About the Park
Desert National ParkThe Desert National Park is one of the largest national park in India, established in 1980 is situated in the west Indian state of Rajasthan near Jaisalmer city. The varied ecosystem of Thar supports a unique and diverse wildlife in the national park spanning over an area of 3162 sq.km.
The climate of the national park becomes very hot in summer with temperature rises up to 50 degrees C while in winter the temperature varies between 25 to 10 degrees C. The most ideal time to visit the park is between November to March.
Wildlife Attractions in the Desert National Park
The desert climate only allow a few type of small
grasses, shrubs and xerophytic trees and therefore its not suitable for large
The various inhabitants include the black buck, chinkara,
wolf, Indian fox, desert fox, hare, desert cat, Bengal fox. The park is also
very rich in reptiles such as monitor lizard, saw sealed viper, Sind krait,
Russel's viper, sandfish are found in a large number.
The national Park is a home to a rich variety
of avian species including various migratory. The principal bird species includes
sandgrouse, partridges, bee-eaters, larks, Demoiselle crane, houbara, steppe
eagles, falcons and the great Indian bustard.
Jaisalmer Fort :
The fort is made of golden and yellow sand
stone which houses several lovely palaces, temples and several gateways.
Sudashri forest post :
This is an ideal place for observing
wildlife of Desert National Park.
The Havelies :
There are several Havelis in Jaisalmer like
Patwon -Ki-Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli represents the architectural brilliance
The park can be explored by a jeep safari and the jeeps can be hired from the hotels or the local jeep operators.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Jodhpur which is 290 kms
from the park.
The nearest railway station is at Jaisalmer which
connects it to cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Mumbai
A good motorable road network with regular bus services
links the park to all the major destinations in and around Rajasthan.
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