The Desert National Park, Jaisalmer – a home to a variety of eye-catching species

The Desert National Park is situated in the Indian state of Rajasthan near Jaisalmer. The Desert National Park is a protected sanctuary. Spread over an area of 3,000 square kilometers, Desert National Park is home to a variety of eye-catching animal and bird species including chinkara, black buck, sand grouse, desert fox and cat, desert gerbil, fringe-toed agama eagles and blue bull. It is considered not only the largest in the state of Rajasthan but among the largest in India.

Desert National Park also houses one of the heaviest flying birds in the world, the endangered Great Indian Bustard. In the winter months, the park welcomes migratory birds like Eastern Imperial Eagle, Himalayan and Eurasian Griffon Vultures, and Saker Falcon etc.

The landscape here includes craggy rocks and compact salt lake bottoms, as well as intermediate areas and both fixed and shifting dunes. Around 20 percent of the vast expanse is covered with sand dunes.

The most suitable time to visit the area is between November and January. If you really want to explore the magnificent wildlife at the Desert National Park in Jaisalmer then the best way is by setting out on an adventure-filled jeep safari. And yes, don’t forget to carry a really good pair of binoculars and any of Ultra Zoom SLR cameras.

If you are a wildlife enthusiast and like to spend time in the company of nature, then you need to check out Desert National Park, Jaisalmer.


Indians – INR – 50 (Per person along with the fare of safari vehicle)

Foreigners – INR 300 (Per person along with the fare of safari vehicle)