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Desert National Park Wildlife

About

Situated near the town of Jaisalmer, Desert National Park is one of the largest parks in India. It is representative of ecosystem of Thar Desert. The park represents a fragile ecosystem with harsh conditions to sustain life. Nevertheless, it is a home to unique flora and fauna.

The landscape of the park comprises extinct salt lakes. The landforms vary from craggy rocks, compact salt lake bottoms, intermedial areas and fixed dunes dotted by thorny scrubs. Sand dunes are also found in the area surrounding the park.

The fauna found here is adapted to conditions of desert. Mammals found here include desert fox, Bengal fox, desert cat, wolf, hedgehog, blackbuck and chinkara. The place is also a paradise for bird watchers. Many birds such as eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrel and vultures, short- toed eagles, tawny eagles, spotted eagles, laager falcons and kestrels are found here.

When to go

The best time to visit the park is from October to March. The best way to expolore the park is through jeep safari. Do not forget to carry a pair of binoculars to explore a wider view of the park.

Trivia

The place is a home to endangered species, the Great Indian Bustard

Quick facts

Location – Rajasthan
Area – 3162 sq Km
Nearest Airport – Jodhpur (330 Km)
Nearest Rail Head – Jaisalmer (55 Km)
How to reach – Jaisalmer has regular buses to major cities
Famous for – Great Indian bustard
Months Open – Open round the year
Best Time – October to March

What's there

Mammals –desert fox, Bengal fox, desert cat, indian wolf, hedgehog, blackbuck and chinkara
Birds – Great Indian bustard, eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrel, vultures, short-toed eagles, tawny eagles, spotted eagles and laggar falcons.
Reptiles – spiny- tailed lizards, monitor lizard, saw-scaled viper, Russel’s viper, common krait

Images made at Desert National Park by our team

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