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Desert National Park

Information about the Desert National Park

The Desert National Park is located in the vast tracts of desert sands around Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. The Desert National Park was established in 1980 in Jaisalmer and covers an area of 3162 square km. The Desert National Park is associated with the endangered great Indian bustard.

Vegetation in the Desert National Park
The vegetation in the park comprises of very few grasses, shrubs, and some

Desert National Park Rajasthan India

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 and snakes. 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

By Air:
The nearest airport is Jodhpur which is about 285 km.

By Rail:
There are various trains that connects Jaisalmer with various small and big towns and cities of Rajasthan.

By Road:
A good network of roads joins Jaisalmer with many destinations in and around Rajasthan.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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