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The World’s only Inland Mangrove Island in Kutch


So what is a bio-museum? A bio-museum is a natural century in which a variety of plants species are preserved. So let’s today talk about Kutch’s very own bio-museum, a mango forest, a kind of a secret gold, but right in the heart of the arid planes of Kutch.

Standing majestically and definitely in the Rann of Kutch, they are no ordinary trees! An undiscovered biological museum, actually a forest island of mangroves. The likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Which is located near navinar village of MundraTaluka.

Popularly known as ShravanKavadia, this attractive land houses genetic strains and variability which is thousands of years old. But this magical, rare belies all facts as far as mangroves in Kutch are concerned. Having incredible heights of 30-40 meters, this expensive, lush, green forest is found to exist nearly 200 kilometers away from the sea.

An amazing phenomenon where one realizes that mangroves are the species that develop essentially near the sea. And normally grow only to marginal heights. But this in itself is not completely explained the significance and uniqueness of these mangroves forests. Perhaps the most interesting feature, this Jungle lies in its existence right in the middle of the bleak, desolate, salty land of Kutch.

The basic question that then arises is how and where do these mangroves exist so far from the sea? And grow within the arid landscape of Kutch. The answer is as incredible as the mystery itself. Perhaps the genesis of this diversity lies in the geological evolution of the landmass. Proving the geological past of the region, it is found that the Kutch had a history of geological changes. One such change was a gradual drying up of fresh water lakes and coming of sea water in its place. And the result, the Rann of Kutch transformed into a marshy and sealant landscape.

In fact, following the earthquake of 1819, an area of nearly 200 square miles was became in inland sea, perhaps suggesting the reasons for the genesis of this mangrove Gujarat island Kutch. People believe that they should not take any wood from this place following a mythological belief.

Whatever the reason behind the growth and development of this area, the fact remains that this living-bio museum could give us new insights into this magical phenomenon. And nature lovers should visit this unique, undiscovered place they are on Kutch travel. Kutch Tour Guide offers good Kutch tourism packages to visit this place.