Banni Grasslands Reserve OverviewRanked 13 of 15 sightseeing in Kutch
Banni Grasslands Reserve is a part of the belt of arid grassland ecosystem situated on the outer southern edge of the Rann of Kutch. This reserve, spread over an area of 3847 sq km is known for its rich wildlife and biodiversity. It is legally protected under the status of a Protected Forest of India.
Currently, WII or the Wildlife Institute of India has declared this reserve as amongst the last habitats of the cheetah in India and a possible site for their reproduction. The vegetation in this reserve mainly comprises Prosopis juliflora, Cressa critica, Cyperus spp, Sporobolus, Dichanthium, and Aristida. The wildlife in the area includes nilgai, chinkara, blackbuck, wild boar, golden jackal, Indian hare, Indian wolf, caracal, Asiatic wildcat and Indian wild ass.