Desert National Park

03 Feb


Desert National Park, Rajasthan, India is an exceptional exemplar of the eco system due to its prosperous fauna and flora. The Park is mostly in the Thar Desert which has the intense sand dunes, weathered rocks and extinct condensed saline water bottoms etc. This park is one of the largest park reserves in the country. It is very difficult to sustain in such a harsh and hot weather conditions and thus the flora and fauna of this park creates amazing magic for its visitors. Because the park is so close to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, many of the birds from there are also seen here in the park. The place itself creates a magic and the visitors here are fascinated from its beauty that the country has nominated the Desert National Park in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It has been nominated in 2009 because the Thar Desert is a stupendous example of ecological account and very well defines the altered stages of progression. You can say it a great coincidence or just the wonder that all four state elements like state tree, state flower, state bird and state animal are found in the same particular place only which are Khejri, Rohida, The Great Indian Bustard and Chinkara respectively. It should definitely be considered as a World Heritage Site in India as the desert is much more new as compared to the other deserts in the world and is a home to many atypical and endangered species of flora and fauna.

Location and Accessibility:

Desert National Park, situated in northern west India in Rajasthan is unique and distinctive in its own as it is a sole habitat of its type. Surrounded one side by Aravalli Hills and the other side by prolific plains of Indus River, The Desert National Park have an area of 3162 km square. The Park is shared between two prestigious districts of Rajasthan, named Jaisalmer and Barmer.Jaisalmer is also famous for Jaisalmer fort ,which is also listed as an UNSECO world heritage sites.Around 1900 km square of the park’s area is in Jaisalmer and around1262 km square is in Barmer. You will require a prior permission from the office of DesertNational Park and the District Magistrate, Jaisalmer to visit and explore the park.

Flora and Fauna:

The distinctive, diverse and rich flora and fauna present in the park are accountable of its assorted beauty. One can clearly and easily saw plants like Ber, Palm Trees, Dhok and Ronj etc.

Blue tailed bee-eaters

Blue Tailed Bee-Eaters

Indian Rollers

Indian Rollers

Indian fox in Desert National Park

Indian Fox



Many endangered birds and animals like Buzzards, Tawny Eagles, Short Toed Eagles, Falcons, Kestrel, Harriers, spotted eagles, Lagger Falcons and vultures, black buck, Indian fox, chinkara, desert cat, wolf and hare etc. Also, the most endangered The Great Indian Bustard is commonly seen in the park that too in good numbers. Blue tailed bee-eaters, bush quail and Indian Rollers are also the inhabitants of the park.

The best time to visit the park is the winter season which is from November to January in India. If you want to experience a real excitement while exploring the different endangered species, you should go for a jeep safari on the startling golden sand dunes. Thus, we can proudly say that Desert National Park holds a remarkable position in India Heritage sites.


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29 responses to “Desert National Park

  1. Pat

    February 3, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Beautiful wildlife shots.

  2. humptydumptyonawall

    February 3, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Amazing shots!

  3. Garden Walk Garden Talk

    February 4, 2014 at 3:31 am

    Very beautiful images of the birds, fox and that tiny ungulate.

  4. antsjetiek

    February 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Beautifull foto’s from the bird and animals

  5. Roger Green

    February 5, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    So informative. The birds in particular are lovely.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  6. Spiderdama

    February 5, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Oh, so very beautiful! Amazing photos

  7. Reader Wil

    February 5, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Excellent post for D! wonderful photos!
    Wil,ABCW Team.

  8. lesliebc

    February 5, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Lovely bird! And what a sweet face on the fox. I’ve never heard of a chinkara – is it of the deer family?

    abcw team

    • Swati Singh

      February 6, 2014 at 6:52 am

      Thanks you Leslie for visiting my blog and leave comment. The Deer and Chinkara both have different family.. deer belongs from the Cervidae family (include animals : rocket deer, caribou, deer, elk, tufted deer, Chinese water deer and relatives) and chinkara belongs from the Bovidae family (Include animals : antelopes, cattle, gazelles, goats, sheep, and relatives)..

  9. iihahs

    February 5, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    That blue tailed Bee eater who is peacefully looking at life passing away, is my favourite.
    Incredible shots of Incredible India !

  10. HansHB

    February 7, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Lovely bird-photos!
    Well done!

  11. sonjiagoncalves

    February 7, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Beautiful wild life images. I especially like the Bee – Eaters and the Indian Fox. Thank you for your informative post..


    February 7, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Hi!!!.. Beautiful pictures.. Thanks to comment on my blog.. Cheers!!!

  13. Leovi

    February 7, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Without a doubt wonderful photos, the colors in the first are fabulous ! … A hug !

  14. edithlevyphotography

    February 7, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Gorgeous images.

  15. itsallaboutpurple

    February 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    what a wonderful entry and such beautiful, colorful wildlife!!

  16. Carver

    February 7, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Fascinating post and wonderful nature photography. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

  17. Betsyfromtennessee

    February 7, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Hi There, Wow—love the colors of those birds. SO beautiful… And the fox has very big ears. Surprised and sad to read so many birds/critters who are on the endangered list in India…. Thanks for this great post.

  18. Swati Singh

    February 8, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Thank you all my friends!! Hope Keep visiting..

  19. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    February 8, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    It is the kind of place we would love. Thank you for the wonderful photos.

  20. Minoru

    February 9, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Hi,Swati. Nice captures. Your photos are very beautiful. I hope many endangered spicies would live forever in this national park. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Marko

    March 1, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Hello! Beautiful pictures of animals. Feel free to watch my new photo album. I greet and wish you a beautiful weekend!

  22. thesmittenimage

    March 4, 2014 at 3:03 am

    They’re all such gorgeous creatures. Fine captures.

  23. Freya

    March 4, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I absolutely love nature and wildlife, so Desert National Park looks like a great place for me. That photo of the Indian Fox is simply stunning

    • Swati Singh

      March 5, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Yes Freya ,Really Indian Fox is wonderful,Thanks for appreciation.

  24. Dilip

    April 18, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Beautiful indeed great captures especially that Chink as I am seeing one after years. Made my day and thank you Swati 🙂

  25. Marko

    May 12, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I warmly greet you and invite you to see my new photos.
    I wish you a successful week.


    November 24, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Incredible post, thoroughly enjoyed it. Photos are amazing. Desert National Park of Jaisalmer is really amassing place.


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