Desert National Park
The Desert National Park is an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert and its rich fauna. The Sudashri forest post is the most ideal place for observing wildlife in the Desert National Park. Sand dunes form less than 20 percent of the Park, which consists of craggy rocks, pavements and compact salt lake bottoms, intermedial areas and fixed dunes.
Its inhabitants include the blackbuck, chinkara, wolf, Indian fox, desert fox, hare and desert cat. Flights of sandfrouse start coming to waterholes from sunrise onwards. One also hear the morning call of the grey partridge. Blue tailed and green bee-eaters, drongos, common and bush quail and Indian rollers are birds, which are commonly found around waterholes. the park is also home to the great Indian Bustard which is peril of extinction..
A bird that lives in small flocks, it has strong legs meant for walking and feeds on berries to grasshoppers. lori.ists, and even snakes. Other avifaunal specie include a variety of sandgrouse. Gray partridge, quails, peafowl and some insect eating birds such as bee-eaters, shrikes, orioles, drongos. warblers and babblers wherever khair bushes can be found. Special mention needs to be made of the houbara. The almost hunted to extinction. and which has now been allowed to breed, and of the desert courser hich, it has now been established, breeds in the Thar on its migratory journey through the desert.
During the winters. Foreign visitors may require special permission since the park is clos to the
Pakistan border; travel agents can help with permission. A good way to view the wildlife is camping out in the desert, but they must ensure that no infringement of the park is caused.
Max:25.0 degree C
Min. 9.1 Degree C
Airport : Nearest Airport Jodhpur . Several flights from Delhi , Mumbai and other parts of India.
Railways : Nearest Rail Head: Jaisalmer on the Delhi Mumbai rail route. Several trains a day from Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Jaipur.
Roadways : Daily buses from Jaisalmer.