Desert National Park

General Information
Total Area 3162 sq. km.
Best time to visit Through - out the Year.
Accommodation Hotel & Restaurants.
Nearest Town Jaisalmer.
How to get there Train: Jodhpur, Air: Jodhpur.
Species found Great Indian bustard, blackbuck, Chinkara, desert fox, Bengal fox, wolf , desert cat etc.


The Desert National Park is an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar desert and its diverse fauna. Sand dunes form around 20% of the park. The major landform consists of craggy rocks and compact salt lake bottoms intermediate areas and fixed dunes. The black buck is another common antelope of this region. Its other notable inhabitants are the desert fox,, wolf and desert cat. Bird life in this sandy habitat is vivid and spectacular. Birds such as the sandgrouse, partridges, bee-eaters larks and shrikes are commonly seen. Demoiselle crane and houbara arrive in the winter. The birds of prey seen here are tawny and steppe eagles long legged and honey buzzards, falcons and kestrels. But the most outstanding of the fauna is the great Indian bustard. This tall heavy bird is an epitome of confidence and grace. It is common to see five or six bustards near. Sudarshi water hole.18 km from Jaisalmer is the Akal Wood Fossils Park which is about 180 million years age. Sea shells and massive fossilized tree trunks in this park record the geological history of the desert. Birdlife in this sandy habitat is vivid & spectacular. The great Indian bustard is another magnificent bird found in relatively fair numbers. It migrates locally in different seasons. The region is a haven for migratory and resident birds of the desert. One can see many eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrel and vultures. Short- toed eagles, tawny eagles, spotted eagles, lagger falcons and kestrels are the commonest of these. Sand grouse are spotted near small ponds or lakes. Sea shells and massive fossilized tree trunks in this park record the geological history of the desert.