh, a region in North Gujarat known for its more
  • Jalore lies at 140 kms from Jodhpur in South - West Rajasthan is a experiential getaway and home more
  • Mandvi is just a "beach and nothing else" kind of a place. It is very peaceful and serene. It has more
  • Ghanerao Royal castle is also known, as "Sardar Sajjan Singh Castle" is a stopover destination on more
  • Barmer is a town in West Rajasthan on the Mount Abu (285 kms) - Jaisalmer (161 kms) route known more
  • Devpur (40 kms from Bhuj) is home to The Darbargadh Devpur, built about 1905 is the family Fort of more
  • Dahej is an all weather direct berthing multi cargo port situated on the southwest coast of more
  • Ranakpur is renowned for Jain Temple Complex. This is white marble temple with 1444 pillars and more
  • Sasan Gir is the only place where Asitic Lions are found in the wild. Sasan Gir is also a popular more
  • Hodka Village is located in the district of Kutch in the state of Gujarat. It lies at the distance more
  • Bambora lies at 40 kms East of Udaipur and is home to experiential heritage getaway, Karni more
  • Dhordo Village is set on the edge of Indo - Pak border, north of Bhuj and is renowned for its more
  • Fort Harji is a small rural heritage getaway recommended for small groups looking at homely and more
  • Eklingji is a Hindu temple complex, renowned for Shiva devotees at 22 kms from Udaipur. 1 km from more
  • Dhariyawad Estate is a private reserve forest surrounding Sita Mata Jungle at 100 kms South-East more
  • Khempur, is a small ethnic village on the Udaipur – Chittorgarh route at a distance of 50 km from more
  • Nakhatrana lies 50 kms North of Bhuj and is central to Pilgrimage, bird watching and craft centres more
  • Diu is visited for its secluded and peaceful beaches and a popular weekend getaway ex-Ahmedabad more
  • Dwarka is one of the four most visited and revered Krishna Pilgrimages in India. Dwarka is set on more
  • Somnath is a pilgrim town in Gujarat at 80 kms from Junagadh and a few kilometers from Port city more
  • Porbandar is situated about 100 kms South of pilgrim town of dwarka on the Dwarka - Somnath route. more

Average Day / Night Temperature of Dasada,Gujarat,India

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Getting There


Ahmedabad (95 kms), Rajkot (190 kms), Vadodara (200 kms)
Viramgam(33 kms), Mehsana(73 kms), Surendranagar(81 kms)

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Nearest Airport in Dasada
  • Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Airport ( AMD ) , Ahmedabad-95 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Dasada
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Dasada has 4 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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11 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Dasada

Getaway (1-3 nights)2
Short Break (4-6 nights)4
Holiday (7 or more)5

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List of Holidays for Dasada


  • Dasada - Velavadar Getaway (3 Nights)
  • Dasada Bird Watching Getaway (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Dasada - Bera - Nature lovers Break (4 Nights)
  • Gujarat Wildlife and Bird Watching Break (5 Nights)
  • Jamnagar - Little Rann of Kutch Bird watching Break (5 Nights)
  • Little Rann of Kutch - Sasan Gir Wildlife and Bird Watching Break (4 Nights)


  • Architectural Gems and Archaeological sites of Gujarat (9 Nights)
  • Best of Gujarat with Kutch (8 Nights)
  • Craft Itinerary of Gujarat (11 Nights)
  • Gujarat Bird Watching Itinerary (9 Nights)
  • Tribes and Pastoral Groups of Gujarat (17 Nights)

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5 Travel Ideas listed for Dasada. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Bird watching in Little rann of Kutchh
  • Bird watching in Nalsarovar
  • Crafts Village Visits In Dasada
  • Deccan Odyssey - Luxury Train Experience

Stay Ideas

  • Rann Rider experience

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Dasada has 2 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Ahmedabad and Drop to DasadaRs. 3046
Transfers between Jamnagar and Little Rann of KutchRs. 5000

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