The Desert National Park in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan is an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert and its diverse fauna. Sand dunes constitute around 20% of the park. The major landforms consist of craggy rugged rocks and compact salt lake bottoms with intermediate areas and fixed dunes. To think that even the Thar Desert can support a National Park, speaks a ton about the effort that has been put in to eco tourism and preservation in the desert region of Rajasthan. The Desert National Park spreads across an area of 3162 km.
Desert National Park - Wildlife
The black buck, desert fox,, wolf and desert cat are some of the animals that oblige the tourists with an occasional visit. The avian population in this sandy habitat is vivid and spectacular. Birds such as the sandgrouse, partridges, bee-eaters larks and shrikes can be commonly seen.
Demoiselle crane and houbara migrate to the park in the winter. The tawny and steppe eagles, long legged and honey buzzards, falcons and kestrels are also seen. But the most outstanding and commonly seen of the fauna is the great Indian bustard.
Desert National Park- How to Reach
By Air: the nearest airport is at Jodhpur which is connected to other cities in Rajasthan.
By Rail: the nearest railhead is at Jaisalmer which is connected toother places in Rajasthan.
By Road: the nearest major city is Jaisalmer. Bus and taxix are available.
Jaisalmer is a major tourist destination and has quite a few hotels, resorts and other forms of lodging facilities.
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