indigenous trees on the rolling
landscape of sand dunes.
Birds in the Desert National Park
The Desert National Park is mainly known for the endangered
great Indian bustard. This bird lives in small flocks and has
strong legs which are meant for walking and feeds on
everything from cereals and berries to grasshoppers, locusts
Other birds which are found in this park are sandgrouse, gray
partridge, quails, peafowl, bee-eaters, shrikes, orioles,
drongos, warblers and babblers. Houbara, the lesser bustard
and the desert courser which breeds in the Thar on its
migratory journey through the desert can also seen in this
park. Thousands of bustards, falcons and eagles migrate here
during the winter. This park supports a unique variety of
wildlife species and reptiles like the desert hare, hedgehog,
Indian wolf, desert cat, fox, spiny tailed lizard, sandfish,
chameleons, and snakes that include the deadly saw-scaled
viper and Sind krait.
Best Time To Visit Desert National Park
The best time to visit Desert National Park is during
September to March.
How to Reach Desert National Park
The nearest airport is Jodhpur which is about 285 km.
There are various trains that connects Jaisalmer with various
small and big towns and cities of Rajasthan.
A good network of roads joins Jaisalmer with many destinations
in and around Rajasthan.