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Desert National Park




The Desert National Park is an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert and its rich fauna. The Sudashri forest post is the most ideal place for observing wildlife in the Desert National Park. Sand dunes form less than 20 percent of the Park, which consists of craggy rocks, pavements and compact salt lake bottoms, intermedial areas and fixed dunes.

About Desert National Park

Rajasthan is an abode of many wildlife sanctuaries and National Park, however none of them is similar to the Desert National Park. The park is widely different from a usual park and actually for a novice, the park has little importance. Nonetheless, the Desert National Park has an important role to play in maintaining the ecological balance of the region.
It is the largest park in the state of Rajasthan spreading over an area of 3162 sq km. Around one fifth of the park is covered with sand dunes. The rest of the landmass comprises craggy rocks, compact salt lakes bottoms, inter medial areas and fixed dunes.

Desert National Park Attractions

Flora - The vegetation is sparse with only few grasses and shrubs that provide food for the wildlife inhabitants of the park.

Animals - The animals of the park include Desert Fox, Bengal Fox, Desert Cat, Wolf, hedgehog, Black Buck and Chinkara. These animals have live in an extremely difficult terrain, still they have managed to survive.

Reptiles - There is a fair number of reptiles found in the park as well. These are Spiny Tail Lizard, Monitor Lizard, Russel's Viper, chameleons and Sind Krait.

Birds - The bird population of the park is responsible for making it hugely attractive. The Great Indian Bustard which is a protected species in India, finds a safe shelter in this park. These birds eat practically everything, from cereals and berries to grasshoppers and Locusts. Other birds found in this park are Sand Grouse, Partridges, Bee Eaters, Larks, Shrikes, Harriers, Falcons, Buzzards, Kestrel, Vultures, Short-toed Eagles, Tawny Eagles, Spotted Eagles and Lagger. Demoiselle Cranes and Houbara flock to this park in the winter months.

Things to Do

Jeep Safari - This enables visitors to explore a wider area of the park in relatively short span of time. Also, it is highly interesting to see the wide range of flora and fauna from the jeep.

Camping - This is perhaps the best way to enjoy the wildlife of the park. However, visitors must take into consideration the fragile nature of the park and thus refrain from causing any sort of harm to it.

Accommodation
For visitors to the Desert National Park, Jaisalmer has a number of accommodation options catering to all kind of tourists. Khuri, is also at a short distance from the park and has some accommodation option for visitors.

Climate :
Summer Max :50.0 degree
Winter Max: 25.0 degree C Min. 9.1 Degree C

How to Reach:

Airport : Nearest Airport Jodhpur . Several flights from Delhi , Mumbai and other parts of India.

Railways : Nearest Rail Head: Jaisalmer on the Delhi Mumbai rail route. Several trains a day from Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Jaipur.

Roadways : Daily buses from Jaisalmer.

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