Desert National Park - Rajasthan
The Desert National Park ( 3162 sq.kms.) is an excellent example of the ecosystem
of the Thar desert and its diverse fauna. Sand dunes form around 20% of the park
The common antelope of this region is the black buck. Other notable inhabitants
are the desert fox, wolf and desert cat.
Birds such as the sandgrouse, partridges, bee-eaters, larks and shrikes are commonly
seen. Demoiselle crane and houbara arrive in winter. The endangered great Indian
Bustard is also seen here. It is common to see five or six bustards near Sudarshi
The birds of prey seen here are eagles, honey buzzards, falcons and kestrels. The
Akal wood Fossils Park which is 18 km. From Jaisalmer has sea shells massive fossilized
tree trunks which are said to be 180 million years old.
How to go there:
Accessible by road and rail from Jodhpur.
Accommodation is available at Jaisalmer
Best time to visit:
Open all the year round
For more information:
Desert National Park
Associations working to protect the black buck: Bishnoi