- Location: 42 K.M. from Jaisalmer
- Best time to visit : October to February
- Activities: Jeep safari, Camping, Bonfire and bird watching
The Desert National Park is located in the Thar Desert in south-west Rajasthan. It is 42 km southwest of Jaisalmer, 317 km northwest of Jodhpur and 689 km west of Jaipur. The park acquires an area of 3,162 sq km which constitute of sand dunes, rough rocks and compact salt lake bottom areas covered with sand. Desert National Park is considered as the paradise for bird lovers as they can watch a wide variety of birds.
Wildlife attractions Desert National Park
The Desert National Park owns a large variety of birds which include the Great Indian Bustard (choriotis and nigriceps) and a large bird with a height of 1.2m. Some of the Wildlife attractions spotted in the park are- eagles (short- toed eagles, tawny eagles and spotted eagles), harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrel and vultures. It is difficult to sustain life in deserts; therefore plant life here lives on the edge. Tourists can indulge in various kinds of outdoor activities like jeep safari, bird watching, camping and bonfire. The most suitable method to explore the Desert National Park is jeep safari.
When to Visit Desert National Park
Best time to visit this National Park is from October to February when the weather is quite pleasant with maximum temperature of 20 degree Celsius . The Desert National Park is easily accessible from all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.
The Nearest airport to this place is Jodhpur, 322 kms away and the nearest train station is Jaisalmer Railway station, 42 km away. There are frequent bus services to Jaisalmer which are available from major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.
Accommodation Facilities Desert National Park
Jaisalmer is a major tourist destination and has quite a few hotels, resorts and other forms of lodging facilities.