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Desert National Park


Location : The Desert National Park is situated in the west Indian state of Rajasthan near Jaisalmer, 51kms South East of Udaipur.
Area : The Desert National Park covers an area of 3100 sq. km.
Best time to visit : November to March.

About the Park Desert National ParkThe Desert National Park, an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert and its rich fauna is visited by tourists from all across the world. For observing wildlife in the Desert National Park, the Sudashri forest post is the most ideal place. The terrain of the park consists of sand dunes (form less than 20 percent of the Park), craggy rocks, pavements and compact salt lake bottoms, intermedial areas and fixed dunes.

Wildlife Attractions Fauna :
There are various animals found in the park namely tiger, leopard, sambar, blue bull, chital, chinkara, hyena, jackal, fox, caracal, jungle cat, ratel, sloth bear, languor and wildboard blackbuck, chinkara, wolf, Indian fox, desert fox, hare and desert cat.

Birds :
The Desert National Park has a vivid and spectacular bird life and offers more than 300 species of birds that include both domestic and migratory. The Great Indian bustard is a magnificent bird found in relatively fair numbers here which migrates locally in different seasons. The region is a retreat for migratory and resident birds of the desert. One can spot many eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrel and vultures. Short- toed eagles, tawny eagles, spotted eagles, lagger falcons and kestrels are the commonest of these. Sandgrouse are spotted near small ponds or lakes.

How to Reach The nearest airport from The Park is the Jodhpur airport. The nearest railhead is Jaisalmer which connects it to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Agra and Jaipur. Besides these there are daily buses from Jaisalmer.
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Nearby Attractions Jodhpur city is just 40 km away.