Desert Coursers at Zainabad

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Apr 17 2010

Join us on Wild West – Bird photography tour of Kutch from February 05 to 13, 2011. More details here.

I’ve mentioned Mr.Dhanraj Malik in my previous posts on LRK. Well, he runs Desert Coursers at Zainabad and is a fabulous host. His knowledge of the Rann is superb; he knows the place like the back of his hand. And the night safari for the Syke’s Nightjar is an experience of a lifetime.

Desert Coursers supports a host of social projects around Zainabad, including running a school. You can see the sense of achievement in Mr.Dhanraj’s eyes when he talks about how most of the earnings go into supporting the neighboring villages. One evening, all the children from the school were in the resort happily hearing to what Mr.Dhanraj had to say. Truly commendable.

From a staying perspective, Desert Coursers offers simple, yet comfortable accommodation close to the Rann. The circular cottages are designed to be earthquake resistant, I am told. The food is made well and served in the common dining area. The jeeps are hardy to withstand the tough terrain. Visit to know more about the resort.

All in all, a great place with a great host. Can’t wait to get back there…

  1. Madhu Nair 

    Hi Shreeram,
    I came across this post which googling for Camp Zainabad.
    We were there in 2009 and had a great time.
    Very different experience, unlike anything else we have experienced before.

    It would have been great to join a photo tour like this one.

    Here are the pics we had clicked on our visit.

    Take care,

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