Desert National Park is located in the Jaisalmer city of Rajasthan. Stretching in the Thar Desert, over an area of 3150 sq km, the park serves as the perfect example of the desert ecosystem. Desert National Sanctuary, established in the year 1980, is believed to be the largest sanctuary of India. The best place to witness the amazing flora and fauna of the park is the Sudashri forest post and the best time to come here includes the months of October to March.
The terrain of the Desert National Park of India is made up of craggy
rocks, compact salt lake bottoms and inter-medial areas. Huge sand
dunes, forming about 20 percent of the park, are one of the most
distinguishing features of its landscape. The flora of the Desert
National park comprises of Dhok, Ronj, Salai, Bear and Palm trees.
Blackbuck and Chinkara are the most popular attractions of the Desert
National Park of India. The other animals that can be seen in the park
Include Desert Fox, Bengal Fox, Indian Wolf, Desert Cat, Hare, etc. The
reptiles found here consist of Spiny-tail Lizard, Desert Monitors, Sand
Fish, Chameleons, Viper Snake, Krait Snake, etc.
Desert National Sanctuary of India is home to a rich variety of birds.
Here, one can hope to watch Drongos, Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, Green
Bee-eaters, Bush Quail, Indian Rollers, Great Indian Bustard, etc. The
winter season sees a large number of migratory birds visiting the
sanctuary, such as Larks, Imperial Sand Grouse, Eagles, Bustards,
Sparrows, Demoiselle Cranes and Falcons.
How to Reach Desert National Park
By Air: The city of Jaisalmer has an airport, which remains open
from 1st October to 31st March. The next closest airport is at Jodhpur.
By Rail: The railway station of Jaisalmer is well connected with
the other key cities of the country.
By Road: Jaisalmer has a good network of buses as well as taxis.